Daily Archives: February 19, 2017

A picture of Sona Mia taken on December 21, just hours before he was allegedly abducted and beheaded. Photo: Supplied

Rohingya women who spoke out on rape, murder ‘pursued by Myanmar officials’

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh: If you believe the Myanmar government, the military "clearance operation" in northern Rakhine state, which began after an attack on a police post in October, officially came to a halt on...
Four Rohingya women at a refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. All four said that they fled their villages in Myanmar's Rakhine state after being raped

Hundreds of Rohingya ‘return home’ to Myanmar from Bangladesh

DHAKA (AFP) - Hundreds of Rohingya who fled to Bangladesh to escape persecution in Myanmar have returned home, community leaders said Sunday (Feb 19), adding that most had gone back temporarily to fetch relatives. Tens...
Rohingya refugee children look on at Leda Unregistered Refugee Camp in Teknaf, Bangladesh

UN Wants to Negotiate with US, Canada to Resettle Rohingya Refugees

Cox’s Bazaar: The UN’s refugee agency has asked Bangladesh to allow it to negotiate with the US, Canada and some European countries to resettle around 1,000 Rohingya Muslims living in the South Asian nation,...
Myanmar kills Rohingyas, Bangladesh to isolate them

Rohingya refugee arrested for forgery to get Indian passport

AGRA: On Wednesday, Mathura Sadar police arrested a Rohingya refugee for forging details in order to obtain an Indian passport. The apprehended man, who claims to have settled in the district for more than...
Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi speaks during Karen New Year celebrations in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, 29 December 2016. The Karen New Year celebrates the 'new crop' ceremony, with participants wearing national attire, and put on shows with dances and songs.

Aung San Suu Kyi is running out of excuses for her silence on the...

Aung San Suu Kyi, the famed and much fawned-over former opposition leader of Myanmar, cannot be immune to criticism. Undoubtedly a force for good in opposition, I believe she has failed to live up...
Rohingya Muslims pass time near their shelter at a refugee camp outside Sittwe

Why nobody wants to help Myanmar’s unwanted Rohingya

The international community has largely ignored the political situation regarding the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar. The Rohingya have been systematically disenfranchised and persecuted in their home state of Myanmar, having been denied the...

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Bangladesh has made some improvements to the islet, including housing for about 100,000 refugees. A look at the development of Bhasan Char, formed by silt deposits from the Meghna River, over the past 20 years.

Bhasan Char: Bangladesh Builds New Rohingya Camp

The Bangladesh government wants to send about 100,000 Rohingya refugees to a muddy, uninhabited island — "formed only in the last 20 years by...
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...