September 20, 2016

Myanmar refugees, including Muslim Rohingya, outpace Syrian arrivals in U.S.

Sept. 20, 2016 CHICAGO (Reuters) – The resettlement of refugees from Middle Eastern countries, particularly Syria, has been the center of a heated political debate after President Barack Obama last year pledged to resettle at least 10,000 refugees from the war-torn country in the United States. But refugees from Myanmar..
April 15, 2016

Persecuted Rohingya Muslims find rare refuge in Chicago

April. 15, 2016 For the majority of his life, Nasir Bin Zakaria was a citizen of nowhere. He was 14 when he was kidnapped by militants at a bazaar in west Myanmar. “Kalah,” they hissed at him, a racial slur used toward Rohingya — the ethnic Muslim minority residing among...
April 7, 2016

Chicago Rohingya Organize To Help Their Own

A growing number of Rohingya Muslims, who fled persecution and violence in their native Burma, have made Chicago home. The community has grown over the last several years and this Saturday they’ll open the Rohingya Culture Center.