Daily Archives: January 26, 2018

Over 10 lakh Rohingyas registered so far

Over 10 lakh Rohingyas registered so far

A total of 10.38 lakh Rohingyas have been registered so far and they will not be able to carry Bangladeshi passport or National Identity (NID) Card anymore. The Immigration and Passport department today at a...
Rohingya Muslim refugees cross a canal next to a settlement near the 'no man's land' between Myanmar and Bangladesh in Tombru in Bangladsh's Bandarban district on January 23, 2018. The repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled violence in Myanmar will not begin as planned, Bangladesh said Monday, with authorities admitting "a lot of preparation" was still needed. AFP Photo

Myanmar blames Bangladesh for delayed Rohingya return

YANGON: Myanmar blamed Bangladesh on Tuesday for delays to a huge repatriation programme for Rohingya refugees, as the deadline passed for starting the return of the Muslim minority to strife-torn Rakhine state. Nearly 690,000 Rohingya...
Malaysia and Pakistan do not provide much of a welcome

Even for Rohingya refugees who move on from Bangladesh, life is grim

INSIDE a cramped flat beside a motorway in Puchong, a suburb of Kuala Lumpur, 13 Rohingyas jostle for space. Rows of washing, rather than pictures, hang along grimy white walls. Rubbish is stacked on...
UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Justin Forsyth, left, shares biscuits with Rohingya refugee children as he leaves Balukhali refugee camp 50 kilometres (32 miles) from, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. Forsyth is on a two day visit to Cox’s Bazar to see, first-hand, the devastating humanitarian situation of the Rohingya refugees. (Manish Swarup/Associated Press)

UN official says not safe yet for Rohingya return to Myanmar

DHAKA, Bangladesh — It is not yet safe for the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims living in refugee camps in Bangladesh to begin returning to Myanmar, a senior United Nations official said Thursday. While...

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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...