Daily Archives: August 5, 2018

Analysis on Myanmar/Burma: Rebuilding Rakhine State, repatriating the Rohingya SOFREP

Analysis on Myanmar/Burma: Rebuilding Rakhine State, repatriating the Rohingya

As the Myanmar/Burma government has begun to ease on the violence against the Muslim Rohingya — as the mass majority of them have fled into Bangladesh — the spotlight has begun to shift. The...
The Rohingya refugee crisis: a sombre state of affairs

The Rohingya refugee crisis: a sombre state of affairs

As recently as May 2018 there were more than 915,000 displaced Rohingya refugees recorded to be living in the densely populated Cox’s Bazar refugee camp in Bangladesh. The refugees had fled from unspeakable acts...
The ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Myanmar last year forced 700,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh. (REUTERS Photo)

UN Security Council to commemorate anniversary of Myanmar’s Rohingya crackdown

British Ambassador Karen Pierce said Britain wants the meeting to focus on gaining "unconditional access" to Myanmar for the UN refugee and development agencies to work with the Myanmar and Bangladesh governments for making...

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Rohingya refugee children shout slogans during a protest against repatriation efforts, Unchiprang refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Nov. 15, 2018.

Rohingya Shot in Camp in Myanmar

    Reports of shootings, allegedly by Myanmar police, at a camp for Rohingya refugees in Rakhine state have sparked concern by United Nations officials. Knut Ostby,...
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...