Daily Archives: November 26, 2017

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 refugees gesture to Bangladeshi fish sellers at the dawn fish market in Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, March 27, 2018. Source: Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne

There are now 1.2 million Rohingya refugees

  ROHINGYA refugees from Burma (Myanmar) now number more than 1.2 million people, according to data from the United Nations. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) released...
Rohingya refugee girls are seen at Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh. Photo: Anisur Rahman/ Star

Hiding from traffickers in ‘prison-like’ tents, Rohingya girls dream of school

  Trapped inside "prison-like" tents in Bangladesh's refugee camps because of fears they will be trafficked or sexually harassed, teenage Rohingya girls dream of going...
Rohingya case, a litmus test for the world community

Rohingya case, a litmus test for the world community

CR Abrar, Professor of International Relations at the University of Dhaka, talks to Eresh Omar Jamal about Myanmar's genocidal campaign against the Rohingyas and...
People walk after a storm at Balukhali refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh June 10, 2018. Kristiana Marton/Save the Children/Handout via REUTERS

Race against time: Officials struggle to protect Rohingya refugees ahead of peak monsoon

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - International aid agencies and Bangladesh authorities are struggling to protect hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees against deadly monsoon...
Rohingya girls face 'prison-like' conditions in refugee camps

Rohingya girls face ‘prison-like’ conditions in refugee camps

(CNN)Adolescent Rohingya girls are being kept in stifling conditions in refugee camps in Bangladesh, unable to go out, deprived of education and facing prospects...