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Representatives of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and other international NGOs currently working at the Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh at a press conference in IOM's Cox's Bazar office on December 4, 2017Dhaka Tribune

Rohingya crisis: IOM to compensate 300,000 Cox’s Bazar locals

Representatives from all the foreign NGOs operating in the Rohingya camps were present during the conference   The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has declared to compensate 300,000 local residents of Cox’s Bazar district in Bangladesh...
It makes both moral and strategic sense for the U.S. to back Burma's persecuted minority.

Speak Out for the Rohingya

  It makes both moral and strategic sense for the U.S. to back Burma's persecuted minority. As the Western world turns to thoughts of Christmas, the celebration of Jesus' birth, and the fantasy in lights, a...
A Rohingya man who fled oppression during military operations in Myanmar's Rakhine state at a makeshift camp in Teknaff, Bangladesh on September 26, 2017. Photo: Anadolu Agency via AFP/ Zakir Hossain Chowdhury

The true origins of Myanmar’s Rohingya

The recent visit of Pope Francis to Myanmar provoked a storm of controversy over his decision to avoid using the term “Rohingya”, with some accusing the pontiff of unwittingly emboldening ultra-nationalist forces who refuse...
Rohingya refugee women cry while crossing the Naf River with an improvised raft to reach to Bangladesh in Teknaf, Bangladesh, November 12, 2017 Reuters

Report: Only 34% of Rohingya fund raised so far

    Only 34% of the $434 million needed to provide assistance to 1.2 million people, including the host community in Cox’s Bazar, has been raised when Rohingyas are still suffering from various problems says a...
Tumru, Bangladesh-Myanmar Bordervideo

Rohingya refugees trapped and afraid in ‘no man’s land’

Thousands of Rohingya refugees have set up camp in an area known as 'no man's land' between Myanmar and Bangladesh. The Bangladesh military won't allow aid agencies to operate inside the camp, which leaves the...
Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reviews an honor guard with her Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen, left, during a welcome ceremony at Peace Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. Hasina is on a three-day official visit to Cambodia. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

Bangladesh, Cambodia leaders meet on Rohingya, other issues

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina met with her Cambodian counterpart, Hun Sen, on Monday during an official visit to the Southeast Asian country. Several agreements on trade, economic and technical cooperation were signed by officials...
A very sick man is shielded from the sun by his wife at a border crossing in Bangladesh. Refugees have to wait a few days, usually exposed to the elements, before they are allowed to go to the transit centers and refugee camps. Atom Araullo

Fleeing terror, Rohingya find much hardship, a little hope, and some help from Pinoys

In grainy amateur video — shot mostly on a cellphone, vertically, the way many videos are recorded nowadays — we see vignettes of terror unfolding. It is night. A house is burning. Someone is frantically...
Opinion: The pope and the word Rohingya

Opinion: The pope and the word Rohingya

Pope Francis meets a group of Rohingya refugees in Dhaka, Bangladesh (Reuters/D. Sagolj) The pope's recent Asia trip highlighted his approach to resolving conflict through dialogue. Avoiding confrontation has been a policy staple, and though...

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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...