May 11, 2020

Coronavirus shutdown threatens Chicago’s Rohingya cultural centre

11 May 2020 Coronavirus crisis forces the centre to cancel Ramadan fundraiser and puts the community it serves in dire straits. Chicago, Illinois – Ramadan for Chicago’s only Rohingya Culture Center is not just a time for prayer, community and service, but also a time for survival. Every year, the centre, located in the...
January 14, 2019

Rohingya refugees rebuilding their lives in Chicago

Jan. 24, 2019 Chicago has one of the largest number of Rohingya refugees to have been resettled in the United States. More than 1,600 Rohingya are based in Chicago, having spent years in Malaysia after fleeing persecution and violence in Myanmar in the 1990s and 2000s.
November 4, 2017

Rohingya who fled Myanmar find refuge in Chicago

Nov. 4, 2017 Muslim Rohingya who escaped deadly violence and persecution in Myanmar have found new homes in the United States. Muslim Rohingya who escaped deadly violence and persecution in Myanmar have found new homes in the United States. One of the largest concentrations of Rohingya is in the US city of Chicago.