Daily Archives: September 29, 2017

Aid groups say the number of Rohingya refugees who have fled to Bangladesh since Aug. 25 has risen to 480,000. Many don't think they can return to Myanmar. (Stephanie Jenzer/CBC)

Myanmar government plans to redevelop torched Rohingya villages

Nearly 500,000 people have fled to Bangladesh in the past month 'The scale is just vast': Authorities, aid workers in Bangladesh overwhelmed by Rohingya refugees Mass exodus of Rohingya slowing down but many still trying to...
The Rohingya people in Myanmar have faced persecution at the hands of the Myanmar military for decades

How Myanmar expelled the majority of its Rohingya

After the recent exodus of Rohingya, Bangladesh now hosts more Rohingya than Myanmar. The Rohingya people in Myanmar have faced persecution at the hands of the Myanmar military for decades, and the ongoing crisis has...
Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya are sheltering in refugee camps in Bangladesh

Has the UN failed Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims?

The UN leadership in Myanmar tried to stop the Rohingya rights issue being raised with the government, sources in the UN and aid community told the BBC. One former UN official said the head of...
Sameron holds her newborn daughter Sadiha [Showkat Shafi/Al Jazeera]

Myanmar to launch refugee verification process in northern state soon: official

  YANGON, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar authorities will launch a national verification process soon for refugees who fled conflicted northern Rakhine state to neighboring Bangladesh, the official Global New Light of Myanmar quoted Minister...
Myanmar has a law for the Rohingiya Muslims that they have to deposit two lakh Kyats if they want to marry

Surviving A Genocide

The perilous journey of Rohingya Muslims from hostile Burma to Kashmir is literally drenched in blood. Two Kashmiri journalists offer an idea of how difficult it is to escape ethnic cleansing and then survive...
Rohingya children, who crossed over from Burma into Bangladesh, wait to receive aid during a distribution near Balukhali refugee camp, Bangladesh AP/Dar Yasin

As Rakhine Burns, World Powers Refuse to Acknowledge the Persecution of Muslims in Myanmar

  Nasima Khatun, 60, lives in a shelter camp near Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh. Along with her daughters, she endured a life-threatening journey to flee religious persecution in Myanmar. A few weeks back, Myanma military took...
A Rohingya Muslim, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, beats other refugees as a fight broke out during a distribution of aid near Balukhali refugee camp, Bangladesh, Sept. 25, 2017.

Buddhist Monks in Sri Lanka Oust Rohingya From Safe House

Sri Lankan Buddhist monks have stormed a safe house for Rohingya refugees and forced United Nations authorities to relocate the group, officials said Tuesday. The 31 refugees were housed in a detention center outside Colombo,...

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Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner Mohammad Abul Kalam talks with journalists at a Rohingya Camp in Teknaf of August 22, 2019. Photo: collected

No listed Rohingya expressed willingness to return, says Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner

Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner Mohammad Abul Kalam talks with journalists at a Rohingya Camp in Teknaf of August 22, 2019. Photo: collected Star Online...
Rohingya Muslims at a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. (Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

“I will kill … my entire family if I am forced to leave’: Panic...

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh — Plans for a second attempt at repatriating Rohingya Muslim refugees to Myanmar have spread panic in the world’s largest refugee...
A Rohingya refugee carries a placard that says "We never return" at a protest against an earlier disputed repatriation programme at the Unchiprang refugee camp near Teknaf on November 15, 2018. (AFP)

Myanmar and Bangladesh to try repatriation again with 3,454 Rohingya

Myanmar authorities will accept up to 300 people a day in two camps for displaced people. The first attempt at voluntary refugee repatriation failed...
Rohingya refugee children take a ride on the back of a truck loaded with drinks during a monsoon rainfall at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia on July 23, 2019. MUNIR UZ ZAMIN/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Myanmar Wants to Track Rohingya, Not Help Them

The U.N. is wrong to support national ID cards that could backfire on the persecuted minority. Papers matter for refugees. They get you across borders,...
Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh seeks Thai role as Asean chair

Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh seeks Thai role as Asean chair

Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Dr AK Abdul Momen shakes hand with Thai Minister of Foreign Affairs Don Pramudwinai in Bangkok on Thursday, August 1,...