Daily Archives: June 19, 2018

US Supports Burma, UN MoU on Rohingya

US Supports Burma, UN MoU on Rohingya

The United States welcomes the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the UN and Burmese government for the safe and voluntary return of Rohingya refugees to Burma The United States welcomes the signing of...
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein. Photo: Collected

UN for sustained HR monitoring on ground before Rohingya repatriation

    Dhaka, Jun 18 (UNB) - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein has reiterated that no Rohingya repatriation should take place in the absence of sustained human rights monitoring on the...
The Kutupalong refugee camp after heavy rains, in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh © Reuters

Rohingya face fresh upheaval from Bangladesh monsoon

Abdu Shukkur was working on a hill opposite his makeshift house when the rains started in Cox’s Bazar two weeks ago. In just a few hours, the valley between the hills flooded, so Mr...

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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...