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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Thousands of Muslim Rohingya live in makeshift shelters at a refugee camp in Bangladesh. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Imran Akbar)

Rohingya crisis: ICC team in Dhaka

    A delegation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) have arrived in Dhaka to discuss the Rohingya crisis. They landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around...
UN investigators say the violence warrants the prosecution of top generals for genocide [Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters]

US slaps sanctions on Myanmar army chief over Rohingya abuses

The US action against senior army officers comes as the military has continued to 'commit human rights violations'. The United States on Tuesday announced sanctions...
Congress gave Rohingyas free access to India and land

Congress gave Rohingyas free access to India and land

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday announced that it will have one final hearing in August on petitions filed by the Rohingyas to...
Fresh allegations of ‘war crimes’ emerge in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine

Fresh allegations of ‘war crimes’ emerge in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine

Ethnic Chin people hold placards during a protest asking for an end to conflict in Chin state and Rakhine state, in Yangon yesterday. In Rakhine...
OIC raises plight of Rohingya at UN session in Geneva

OIC raises plight of Rohingya at UN session in Geneva

Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen receives Ambassador of Afghanistan to Saudi Arabia Shafiq Samim at his office...