My Sinchew/ Refugees

In Germany, some Muslim refugees convert to Christianity

Clad in white at a Berlin church, asylum seekers Saeed, Veronica, Farida and Matin were just about to become Christians on a recent Sunday.


21,000 Rohingya flee to Bangladesh from Myanmar

Around 21,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh in recent weeks to escape violence in neighbouring Myanmar, an official of the International Organisation for Migration said Tuesday.


At least 10,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh: UN

At least 10,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh in recent weeks, fleeing violence in neighbouring Myanmar, the United Nations said on Wednesday.


Myanmar Rohingya abuse may be 'crimes against humanity': UN

Myanmar's Rohingya may be victims of crimes against humanity, the UN's rights agency said Tuesday, as former UN chief Kofi Annan arrived in the country for a visit that will include a trip to northern Rakhine.


Asean should step in on Rohingya issue

For many years, Aung San Suu Kyi has been fighting for democracy and human right in Myanmar. The international community is looking to the National League for Democracy under her leadership to end the plight of the Rohingyas.


Thai kingpin jailed for Rohingya trafficking

A Thai man accused of masterminding the smuggling and trafficking of Rohingya migrants fleeing Myanmar has been jailed for 35 years, a court said Thursday.


More than 3,000 migrants lost in Med in 2016

More than 3,000 migrants and refugees have died while trying to cross the Mediterranean this year, while nearly 250,000 have made the perilous journey to Europe, the International Organization for Migration said Tuesday.


A year on, Asia's boat people trapped in desperate limbo

One year after struggling ashore during Southeast Asia's human-trafficking crisis, Sonamia and hundreds of other desperate Rohingya migrants remain in limbo, forgotten footnotes as record numbers worldwide flee violence and persecution.


Myanmar Rohingya boat dead 'forced' to travel by sea: witnesses

Witnesses to a boat capsize that left some 20 people dead, including children, say the victims were from the persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority and blamed the tragedy on restrictions that forced them to journey by sea.


Image of migrant baby at barbed wire fence wins World Press Photo

A haunting black-and-white image of a refugee passing a baby under a barbed wire fence won the prestigious World Press Photo Award on Thursday, highlighting Europe's worst migrant crisis since World War II.


 

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