Who are the Rohingya Muslims?

Who are the Rohingya Muslims?

The Rohingya are often described as “the world’s most hated minority”. Mostly ethnic Bengalis of Muslim faith, the Rohingyas live in the western region of Myanmar bordering the mother land Bangladesh as well as the hilly area of the Chittagong Hill Tract, where normally they deal with drugs smuggling, theft, robbery,... Continua »
Japan accepted 28 asylum seeker in 2016

Japan accepted 28 asylum seeker in 2016

Keeping the trend of the previous years, Japan rejected more than 99 percent of refugees also in 2016. Justice ministry says it accepted 28 asylum seekers out of a new record of 10,901 applications last year. In the previous year 2015 Japan accepted 27 asylum seekers out of 7,586 applications. In 2014,... Continua »
The Eritreans fleeing to Ethiopia

The Eritreans fleeing to Ethiopia

The disputed border town of Badme is where war broke out between Ethiopia and Eritrea in 1998. It lasted for two years and devastated both countries. In 2002, a Hague boundary commission ruled that Badme was part of Eritrea. It was a ruling that both countries initially accepted. But Ethiopian troops... Continua »
When NGOs save children who don’t want to be saved

When NGOs save children who don’t want to be saved

An interesting article by Neil Howard, from Al-Jazeera.   The Guardian recently featured a heart-rending story about children rescued from trafficking in Togo, paralleling a previous story on the same subject in Benin. Both reports painted a picture that will be familiar to many: ruthless employers exploiting the innocent; parents... Continua »
The twinning between Germany and Islam in the World War

The twinning between Germany and Islam in the World War

An amazing article from AL-JAZEERA.   A refugee camp in a small German town stands on the spot of a mosque built to serve the Muslims fighting for the kaiser. It’s late afternoon in Wunsdorf, a small town 50km south of Berlin. Winter has left the landscape dry and hazy,... Continua »
Sweden, a peaceful and tolerant truck hits the crowd in Stockholm

Sweden, a peaceful and tolerant truck hits the crowd in Stockholm

A truck hit passers-by in a central street in the Swedish capital. A truck hit passers-by in a central Stockholm street, crashing near a department store, at the crossroads of the busiest shopping street in the Swedish capital. There are at least two confirmed dead, police said, which according to... Continua »
Refugees sucked into booming Bangladesh drug trade

Refugees sucked into booming Bangladesh drug trade

  Rohingya Muslim refugee Ali Hasan is desperately looking for a child-bride for his 14-year-old son, jailed last year in Bangladesh for carrying the popular drug yaba. He hopes the girl’s family would pay the $620 needed for Mohammed Hasan’s bail as dowry. Police arrested Mohammed with 5,000 pills of yaba, as... Continua »
Afghan refugees return home after Pakistan crackdown

Afghan refugees return home after Pakistan crackdown

Torkham is a maze of chain-link fences and razor wire. Stern-faced Pakistani guards, their rifles loaded and at the ready, watch on as Afghan visitors quietly circumnavigate the multiple checks of their papers at the main border crossing between the two South Asian countries. Nearby, a group of about two... Continua »