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India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Myanmar’s State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi shake hands after their joint press conference in the Presidential Palace in Naypyitaw, Myanmar September 6, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Soe Zeya Tun

Shunning Rohingya Refugees Is a Bad Geopolitical Strategy for India

  The Supreme Court has called on the government to approach the Rohingya issue with a judicious mix of concern for national interest and humanitarian values. Unlike the government, which has a tendency to securitise...
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Rushanara Ali: British MPs must pile more pressure on Burma to end the shameful...

On Wednesday morning, the United Nations’ human rights office published their latest report into the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. Based on 65 interviews with individuals and groups who had recently fled Rakhine...
There are 40,000 Rohingya in India, but the Indian government wants them deported

Bangladesh tighten Indian border security over Rohingya

Bangladesh has tightened security along its western border with India amid concern that hundreds of Rohingya refugees could be pushed into its territory, officials have said. Patrols have been stepped up along the frontier with...
Burmese Army Opens Inquiry into Atrocities Against Rohingyasvideo

Tensions Follow Rohingya Refugees to United States

As she tightens her traditional head covering, Bibiasha Mohamad Tahir’s thoughts move between the present and the past. She watches her daughter playing on the living room floor of their apartment home in the American...
Visiting Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi had a meeting with Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali and other Bangladesh government officials in the state guesthouse Padma in Dhaka on October 15, 2017 Dhaka Tribune

Malaysia to build up field hospital in Teknaf for the Rohingya

Visiting Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi had a meeting with Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali and other Bangladesh government officials in the state guesthouse Padma in Dhaka on October 15, 2017...
The UN has described the violence in Rakhine as a textbook case of ethnic cleansing, with displaced Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh

14 000 Rohingya children without parents

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - Nearly 14 000 children who have lost one or both parents are among the more than half a million Rohingya refugees who crossed in Bangladesh to escape violence in Myanmar,...
The Department of Social Service has been identifying and registering of orphans. Rohingya children who have lost one or both parents are being listed.

Rohingya refugee influx inspires Bangladeshi aid _ and worry

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — They had seen the images of Rohingya Muslim refugees arriving hungry and exhausted after traveling days without food to reach Myanmar's border with Bangladesh. They had heard the stories of...

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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...