Rohingya migrant crisis - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Rohingya migrant crisis


Malaysia bids somber farewell to nameless Rohingya dead

Jun 22, 2015 - 11:14 PM

Malaysian authorities hold a somber mass funeral for 21 suspected ethnic Rohingya found in human trafficking graves last month with fellow Muslims praying for the unidentified victims to find a place in heaven

THE NAMELESS. A migrant, who was found at sea on a boat, arrives at a temporary shelter near the Kanyin Chaung jetty to MeeThike sub-township outside Maungdaw township, northern Rakhine state on June 4, 2015. Photo by Ye Aung Thu / AFP

Myanmar escorting boatload of 700 migrants to Rakhine state

Jun 02, 2015 - 9:34 PM

Myanmar s navy escorts a boatload of more than 700 migrants towards its western state of Rakhine 5 days after it was found adrift in the Bay of Bengal

'RESCUE.' Rohingya Muslims from Bangladesh rescued by the Myanmar navy sit inside buildings at a temporary refugee camp in the village of Aletankyaw in the Maungdaw township of northern Rakhine state, Myanmar, 23 May 2015. Photo by Nyunt Win / EPA

'PH influenced ASEAN members to help Rohingya'

Jun 01, 2015 - 8:01 AM

What was great about the Philippines making the offer was it was about humanitarian concern and not having a common religious identity

THE UNWANTED. Rohingya migrants jump to collect food supplies dropped by a Thai army helicopter from a boat drifting in Thai waters off the southern island of Koh Lipe in the Andaman sea on May 14, 2015. Photo by Christophe Archambault/AFP

Rohingya: The people ASEAN refuses to name

May 31, 2015 - 10:13 PM

After a 17 nation summit in Bangkok can the ASEAN pressure Myanmar to stop persecuting Rohingya Muslims and crack down on human trafficking?

Qatar pledges $50 million to Indonesia for Rohingya

May 29, 2015 - 12:19 AM

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Sunday indicated that Jakarta would need international help to foot the bill for housing thousands of destitute people