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Myanmar has faced mounting international criticism over alleged abuses committed against its minority Muslim community since the August launch of a military crackdown in Rakhine state. (Photo: AFP/Munir Uz Zaman)

Myanmar not yet safe for Rohingya refugee return: UN

GENEVA: Conditions for Rohingya refugees to safely return to Myanmar from Bangladesh are not in place, the UN said Friday (Nov 24), a day after the two countries announced repatriation would begin in two...
Kyaw Tint Swe (right), Burma’s Office of State Counsellor minister, and Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Abdul Hassan Mahmud Ali on Thursday complete the signing of an agreement allowing thousands of Muslim Rohingya refugees to return to Burma after they !ed their homeland to escape violence.

Door open for Rohingya refugees to return, Burma says

BANGKOK -- Burma has agreed to take back Muslim Rohingya refugees who fled to neighboring Bangladesh to escape violence in Burma's Rakhine state. Burma announced the agreement but provided no details on how many Rohingya...
Hundreds of thousands have fled since late August [Al Jazeera]

Rohingya must be consulted before repatriation

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - A Rohingya repatriation deal is being hailed as a "first step" by the Bangladesh government, but many argue the plan is premature. Myanmar's Rakhine state is the ancestral home for Muslim-majority...
Why China’s three-step approach won’t be enough to solve the Rohingya crisis

Why China’s three-step approach won’t be enough to solve the Rohingya crisis

While the plan may address symptoms of the conflict, it fails to target root causes such as flawed citizenship laws and systemic discrimination that pervade Myanmar   China’s influence in Myanmar was challenged in recent years...
Rohingya Refugees Cannot Return Until Myanmar Citizens Accept Them, Says Army Chief. Credit - UNICEF via Storyful

Backpacker Medics share stories from Rohingya refugees

HUNDREDS of thousands of refugees have fled Myanmar in recent months. Those survivors are being treated by an Australian group of medics, who are now sharing their stories. Warning: Very confronting content. ON AUGUST 25,...

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Rohingya refugee children shout slogans during a protest against repatriation efforts, Unchiprang refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Nov. 15, 2018.

Rohingya Shot in Camp in Myanmar

    Reports of shootings, allegedly by Myanmar police, at a camp for Rohingya refugees in Rakhine state have sparked concern by United Nations officials. Knut Ostby,...
Bangladesh has made some improvements to the islet, including housing for about 100,000 refugees. A look at the development of Bhasan Char, formed by silt deposits from the Meghna River, over the past 20 years.

Bhasan Char: Bangladesh Builds New Rohingya Camp

The Bangladesh government wants to send about 100,000 Rohingya refugees to a muddy, uninhabited island — "formed only in the last 20 years by...
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) has decided to send a regional taskforce to Myanmar to assist the Rohingya repatriation from Bangladesh

Rohingya Repatriation: Asean to send taskforce to Myanmar

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) has decided to send a regional taskforce to Myanmar to assist the Rohingya repatriation from Bangladesh. The decision...
Repatriations are set to begin on Thursday, but most, if not all, have said they do not want to go back

Rohingya refugees flee camps to avoid return to Myanmar

  Rohingya Muslims say their evening prayers in a half completed structure at a refugee camp in Bangladesh.Photograph: SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Rohingya refugees are...
King Salman bin Abdulaziz (R) meeting receiving Bangladesh s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (L) at the royal palace in the capital Riyadh on October 17, 2018. (Photo via AFP)

Saudi Arabia to deport scores of Rohingya refugees to Bangladesh: Report

Saudi Arabia is set to send scores of Rohingya Muslim refugees to Bangladesh, years after they fled persecution in their home country; but have...