Daily Archives: January 25, 2018

Bill Richardson in Yangon, Myanmar, on Wednesday. He said Myanmar’s civilian leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, had “developed an arrogance of power.” Credit Thet Htoo/Associated Press

AP Interview: Richardson resigns from Rohingya refugee panel

U.S. Adviser Rebukes Aung San Suu Kyi: ‘I Don’t Want to Be Part of a Whitewash’ Bill Richardson in Yangon, Myanmar, on Wednesday. He said Myanmar’s civilian leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, had “developed...
Myanmar's Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Win Myat Aye talks to journalists during a press conference in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. Myanmar officials say they are ready to begin a gradual repatriation of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh, despite a delay announced by Bangladesh authorities. Under an agreement between the two countries, a gradual repatriation was to begin Tuesday. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)

Skepticism, worry amid preparation for Rohingya repatriation

Myanmar says it's ready for a gradual repatriation of Muslim Rohingya refugees chased out by the Buddhist-majority country's military. Bangladesh says it's preparing for the transfer, but it might need more time. And the refugees...
UNHCR steps up call for unhindered access in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State

UNHCR steps up call for unhindered access in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State

  This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Two months...
Rohingya refugee children look on at the Jamtoli camp in the morning in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, January 22, 2018 [Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters]

The repatriation of Rohingya won’t be voluntary

  It was a simple question, but 50-year-old Maimuna's eyes filled with tears as she contemplated her response. We had been talking for half an hour in the Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh, but when...

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Govt turns to barbed-wire fencing to combat human trafficking from Rohingya camps

Govt turns to barbed-wire fencing to combat human trafficking from Rohingya camps

'Although law enforcement officials are trying hard, the situation suggests there may be a loophole' Due to increasing incidents of human trafficking at the Rohingya...
Rohingya refugees caught between a rock and a hard place

Rohingya refugees caught between a rock and a hard place

UN agency and Bangladesh begin survey of Rohingya over return to Myanmar Myanmar army 'shelling' villages, restricting aid in Rakhine state An increasingly frustrated Dhaka government...
Rohingya homes destroyed for govt facilities

Rohingya homes destroyed for govt facilities

Hla Poe Kaung transit camp was built to house 25,000 returnees - but sprung up on the site of two demolished Rohingya villages Entire Muslim...
Rohingya refugees play football at Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on March 27, 2018. Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

What Happens if Rohingya Stay in Bangladesh Forever?

    Earlier this month, the Myanmar government embarked upon a new plan to begin repatriating Rohingya who had fled Rakhine State after waves of brutal...
Bangladesh will not relocate Rohingyas

Landmine Blast: ‘Rohingya man’ killed on border

A man believed to be a Rohingya refugee has been killed in a suspected landmine explosion along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, officials said yesterday. Nearly a...