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Meeting between Bangladesh and Myanmar begins

Meeting between Bangladesh and Myanmar begins

Visiting Myanmar Minister U Kyaw Tint Swe and Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali sat for a meeting at the state guesthouse Padma on Monday in view of resolving the current Rohingya crisis. The meeting began...
India, Bangladesh to begin talks on Rohingya refugees tomorrow; smuggling of Indian currency and narcotics also on table

India, Bangladesh to begin talks on Rohingya refugees tomorrow; smuggling of Indian currency and...

New Delhi: The movement of Rohingya refugees, smuggling of fake Indian currency notes and narcotics are among a host of issues that will be discussed at the bi-annual talks between the chiefs of the...
Aerial view of a burned Rohingya village in Myanmar's Rakhine state.

Rohingya a threat to national security, says Mohan Bhagwat

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat echoed on Saturday the Centre's stand against considering Rohingya as refugees, saying, "We have been facing the problem of illegal Bangladeshi migrants and now Rohingya have infiltrated our country." In his...
A newly arrived Rohingya girl carries food rations in Kutupalong, Bangladesh, on Saturday. (Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP)

The Rohingya crisis is heartbreaking. Here’s what we can do about it

  The Sept. 20 WorldViews excerpt “The history behind the Rohingya’s plight in Burma goes back centuries” rightly shed light on the plights of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya fleeing persecution in Burma. The Rohingya are...
Children and pregnant women watch quietly from a distance.

Rohingya children fall sick following monsoon rains

I see children everywhere. They don’t talk and they don’t play. In Kutuplaong Camp, where over a thousand Rohingyas live, their silence is their story. The camp is a 90-minute drive from Cox’s Bazar. On...
Indian Muslims hold placards and shout slogans during a protest against the persecution of Rohingya Muslims Photograph: Tsering Topgyal/AP

The Nobel peace prize is a who’s who of hawks, hypocrites and war criminals

Aung San Suu Kyi is the latest Nobel peace prize laureate to bring the award into disrepute. But people misunderstand what it stands for: absolutely nothing It’s that time of year again! The days are...
Rohingya refugees reach for food near Balukhali in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, September 4, 2017. Photo: Reuters/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

Rohingya crisis splits Asean on religious lines

Malaysia's open criticism of Myanmar's treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority speaks to the potential for wider regional communal conflict A woman makes her way to the shore as hundreds of Rohingya refugees arrive under...
Rohingya risk their lives to flee to Malaysia

Rohingya risk their lives to flee to Malaysia

It was after sunset when Subahan Nurul Haq began the treacherous journey to flee his Myanmar hometown for Malaysia. This was in June last year, when the weather was hot and sticky, but it...
Monk-led mob attacks Rohingya refugees

Six suspects arrested over the attack on Rohingya refugees

Sept 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police have arrested six suspects who behaved violently during a protest against the Rohingya refugees from Myanmar earlier this week. The police says a female suspect was also arrested by...
A Hindu family stays in a shelter near Maungdaw, in the north of Rakhine state, Myanmar, September 12, 2017 Reuters

India, Myanmar, and the convenient discovery of Hindu mass graves

A Hindu family stays in a shelter near Maungdaw, in the north of Rakhine state, Myanmar, September 12, 2017 Reuters 'Thousands have been killed, where are their bodies, their mass graves?' Security experts and human rights...
Bangladesh has planned to set up a camp on 15,000 acres of land in Bhasan Char of Noakhali at a cost of Tk2,000cr to settle the refugees

Bangladesh to formulate national strategy for Rohingya refugees

Concerned government officials are set to hold a meeting to formulate a new national strategy for supporting the influx of undocumented Rohingya people entering Bangladesh to escape violence in Myanmar. The meeting of “National Taskforce...
Mark Lowcock, head of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Photo: United Nations

UN humanitarian chief, UNICEF executive director coming to Bangladesh amid deteriorating Rohingya crisis

UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake will be on mission in Bangladesh from October 2 over the deteriorating Rohingya crisis. On arrival, they will go to Cox’s Bazar where half...

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Activists are angry at Aung San Suu Kyi's inaction over alleged atrocities against Rohingya in Rakhine [Dondi Tawatao/Reuters]

Concerns, Causes and Countermeasures to the Rohingya Problem

By Dr. Habib Siddiqui In the last four months, since August 2017, more than 615,000 natives of Arakan – the Rohingya Muslims and Hindus –...
US Ambassador to Myanmar Meets With Rakhine Political Party, NGOs to Discuss Rohingya Crisis

US Ambassador to Myanmar Meets With Rakhine Political Party, NGOs to Discuss Rohingya Crisis

The U.S. ambassador to Myanmar met with NGOs and Rakhine state’s dominant ethnic political party to discuss recent violence that has wracked the region,...
Resolving Rohingya Crisis: Europe stands by Bangladesh

Resolving Rohingya Crisis: Europe stands by Bangladesh

  EU, German, Swedish FMs assure Dhaka; Japan pledges help in repatriation process Germany, Sweden and the European Union yesterday extended their strong support to Bangladesh...
But these are the worst conditions I have encountered. This is a sentence I hear time and again from the most experienced aid workers here.

Rohingya crisis: Nothing prepared me for Bangladesh’s refugee camps

Eight-year-old May has a necklace with several keys around her neck. We ask her what they are for. Her eyes cloud over: "It is the...
China’s proposal for bilateral talks between Bangladesh and Myanmar without getting the international community involved makes no sense

Why a bilateral solution won’t work

  China’s proposal for bilateral talks between Bangladesh and Myanmar without getting the international community involved makes no sense When dealing with a humanitarian crisis, the...