Daily Archives: November 25, 2017

Rohingya refugees walk towards a refugee camp after crossing the border in Anjuman Para near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh Reuters

Burma-Bangladesh deal on Rohingya Muslims lambasted as ‘dangerous’ and ‘premature’ by Amnesty International

Returning minority to 'conditions amounting to concentration camps' is 'unthinkable', say activists A deal struck between Bangladesh and Burma to repatriate Rohingya refugees who fled a campaign of violence has been condemned as “dangerous” and...
Rights groups say outside monitors needed for Rohingya return to Myanmar

Rights groups say outside monitors needed for Rohingya return to Myanmar Yimou Lee

  YANGON (Reuters) - Human rights groups called on Friday for international agencies to be allowed to monitor the planned repatriation of hundreds of thousands Rohingya Muslims from Bangladesh to the homes they have fled...
Myanmar says it will take back Rohingya refugees

‘Doubts rise over Rohingya repatriation agreement’

Experts and aid groups question implementation process A day after Bangladesh and Myanmar announced a deal to repatriate Rohingya refugees back to the Rakhine state, aid agencies, rights groups and experts raised doubts about the...
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Is it safe for Rohingya refugees to return to Rakhine?

Myanmar and Bangladesh have signed a deal to send Rohingya refugees back to Rakhine state. But is it safe to return? Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have been fleeing Myanmar for nearly three months. The Muslim...
Two Rohingya children at a refugee camp in Bangladesh. Victims of the violence in Myanmar have lived through horrors. Photo: Jorge Silva/reuters

MPs shaken by Rohingya tales of horror

'They saw babies thrown in a fire pit' Rohingya Muslim refugees recounted terrifying stories to MPs Ryan Callus and Alex Muscat, who last week returned from a visit Bangladesh where the exiled ethnic group have...
Certain sources have reported that Bangladesh is closing borders or mining border areas in order to prevent entry by refugees. Do you confirm these reports?

“Myanmar Calls Rohingyas Illegal Immigrants to Deny Their Rights”

Masud Bin Momen, the ambassador of Bangladesh to the United Nations, has discussed the plight of Rohingya Muslims who have been fleeing violence and oppression in Myanmar and headed to Bangladesh in recent months. In...

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Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution

Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution Some 2,000 Rohingya Muslims, who had fled to India from death and violence...

Myanmar army kills 13 in attack on Rakhine rebels

Myanmar’s Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun, Major General Soe Naing Oo, and Major General Tun Tun Nyi say the army hit back at...

From India to Bangladesh: 1,300 Rohingya fear repatriation to Myanmar

The refugees are from far away Indian Kashmir. To reach south-east Bangladesh, refugees cross the Indian states of Assam, Tripura or West Bengal. On...

31 Rohingyas waiting to make border crossings to Bangladesh from India

More Rohingyas are waiting to enter Bangladesh through Brahmanbaria’s Kasba border from India amid fears of deportation to Myanmar. “As many as 31 Rohingya women,...

Speakers: Bangladesh needs to intensify action to resolve Rohingya crisis

It should move to deportation issues rather than genocide for international prosecution Speakers at a symposium have said Bangladesh’s diplomatic and humanitarian initiatives...