Daily Archives: December 20, 2016

According to the UNHCR, more than 27,000 Rohingya refugees have entered Bangladesh since the military crackdown

Tales of horror from new arrivals at Rohingya camp

According to the UNHCR, more than 27,000 Rohingya refugees have entered Bangladesh since the military crackdown began in Myanmar's Rakhine state after attacks on border posts on October 9. Every day, new arrivals at the...
In this Dec. 2, 2016 file photo, Rohingya from Myanmar make their way along an alley at an unregistered refugee camp in Teknaf, near Cox's Bazar, a southern coastal district about 296 kilometers south of Dhaka, Bangladesh. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)

Amnesty warns Myanmar over treatment of Rohingya

BANGKOK (AP) -- The actions of Myanmar's military may constitute crimes against humanity, human rights group Amnesty International has warned, based on accounts of violence against the country's Muslim Rohingya minority. Myanmar has come under...
Smouldering debris of burned houses in Warpait village, a Muslim village in Maungdaw, Rakhine state, 14 October, 2016 AFP/Getty

5,000 Rohingyas take shelter outside Ukhia, Teknaf camps

Rohingyas from Myanmar are not only in refugee camps in Ukhia and Teknaf in Cox's Bazar. They are continuing to cross the border into Bangladesh and taking shelter in different parts of the country. At...

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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) has decided to send a regional taskforce to Myanmar to assist the Rohingya repatriation from Bangladesh

Rohingya Repatriation: Asean to send taskforce to Myanmar

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) has decided to send a regional taskforce to Myanmar to assist the Rohingya repatriation from Bangladesh. The decision...
Repatriations are set to begin on Thursday, but most, if not all, have said they do not want to go back

Rohingya refugees flee camps to avoid return to Myanmar

  Rohingya Muslims say their evening prayers in a half completed structure at a refugee camp in Bangladesh.Photograph: SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Rohingya refugees are...
King Salman bin Abdulaziz (R) meeting receiving Bangladesh s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (L) at the royal palace in the capital Riyadh on October 17, 2018. (Photo via AFP)

Saudi Arabia to deport scores of Rohingya refugees to Bangladesh: Report

Saudi Arabia is set to send scores of Rohingya Muslim refugees to Bangladesh, years after they fled persecution in their home country; but have...
More than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims crossed from Rakhine state, in mostly Buddhist Myanmar, into Bangladesh from August last year

‘Can’t eat, can’t sleep’: Rohingya on Myanmar repatriation list

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Nov 9 (Reuters) - For Nurul Amin, a Rohingya Muslim living in a refugee camp in Bangladesh, the days since learning...
Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Bangladesh silent on Canadian offer to take Rohingya refugees including rape victims

Bangladesh did not accept an offer by Canada to take in Rohingya refugees, including women who were raped, Canadian officials said, as the South...