Daily Archives: November 5, 2017

Hundreds of Rohingya line the narrow path that leads to Teknaf Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Rohingya influx slows down, but exodus still continues

  The influx of Rohingya pouring into Bangladesh from Myanmar is gradually slowing down, but a significant number of refugees are still waiting at the border areas to escape from the Rakhine state. “On November 2...
U.S. wants talks on Rohingya crisis but sanctions possible

U.S. wants talks on Rohingya crisis but sanctions possible

'But right now, as I noted earlier, our purpose is to solve the problem, not to punish,' says undersecretary of state for political affairs Thomas Shannon   DHAKA, Bangladesh – The US wants a diplomatic solution...
Key countries in the region must help to find a way forward based on upgraded ties between Myanmar and Bangladesh

Myanmar’s moves against Rohingya a get-out campaign, not genocide

Key countries in the region must help to find a way forward based on upgraded ties between Myanmar and Bangladesh When it comes to the Rohingya crisis in the northern-most region of Myanmar's western-most Rakhine...
Exhausted Rohingya refugees wait to be taken to a refugee camp after crossing the Naf river at the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Palang Khali, near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Nov. 2, 2017.

Rohingya Children in Cox’s Bazar to be Vaccinated Against Cholera

The second phase of a campaign to vaccinate tens of thousands of Rohingya refugee children against cholera gets underway Saturday in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. The oral cholera vaccination campaign, which is being led by the...
Rohingyas Rohingya refugees walk after crossing the Naf river at the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Palong Khali, near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh November 1, 2017. Photo: Reuters

Rohingya Crisis: China recipe not working

The Chinese recipe for resolving the Rohingya crisis is not working. Yet, Beijing is insisting on it. Over the last 10 months, China has been speaking for resolution of the crisis through bilateral efforts between...
US Senator from Arizona John McCain. Photo: EPA

US rights group supports bipartisan legislation on Rohingya Crisis

The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) is urging the US Senate bill’s passage into law, saying tough sanctions are designed to halt Myanmar’s atrocities against Rohingya. The human rights organization UUSC is hailing the bipartisan...
Simon Henshaw, acting assistant secretary for the U.S. Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, speaks during a press conference after visiting Rohingya camps, in Dhaka. Bangladesh, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. Henshaw said Saturday that Rohingya Muslims should be returned safely to their homes in Myanmar after they were forced to flee the country amid a brutal crackdown by Myanmar security forces. (AP Photo/Rajib Dhar)

Myanmar must resettle Rohingya in their villages, says US official

  The US wants Myanmar to repatriate hundreds of thousands of Rohingya in their own villages following their exodus from the country’s violence-wracked Rakhine state for Bangladesh, a senior State Department official said on Saturday...
Photographers help pull a Rohingya refugee out of Naf River as she and other refugees tried to cross the Myanmar-Bangladesh border in Palong Khali, near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Nov. 1, 2017.

Myanmar Gave Us List of Rohingya Rebels, Bangladesh Home Minister Says

  Myanmar has given Bangladesh a list of hundreds of suspected Rohingya insurgents believed to be hiding out across the border, but security sweeps have netted no rebels thus far, the Bangladeshi home minister told...
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Q&A: Road to Justice for Grave Crimes in Burma

Since August 25, 2017, when the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), a militant group, attacked about 30 police outposts and a military camp in northern Rakhine State, Burmese security forces have carried out mass...

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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,...