Daily Archives: January 31, 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...

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Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo gesture as they walk free outside Insein prison after receiving a presidential pardon Photograph: Ann Wang/Reuters

Myanmar frees Reuters journalists jailed for reporting on Rohingya crisis

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have spent more than a year in jail after being accused of breaching Official Secrets Act Two Reuters journalists...
File photo of Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Ukhiya, Cox's Bazar Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Rohingya repatriation: Myanmar to extend ‘secret’ MoU with UNHCR, UNDP for another year

Last year saw virtually no progress on important issues, including citizenship for Rohingyas Myanmar has agreed to extend a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the...
Mohib Ullah, left, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH), speaks through a megaphone during an evening gathering between ARSPH members and a group of foreign journalists in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, April 16. Courtesy of W-TIMES

Rohingya refugees’ political group cries out for equal rights as Myanmar citizens

By Jung Da-min COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh ― The Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH) is a political awakening for Rohingya refugees who...
Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Bangladesh proposes visit from Myanmar to directly interact with Rohingyas As feared, the fourth meeting of the joint working group (JWG) of Bangladesh and Myanmar...
Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military spokesman Brig-Gen. Zaw Min Tun attends the ‘four pillars’ meeting in Naypyitaw on April 30. The Myanmar military, or Tatmadaw, on Friday said they...