Monthly Archives: June 2018

REFUGEES INTERNATIONAL STATEMENT ON MYANMAR-UN AGREEMENT: ONGOING DANGERS PREVENT ROHINGYA RETURNS

REFUGEES INTERNATIONAL STATEMENT ON MYANMAR-UN AGREEMENT: ONGOING DANGERS PREVENT ROHINGYA RETURNS

Refugees International (RI) notes the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the UN Development Program with the Government of Myanmar which would allow the return of...
New R.AGE documentary explores plight of Rohingya refugees in camps

New R.AGE documentary explores plight of Rohingya refugees in camps

    PETALING JAYA: A new two-part R.AGE documentary explores the plight of Rohingya refugees, many of whom are camped along the banks of the Naf river, which divides western Myanmar and south-eastern Bangladesh. In an episode...
Training Rohingya Refugees to Keep Each Other Healthy

Training Rohingya Refugees to Keep Each Other Healthy

In the 10 months since the current Rohingya crisis began, causing a mass exodus of the Muslim group out of Myanmar and into refugee camps across the border in Bangladesh, the Johns Hopkins Center...
A foot of the new born Rohingya baby is pictured at a medical center in Kutupalong refugees camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, October 15, 2017

‘I didn’t want this baby’: Rohingya rape survivors face a harrowing choice

  UKHIA, Bangladesh — The 3-month-old boy has no name. His mother, Uma Suleiman, cradles him during the sweltering nights when he can't sleep, patting his bare back with her palm. She had done the same...
The meticulous preparation of their personal particulars has been sought so that these details can eventually be shared with Myanmar

Confine illegal Rohingya to designated camps: Centre to states

Centre directed states to record their personal particulars, including biometric details, and not issue them Aadhaar or any other ID The meticulous preparation of their personal particulars has been sought so that these details can...
Willing to take back all Rohingya refugees: Myanmar

Willing to take back all Rohingya refugees: Myanmar

RAKHINE: Myanmar has said it is ready to take back all Rohingya refugees who fled to neighbouring Bangladesh if they wish to returned voluntarily, Reuters reported. Nearly 700,000 Rohingya fled mainly Buddhist Myanmar after a...
Rohingya children receive food from the Turkish aid agency in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Photograph: Richard Tsong-Taatarii/ZUMA Wire/REX/Shutterstock

Myanmar and UN announce deal for return of Rohingya

Refugees in Bangladesh who fled violence at hands of the military express concerns over details of the plan Hannah Ellis-Petersen South-east Asia correspondent Rohingya children receive food from the Turkish aid agency in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Rohingya...
Immigration officials stand ready at a newly built refugee reception centre, waiting to conduct airport-style body scans

Myanmar builds repatriation camps devoid of Rohingya returnees

Muslim minority distrustful of government’s promises of reintegration Nearly 700,000 Rohingya people fled Myanmar last year for neighbouring Bangladesh © AFP Immigration officials stand ready at a newly built refugee reception centre, waiting to conduct airport-style...

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Rohingya refugee children take a ride on the back of a truck loaded with drinks during a monsoon rainfall at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia on July 23, 2019. MUNIR UZ ZAMIN/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Myanmar Wants to Track Rohingya, Not Help Them

The U.N. is wrong to support national ID cards that could backfire on the persecuted minority. Papers matter for refugees. They get you across borders,...
Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh seeks Thai role as Asean chair

Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh seeks Thai role as Asean chair

Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Dr AK Abdul Momen shakes hand with Thai Minister of Foreign Affairs Don Pramudwinai in Bangkok on Thursday, August 1,...
Integration of humanitarian efforts into longer-term development essential for Cox’s Bazar

Integration of humanitarian efforts into longer-term development essential for Cox’s Bazar

Nearly two years after the start of the massive Rohingya influx, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in association with the Policy Research Institute of...
People look at an unexploded rocket in Mrauk U Township in Rakhine State in March 2019. (AFP)

Myanmar NGO worker shot in restive Rakhine State

  YANGON — A Plan International aid worker was shot by Myanmar security forces in Rakhine State, the army said Tuesday, the first time an...
A Myanmar delegation held repatriation talks during the weekend with Rohingya leaders in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar region.

Rohingya want recognition, citizenship, security before returning to Myanmar

  Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh refuse to return to Myanmar unless they are recognised as an ethnic group with citizenship in their home country, leaders...