Daily Archives: March 30, 2018

The first of 360 families identified as vulnerable to monsoon and irrigation flooding are relocated from Camp 7 to Camp 17 in Kutupalong refugee settlement. © UNHCR/Roger Arnold

Racing to avert a monsoon catastrophe in Bangladesh

  UNHCR is relocating Rohingya refugees threatened by floods and landslides in Bangladesh and upgrading shelters and infrastructure as rains loom. By Tim Gaynor in Kutupalong refugee settlement, Bangladesh | 29 March 2018 Their few belongings packed...
She was wandering around Government Maternity Hospital in Petlaburj when she was approached and befriended by two women, accused Neha and Shabana.

Rohingya woman forced into prostitution, 3 held

The police arrested two women and a man on charges of forcing a distressed Rohingya woman into prostitution. She was wandering around Government Maternity Hospital in Petlaburj when she was approached and befriended by two...
In the first conviction of a Rohingya in the state, a city court has awarded two years in prison to a Myanmar ‘national’ (Rohingya) for obtaining an Aadhaar card fraudulently.

2 years jail for Rohingya in aadhaar case

Another person who helped him obtain the Aadhaar card was sentenced to one year of imprisonment. In the first conviction of a Rohingya in the state, a city court has awarded two years in prison...
January 2017: A group of Rohingya refugee children gather at sunset on a bamboo bridge in Kutupalong makeshift settlement in Cox's Bazar District, Bangladesh.

Muslim Student Association’s Spring Banquet supports Rohingya relief effort

Student group raises money for refugees who have been driven from their homes in Myanmar As a crisis unfolds on the other side of the world, a group of Johns Hopkins students are determined to...

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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...