The European Rohingya Council (ERC) is extremely saddened to hear the news of Jafar Arkane’s sudden demise.
On October 11, at the age of just 37, Mr. Jafar Arkane passed away with a heart attack in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Mr. Jafar had founded The Arakan Times news media where he was the media director, producing and broadcasting news, particularly videos on the daily plight of the Rohingya community.
Mr. Jafar was loved across all spectrums of the community for his honest, professional, unifying and dedicated services for over a decade. He had covered interviews on a wide session of topics ranging from culture, history, politics, human rights, refugee rights, persecutions, genocide, among others.
He was a dedicated young journalist with huge potential who had not shy away in covering topics that are sensitive, but important for the future of the Rohingya community.
The sudden passing has left a huge void for the community to fill in. He was an asset lost quite untimely and early.
The European Rohingya Council sends our deepest condolence and prayers to Mr. Jafar Arkane’s loved ones and friends, and acknowledges his contributions towards the Rohingya community which remain forever fresh and evergreen.
May Allah forgive him and grant him the Jannah.

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The European Rohingya Council (ERC) is an umbrella Rohingya organization based in the Europe. The ERC was founded in Esbjerg Denmark on 7th October 2012. Officially registered (KvK 56454791) in Amsterdam,  The Kingdom of The Netherlands. The ERC operates its activities from its operational office in London, the United Kingdom.

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