Daily Archives: October 23, 2017

India says Myanmar must take back Rohingya Muslims

India says Myanmar must take back Rohingya Muslims

DHAKA, Bangladesh — India’s foreign minister told Bangladesh’s government that Myanmar must take back Rohingya Muslims to resolve one of Asia’s largest refugee crises in decades, the government said. Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj conveyed...
Halting Myanmar ethnic cleansing: 5 critical steps

Halting Myanmar ethnic cleansing: 5 critical steps

United Nations drone video shows scores of Rohingya refugees fleeing from Myanmar to Bangladesh. The UN says 500,000 Rohingya have crossed the border in just five weeks. They're fleeing a military crackdown that the...
In Bangladesh, Sushma Swaraj Offers Her Thoughts On Rohingya Crisis

In Bangladesh, Sushma Swaraj Offers Her Thoughts On Rohingya Crisis

Nearly 600,000 minority Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh since late August to escape violence in Myanmar's Rakhine State where the army has launched a crackdown against militants. India is "deeply concerned" at the spate...
EU to co-host pledging conference on the Rohingya refugee crisis

EU to co-host pledging conference on the Rohingya refugee crisis

  The European Union will co-host the upcoming 'Pledging Conference' on the Rohingya Refugee Crisis, with Kuwait, in Geneva on Oct 23. The event will be organised in partnership with the United Nations Office for the...
An Indonesian protester burns a picture of Suu Kyi during a rally in front of the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta on Sept. 2.

Oxford Students To Alumna Aung San Suu Kyi: Rohingya Inaction Is ‘Inexcusable’

Myanmar’s civilian leader is under increasing scrutiny for her failure to address the humanitarian crisis. Students at St. Hugh’s College in Oxford have joined an international chorus of critics in condemning their alumna Aung San...
Demonstrators march in Sittwe, Myanmar on Sunday to urge Myanmar's government not to repatriate the nearly 600,000 minority Rohingya who have fled to Bangladesh since late August. (Associated Press)

Buddhists protest to urge Myanmar not to repatriate Rohingya

  Hundreds of hard-line Buddhists protested Sunday to urge Myanmar's government not to repatriate the nearly 600,000 minority Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh since late August to escape violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state. The...
Rohingya refugees line up to receive humanitarian aid in Kutupalong refugees camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, October 20, 2017| Reuters

Drenched by the rain at night, the Rohingya fight for survival

  It has been 10 days since octogenarian Abdul Malek entered Bangladesh with his family, escaping the brutal military crackdown in Buthidaung, Myanmar. Malek crossed the Bangladesh-Myanmar border through Anjum Para of Ukhiya upazila and has...

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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,...