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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

McCollum Condemns Ethnic Cleansing of Rohingya, Urges Resolution to Humanitarian Crisis

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) delivered the following remarks on the House Floor in support of H. Con. Res. 90, which condemns the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya in Burma and calls for an end...
Burma Rohingya Crisis: UN cannot rule out 'elements of genocide', says human rights chief

Special Session of the Human Rights Council on the human rights situation of the...

Statement by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein 5 December 2017 Distinguished President, SRSG Patten, Chair of the Coordinating Committee Devandas Aguilar, Chair of the Fact Finding Mission Darusman, Excellencies, Colleagues and friends, I am grateful for this...
Chief Justice Misra

No serious moves to drive out Rohingyas right now, SC told

The Supreme Court on Tuesday was told by a Rohingya petitioner that there were no serious moves by the Indian government to send Rohingya refugees in the country back to Myanmar. Mohammad Salimullah's counsel Prashant...
Burma Rohingya Crisis: UN cannot rule out 'elements of genocide', says human rights chief

Burma Rohingya Crisis: UN cannot rule out ‘elements of genocide’, says human rights chief

Bangladesh and Burma have agreed a plan to repatriate the Rohingya Rohingya refugees, who crossed the border from Myanmar two days before, walk after they received permission from the Bangladeshi army to continue on to...
China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi, left, meeting with President Htin Kyaw of Myanmar in the capital of Naypyitaw last month. Credit Aung Shine Oo/Associated Press

Behind China’s Attempt to Ease the Rohingya Crisis

HONG KONG — Will China solve the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar? Until recently this question would have sounded absurd. Beijing strenuously avoids playing a high-profile part in ameliorating international humanitarian crises. Its most identifiable role...

Bangladesh: Rohingya refugees are being trained to save lives

Aid organisations are struggling to provide humanitarian assistance to more than 625,000 Rohingya refugees who have fled the military crackdown in Myanmar. There are often not enough medics to provide basic healthcare in the sprawling...

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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...