Monthly Archives: January 2018

repatriation

Bangladesh Sub-District Residents Demand Quick Repatriation of Rohingya Refugees

Residents of a sub-district in southeastern Bangladesh, where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar are sheltering, took to the streets Tuesday to demand the refugees’ speedy repatriation. About 100 locals gathered in front...
File photo: Rohingya refugees sail on an improvised raft across the Naf River to reach Bangladesh, in Teknaf, Bangladesh, November 29, 2017Reuters

Second phase of Rohingya relocation continues in Bandarban

Around 28,160 Rohingya people were initially taking shelter in Bandarban   The second phase of relocating Rohingya refugees from Bandarban to Cox’s Bazar has began on January 14, and will continue till mid-February. According to Bandarban district...
Jannat Ara, the wife of a Rohingya refugee leader who was abducted at the Kutupalong camp in southeastern Bangladesh over the weekend, stands outside their hut at a sub-camp there, Jan. 29, 2018

Rohingya Men Abducted from Refugee Camp in Bangladesh

Jannat Ara, the wife of a Rohingya refugee leader who was abducted at the Kutupalong camp in southeastern Bangladesh over the weekend, stands outside their hut at a sub-camp there, Jan. 29, 2018. Jannat Ara,...
Myanmar: Growing relations with West at risk over Rohingya crisis

Myanmar: Growing relations with West at risk over Rohingya crisis

Myanmar's economic prospects with the West are at risk, following mounting international criticism over its handling of the Rohingya crisis. Last week, a top US diplomat quit the government's advisory panel after a heated exchange...
Thousands of Rohingya refugee children queue for aid at the Mainnerghona distribution center, Cox's Bazar © UNICEF/2017/Patrick Brown

Rohingya crisis: standing in no-man’s land

It’s only 7am but the heat is already unbearable. Sweat is pouring down my cheeks as I balance myself on a tiny patch of mud ahead of a group of around 3,000 Rohingya refugees....
A man walks inside the camp outside Maungdaw set up by Burma's Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement minister to prepare for the repatriation of displaced Rohingya people who fled to Bangladesh. (Reuters)

The plan to repatriate Rohingya refugees leads to fears of new dangers

    RANGOON, Burma — For the 650,000 Rohingya Muslims who have sought refuge in Bangladesh since August, returning to Burma is no simple matter. Violence drove them from their homes, and hundreds of their villages were...

UN says 100,000 Rohingya in grave danger from monsoon rains

More than 100,000 Rohingya refugees huddled in squalid, muddy camps in Bangladesh will be in grave danger from landslides when the mid-year monsoon season begins, a UN humanitarian report said. There are now more than...
Unchiprang refugee camp

Rohingya refugee children at risk from monsoon season ‘catastrophe’

Heavy rain and cyclones could bring disease, flooding, landslides and further displacement to those in camps along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border General view of Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh where Rohingyan refugees currently seeking shelter. A new...
That was three years ago. Noyona and Yasmin fled a military crackdown in Myanmar in 2012.

Bangladesh: Trafficking of girls rife in Rohingya camps

Noyona Katun, a Rohingya refugee from Myanmar, said her daughter Yasmin was 13 years old when she was snatched by a man in the Kutupalong Refugee Camp in southern Bangladesh and smuggled to India. That...
Rohingya refugees cannot be repatriated until their safety and security can be guaranteed.

Rohingya refugees cannot be repatriated until their safety and security can be guaranteed

The eleventh-hour decision to delay implementation of the repatriation agreement struck between Myanmar and Bangladesh in November has again exposed the grim reality of life as a Rohingya Muslim. Whilst conditions worsen inside what...
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, left and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pose for the media ahead of their meeting in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Jan.24, 2018. (AP Photo)

Philippine leader tells Suu Kyi to ignore rights criticism

  NEW DELHI -- Philippine president said he pities Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi for being the focus of international criticism over her country's handling of the Rohingya refugee crisis. President Rodrigo Duterte said he...
Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh, right, distributes blanket to a Rohingya refugee at Balukhali refugee camp near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. A special delegation led by Michelle Yeoh and Malaysian Armed Forces Chief Gen. Raja Mohamad Affandi Saturday visited Rohingya refugee camp and distributed relief material items apart from evaluating the impact of the aid. (Manish Swarup/Associated Press)

Hollywood star Yeoh calls Rohingya condition ‘despicable’

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh — Hollywood star Michelle Yeoh says she’s appalled by the plight of the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar into Bangladesh. Yeoh, a goodwill ambassador for...

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Dhaka is struggling to cope with the influx and wants to start relocating thousands of refugees to the island,

UN draws up plans to ‘facilitate’ Rohingya relocation to Bhashan Char

Bhashan Char is located 21 nautical miles from Noakhali, 11 nautical miles from Jahajir Char, 4.2 nautical miles from Sandwip, 28 nautical miles from...
Myanmar military fights Arakan Army among ancient Rakhine temples

Myanmar military fights Arakan Army among ancient Rakhine temples

Fighting between Myanmar's military and ethnic Rakhine insurgents has now reached the ancient temples of Mrauk U, the former capital of the Rakhine kingdom...
Kefayat Ullah, a Rohingya boy who was expelled from Leda High School for being a Rohingya, studies in his shelter in Leda camp in Teknaf, Bangladesh, 5 March, 2019. Photo: Reuters

Children expelled from schools for being Rohingya

Mohammed Ismail, a Rohingya boy who was expelled from Leda High School for being a Rohingya, poses for a picture in Leda camp in...
UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char

UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char

UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char Bangladesh risks creating a "new crisis" for Rohingya refugees if it goes ahead...
Malaysian Rohingya activist nominated for the US State Department award

Malaysian Rohingya activist nominated for the US State Department award

This picture taken on August 20, 2018 shows Rohingya refugee Sharifah Shakirah, 25, founder of the Rohingya Women Development Network, posing for a photograph...