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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ROHINGYA. This picture taken on November 26, 2017 shows Rohingya Muslim refugees looking on near Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. File photo by Ed Jones/AFP

Myanmar asks Bangladesh to stop giving aid to stranded Rohingya refugees

  DHAKA – Myanmar has asked Bangladesh to stop providing aid to 6,000 Rohingya stranded on the border between the two countries since a military...
A Rohingya refugee is seen in Balukhali refugee camp at dawn near Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, March 28, 2018. Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

‘Rohingya Genocide Remembrance Day’ event to be held in Toronto on Aug. 25

  The Burma Task Force and the Canadian Rohingya Development Initiative say they have officially recognized Aug. 25 as “Rohingya Genocide Remembrance Day.” In a press...
Why the Muslim world must protect the Rohingya

Why the Muslim world must protect the Rohingya

Author Hafed Al-Ghwell (August 11, 2018 17:15) The Rohingya refugee crisis stunned the world when the first reports emerged of widespread ethnic cleansing in Rakhine state...
Resettlement Minister Win Myat Aye, visit Maungdaw township of Rakhine State yesterday. Photo: Ministry of Information, Myanmar

Rohingya Repatriation: Progress quite insignificant

Diplomats say after Bangladesh delegation visits Maungdaw Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali, Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque and other members of the Bangladesh delegation, accompanied by...
Rohingya Of Myanmar Remain In Refugee Camps In Bangladesh

Rohingya Of Myanmar Remain In Refugee Camps In Bangladesh

  U.N. aid agencies and the government of Bangladesh have criticized Myanmar for delays in offering safe return to the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya...