Three Women Sexually Assaulted by Military in Northern Maungdaw

Three Women Sexually Assaulted by Military in Northern Maungdaw

By Anwar M.S.December 28, 2016 

Three Women Sexually Assaulted by Military in Northern Maungdaw

 

Maungdaw – During a raid on December 24, 2016, the Myanmar military perpetrated sexual assaults and physical assaults targeting the Rohingya villagers at ‘Kyun Pauk Phyu Zu’ in ‘Taung Pyo Lat Wai’ Township, northern Maungdaw, according to the reliable sources.

At least three Rohingya women were raped by the military during the raid in the village as many men fled in fear of arbitrary arrests, torture and unlawful detention. The raped victims are identified as:

  • The 21-year-old wife of Mr. ME (real name withheld)
  • A 30-year-old daughter of Mr. AA (real name withheld)
  • The 22-year-old wife of Mr. SN (real name withheld)

The military further beat and tortured the villagers including children, young and old (wherever encountered) and plundered the villagers’ properties. Some victims seriously tortured are identified as:

  • Amir Ahmed (35)
  • Abdul Ma’abud (36), Haidar

The Burmese military have continued a brutal military assaults on the Rohingya civilians in the name of ‘Region Clearance Operation’ and indulged in the Crimes of Genocide since October 9, 2016. The Myanmar government stick to blanket denials of any wrongdoings by its troops despite the reports by the human rights groups like HRW, Amnesty International and Fortify Rights; many and other reliable sources.

Source by; http://www.rvisiontv.com

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EU provides € 300,000 for emergency assistance to Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh

EU provides € 300,000 for emergency assistance to Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh

 

Dhaka, 28 December 2016 – The European Commission is allocating € 300 000 (BDT 24,941,382) in humanitarian aid funding to provide emergency humanitarian assistance to Rohingya refugees who have recently fled from Myanmar to neighbouring Bangladesh. The aid will directly benefit 7 500 newly arrived refugees in the coastal district of Cox’s Bazar.

“Most of the Rohingya families who have recently crossed the Naaf River have arrived with nothing, and are therefore in critical need of humanitarian assistance”, said Roman Majcher, Head of the European Commission’s humanitarian aid department (ECHO) office in Bangladesh.“The support from the European Commission will not only ensure that their urgent needs are addressed, but will also contribute to help them cope with what they have just gone through by providing them with psychological support”.

The EU-funded assistance will focus on delivering much-needed immediate relief and assistance to Rohingya refugees in terms of food and nutrition support, as well as the provision of non-food relief items such as sleeping kits, hygiene parcels and warm clothes. Unconditional cash grants will also be distributed to the most vulnerable to help them cover their daily basic needs, and psychological support will also be provided to help them cope with post-traumatic stress and shock.

Bangladesh has witnessed a major influx of members of the Rohingya community into the south-eastern Chittagong Division over the last weeks, as a result of escalating tensions and violence in the northern part of neighbouring Myanmar’s Rakhine state. It is believed that at least 27 000 Rohingya refugees have crossed the border into the country in search of safety, more than half of whom are women and children. Many are in dire condition, both physically and mentally, and many children have arrived showing signs of malnutrition. The sudden increase in the number of refugees has prompted urgent needs for shelter, clothes and other relief items.

The EU funding is being made available via the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) through its Small Scale Response mechanism.

Background

Sharing its border with Myanmar, Bangladesh has over the past three decades witnessed successive waves of ethnic Rohingya Muslims arriving into the country due to persecution in their home country, where they are not recognised as an ethnic minority and are therefore denied basic rights. It is estimated that, prior to the recent developments, between 300 000 and 500 000 Rohingyas already lived in Bangladesh as ‘undocumented Myanmar nationals’. The latest influx of refugees is a consequence of the recent violence which has gripped the northern region of Myanmar’s Rakhine state following attacks against three border guard posts on 9thOctober.

ECHO’s Small Scale Response fund is a global mechanism which allows for rapid funding for up to € 300 000 for humanitarian aid in countries affected by natural and man-made disasters.

Contact

Pierre Prakash, Regional Information Officer for Asia and the Pacific, European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO): Pierre.Prakash@echofield.eu

Source by: http://reliefweb.int

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Rohingya migrant woman give birth a baby on the way to Bangladesh

Rohingya migrant woman give birth a baby on the way to Bangladesh

 

Teknaf, Bangladesh:  A pregnancy Rohingya migrant woman gave birth a baby at Fuler Dale area under Nilla, Teknaf police station, after crossing the Burma-Bangladesh border on December 25, said Hussain Juhar, a local from Nilla.

On information, some Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members and local chairman Anuwar went to Fuler Dale area to see the new arrival of Rohingya migrants, at around 11:00 am on December 25. Seeing the BGB, the refugees ran away from the spot for fear of arrest and pushed back, said Hamid, a local villager.

Meanwhile, Khurshida wife of Abul Alam, hailed from Myoma Khayoungdan ( Shida Para) village, a Rohingya migrant pregnancy woman, had started pain to give birth at the migrants gathering place – Fuler Dale. But the concerned authority had arranged immediately to send to the hospital for delivery, Hamid more added.

Teknaf-based BGB Battalion’s Major Abu Russel Siddiqui said, Rohingya had been trying to take shelter in Bangladesh to escape the ongoing persecution in Arakan state, Burma.

Despite BGB’s strong vigilance, many Rohingyas have already managed to penetrate Bangladesh. They have narrated to reporters the harrowing tales of murders, rapes and arson attacks carried out by Burmese security forces in Arakan State.

One of the Rohingya pregnancy women, in her critical condition, attempt to cross the Naff Rive means the situation of Maungdaw Township is very bad, sultan, a Rohingya man from border said.

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Sanction Myanmar And Give The Rohingya A State Of Their Own

Sanction Myanmar And Give The Rohingya A State Of Their Own

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10,000 Palestinians arrested since October 2015

10,000 Palestinians arrested since October 2015
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OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)

The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) arrested 9,920 Palestinians since October 2015 till December 2016, the PA authority for prisoners’ affairs revealed Wednesday.

2,884 minors aged between 11 and 18 years old and 262 females were among the reported arrests, the sources added.

6,297 of those arrests took place in the West Bank, 3,192 in occupied Jerusalem, 250 in Gaza Strip, and 181 in the Green Line.

The rights activist Abdul Nasser Farwana said that all the detainees were subjected to torture and ill-treatment in Israeli jails and detention centers.

Farwana pointed out that Israeli arrests have notably escalated since the outbreak of Jerusalem Intifada in October 2015.

He called for shedding light on the serious implications of Israeli mass arrests on the Palestinian society.

There are approximately 7,000 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, including 64 women, 13 of them minor girls. There are approximately 400 children in Megiddo and Ofer prisons and 700 administrative detainees held without charge or trial.

Source by:https://english.palinfo.com

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