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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Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution

Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution Some 2,000 Rohingya Muslims, who had fled to India from death and violence...

Myanmar army kills 13 in attack on Rakhine rebels

Myanmar’s Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun, Major General Soe Naing Oo, and Major General Tun Tun Nyi say the army hit back at...

From India to Bangladesh: 1,300 Rohingya fear repatriation to Myanmar

The refugees are from far away Indian Kashmir. To reach south-east Bangladesh, refugees cross the Indian states of Assam, Tripura or West Bengal. On...

31 Rohingyas waiting to make border crossings to Bangladesh from India

More Rohingyas are waiting to enter Bangladesh through Brahmanbaria’s Kasba border from India amid fears of deportation to Myanmar. “As many as 31 Rohingya women,...

Speakers: Bangladesh needs to intensify action to resolve Rohingya crisis

It should move to deportation issues rather than genocide for international prosecution Speakers at a symposium have said Bangladesh’s diplomatic and humanitarian initiatives...