Daily Archives: July 19, 2018

Supreme Court seeks government’s stance on deporting Rohingya Muslim refugees

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday sought to know the stand of the government on a petition challenging its decision to deport illegal Rohingya Muslim immigrants back to Myanmar. The matter came up before a...

UN urges greater global assistance to Rohingya refugees

  UNITED NATIONS – The United Nations on Tuesday called for greater international assistance not only to the Rohingya refugees but also for their host communities in South and Southeast Asia, particularly neighboring Bangladesh. In a...

Rohingya about to become the wretched of the earth: UN migration chief

The United Nations’ migration chief says the world “must rally” in support of the almost one million Rohingya Muslim refugees who have fled state-sponsored violence in Myanmar and taken refuge in Bangladesh. William Lacy Swing,...

Rohingya face triple threat: UN migration agency

By SM Najmus Sakib DHAKA, Bangladesh The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are facing a triple threat of extreme weather, funding shortfalls and uncertainty about their future. Head of the UN Migration...

The Massacre of Inn Din: How Rohingya Are Lynched And Blamed

Myanmar's killing campaigns are now impossible to hide, and no clumsy government attempts at cover-up will conceal the facts, writes Ramzy Baroud. "In my four years as high commissioner, I have heard many preposterous claims....

A Sumatran fishing town’s message for Rohingya refugees: Welcome

WHY WE WROTE THIS The Rohingya’s plight has generated few lasting solutions. In a world where sanctuary for refugees is growing scarcer, it’s notable when host communities continue to welcome them in. BIREUEN, INDONESIA The plan was...

Rohingya crisis: Parliament Secretariat amends statement on speaker’s speech at ICC symposium

  The Parliament Secretariat has changed its statement on Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury’s speech at a symposium organised by the International Criminal Court in the Netherlands. In the first statement citing Chaudhury’s speech, the secretariat said...

Living on the edge, the Rohingya cling to muddy ground

Twenty-year-old Nurullah was perched on the edge of a cliff, piling up sandbags to save his shack, when the rains came. He's a survivor. He has already fled Myanmar's murderous military, which expelled close to...

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Bangladesh has made some improvements to the islet, including housing for about 100,000 refugees. A look at the development of Bhasan Char, formed by silt deposits from the Meghna River, over the past 20 years.

Bhasan Char: Bangladesh Builds New Rohingya Camp

The Bangladesh government wants to send about 100,000 Rohingya refugees to a muddy, uninhabited island — "formed only in the last 20 years by...
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) has decided to send a regional taskforce to Myanmar to assist the Rohingya repatriation from Bangladesh

Rohingya Repatriation: Asean to send taskforce to Myanmar

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) has decided to send a regional taskforce to Myanmar to assist the Rohingya repatriation from Bangladesh. The decision...
Repatriations are set to begin on Thursday, but most, if not all, have said they do not want to go back

Rohingya refugees flee camps to avoid return to Myanmar

  Rohingya Muslims say their evening prayers in a half completed structure at a refugee camp in Bangladesh.Photograph: SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Rohingya refugees are...
King Salman bin Abdulaziz (R) meeting receiving Bangladesh s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (L) at the royal palace in the capital Riyadh on October 17, 2018. (Photo via AFP)

Saudi Arabia to deport scores of Rohingya refugees to Bangladesh: Report

Saudi Arabia is set to send scores of Rohingya Muslim refugees to Bangladesh, years after they fled persecution in their home country; but have...
More than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims crossed from Rakhine state, in mostly Buddhist Myanmar, into Bangladesh from August last year

‘Can’t eat, can’t sleep’: Rohingya on Myanmar repatriation list

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Nov 9 (Reuters) - For Nurul Amin, a Rohingya Muslim living in a refugee camp in Bangladesh, the days since learning...