Daily Archives: October 29, 2017

Rohingya refugees who crossed the border from Myanmar this week take shelter under a tent.

Bangladesh Considers Sterilization to Curb Rohingya Refugee Population

    The U.N. said there is a “consistent, methodical pattern” of killings, torture, rape and arson against Rohingya Muslim refugees. Bangladesh is considering sterilizing the Rohingya refugee population after health officials proposed the move to the...
A Rohingya Muslim woman, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, feeds her daughter inside the centre of Action contre La Faim (ACF) for malnutrition children near Kutupalong, Bangladesh, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017.

Malnutrition Crisis Grips Rohingya Refugee Children

  The U.N. children’s fund warns potentially life-threatening malnutrition is soaring among Rohingya refugee children who have fled to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh to escape violence and abuse in Myanmar. The U.N. children’s fund does not know...
Bangladeshi man killed in attack by Rohingyas in Cox’s Bazar

Bangladeshi man killed in attack by Rohingyas in Cox’s Bazar

A Bangladeshi man has been killed in an attack by Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar. The victim has been identified as 28-year-old Abdul Jabbar, who passed away around 3pm on Saturday while undergoing treatment, said...
1992 deal of Rohingya repatriation can have ‘additional’ features: US Ambassador Bernicat

1992 deal of Rohingya repatriation can have ‘additional’ features: US Ambassador Bernicat

US Ambassador Marcia Bernicat has said the 1992 deal of Rohingya repatriation can have additional characteristics considering the changed situation. “It is the two governments to decide,” he told bdnews24.com on the sidelines of an...
Aung San Suu Kyi at a ceremony to accept cash from private donors for development in Rakhine state. Photograph: Aung Shine Oo/AP

Suu Kyi shows her true colours

Re: Suu Kyi elevated to exclusive club of ethnic cleansers (Have Your Say, Oct28) David Brown notes the irony that Aung San Suu Kyi, who once won a Nobel Peace Prize, is now a mouthpiece...
Supporters in Myanmar’s capital Naypyidaw rally to the defence of Aung San Suu Kyi. Photograph: Aung Shine Oo/AP

Rohingya crisis may be driving Aung San Suu Kyi closer to generals

Criticism of the Nobel laureate in the west is angering – and mobilising – her supporters at home On the top floor of the Myanmar Traditional Artists and Artisans Association in Yangon, the organisation’s vice-president...
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Follow Indira’s footsteps on Rohingya issue: BNP tells Hasina

Dhaka, Oct 28 (PTI) Bangladesh's main opposition BNP today urged Premier Sheikh Hasina to follow in the footsteps of India's former prime minister Indira Gandhi, in handling the Rohingya crisis as the country is...

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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,...