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27 Jan 2009 description

The Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, expressed concern over reports confirming that hundreds of Muslim Rohingya refugees were feared missing and drowned in late December 2008 in Thai territorial waters. The Rohingya refugees were fleeing oppression and dictatorial rule in Myanmar. Thai coast guards pushed Muslim Rohingyas back at sea in decrepit boats and abandoned them helpless and with no adequate provisions.

01 Jan 2005 description

The Muslim world is following with increasing sorrow and regret the impact of the destructive earthquake that hit the regions of South and Southeast Asia, causing huge human and material damage. In view of the sheer scale of the disaster and the consequent mass destruction and critical humanitarian situation that is worsening day by day; aware that facing the consequences of the disaster goes well beyond the capabilities of the stricken states and requires comprehensive international solidarity; and in confirmation of the spirit of Islamic solidarity, Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, the …