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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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...