Daily Archives: October 15, 2017

A young Rohingya refugee shelters from the rain with an umbrella while sitting at Kutupalong refugee camp in the Bangladeshi locality of Ukhia on September 19, 2017. Pressure grew on Myanmar on September 18 as a rights group urged world leaders to impose sanctions on its military, which is accused of driving out more than 410,000 Rohingya Muslims in an orchestrated (AFP/Dominique Faget )

Kofi Annan Urged UNSC to Push Myanmar for Rohingya Return to their Homes

Annan warned that if safe conditions for returns were not created “the world community would be stuck with a very serious, long-term festering problem.” Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, whose commission recently compiled a...
Annan warned that if safe conditions for returns were not created “the world community would be stuck with a very serious, long-term festering problem.”

Where will they go? Bangladesh wants to solve the Rohingya issue diplomatically but that...

Dhaka: Almost any conversation here brings up the Rohingya issue upfront. It is easy to see why. Bangladesh is much smaller than half a dozen Indian states; it is a little smaller than Odisha,...
Rohingya refugees walk on the muddy path after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Teknaf. Reuters file photo

‘Rohingya want peacekeepers for repatriation’

Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar wanted to see a peacekeeping force protecting them once they return home. Anadolu agency reported quoting a UN human rights spokesman on Friday. Rupert Colville was quoted to have said...
Suu Kyi stands devoid of legitimacy

Suu Kyi stands devoid of legitimacy

Nobel laureate’s plan to deliver aid and help resettle Rohingya sounds hollow in the absence of affirmative action Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s announcement to set up a civilian-led agency in the country to...
Ro Mayyu Ali's book collection was destroyed when his home in Maungdaw was burned down [Ro Mayyu Ali/Al Jazeera]

Open letter from a Rohingya to Aung San Suu Kyi

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - I was born in the same year you were awarded your coveted Nobel Peace Prize. It was one of the greatest honours to be bestowed upon someone from our country. Everyone in...
Wild elephants kill four Rohingya in Bangladesh camp

Wild elephants kill four Rohingya in Bangladesh camp

COX'S BAZAR: Wild elephants killed four Rohingya refugees including three children as they were building a shack on forest land in southern Bangladesh on Saturday (Oct 14), police said. The incident occurred at Balukhali camp...

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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...