Rohingya

Written by Ibnat Islam, Policy Researcher Rohingya refugees are faced with a new struggle as COVID-19 continues ravaging Bangladesh. Over 300 Rohingya refugees (which includes around 33 children), who arrived at the Southern coast of Bangladesh, have been moved to Bhasan Char, an island in the Bay of Bengal. These refugees were rescued by the… Read More


September 24, 2018 – STAND Canada, Canada’s only youth-led, anti-genocide, non-profit organization applauds all Members of Parliament for voting unanimously to recognize the crimes and violence against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, also known as Burma, as genocide. The motion follows an international condemnation of these atrocities by endorsing the findings of the United Nations… Read More


By Maria Simeonova, STAND Canada Policy Director The Myanmar government continues to willfully neglect the ongoing atrocities against 1.1 million marginalized Rohingya through inflicting destruction on Rohingya homes, arson, rape and the forcible relocation into internal displacement camps (IDP camps). A recent military crackdown ensued following alleged evidence that Rohingya militants orchestrated attacks against the border… Read More


By STAND Canada Blog Writer, Liam Nolan The international community has come together repeatedly to chastise Myanmar’s government for its treatment of their Rohingya Muslim minority. However, at the center of the growing crisis is the country’s lack of transparency. The nation has banned journalists and humanitarian workers from entering Rakhine State, where the majority… Read More