Daily Archives: July 11, 2017

UNHCR’s questionable strategies — Savita Saravanan

UNHCR’s questionable strategies — Savita Saravanan

He waited outside the United Nations agency, yet again, with unwavering hope. His medical card clutched tightly in his palms, the wait continued and treaded along the thought of being perpetual. After five hours...
UNHCR chief visits Rohingya camps

UNHCR chief visits Rohingya camps

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi, centre, on Monday visited two Rohingya refugee camps in Kutubpalong, Ukhiya, Cox's Bazar and spoke to the refugees who fled persecution in Myanmar Dhaka Tribune The...
U.S. urges Myanmar to allow U.N. inquiry into crimes against Rohingya

U.S. urges Myanmar to allow U.N. inquiry into crimes against Rohingya

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States on Monday called on Myanmar to allow a United Nations fact-finding mission to investigate widespread allegations of killings, rape and torture by security forces against Rohingya Muslims...
Best solution to Rohingya crisis is repatriation to Myanmar: UNHCR

Rohingya refugees may stay in Bangladesh ‘for some time’: UNHCR chief

Dhaka - Nearly half a million Rohingya refugees from Myanmar living in squalid Bangladeshi camps face staying "for some more time", the UN high commissioner for refugees said on Monday. Filippo Grandi, the chief of...

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Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution

Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution Some 2,000 Rohingya Muslims, who had fled to India from death and violence...

Myanmar army kills 13 in attack on Rakhine rebels

Myanmar’s Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun, Major General Soe Naing Oo, and Major General Tun Tun Nyi say the army hit back at...

From India to Bangladesh: 1,300 Rohingya fear repatriation to Myanmar

The refugees are from far away Indian Kashmir. To reach south-east Bangladesh, refugees cross the Indian states of Assam, Tripura or West Bengal. On...

31 Rohingyas waiting to make border crossings to Bangladesh from India

More Rohingyas are waiting to enter Bangladesh through Brahmanbaria’s Kasba border from India amid fears of deportation to Myanmar. “As many as 31 Rohingya women,...

Speakers: Bangladesh needs to intensify action to resolve Rohingya crisis

It should move to deportation issues rather than genocide for international prosecution Speakers at a symposium have said Bangladesh’s diplomatic and humanitarian initiatives...