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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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...