Monthly Archives: September 2018

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Video shows Myanmar soldier planning Rohingya deportation

Fortify Rights released a short video on Thursday that appears to contain evidence of a coordinated effort by the Myanmar military to drive Rohingya villagers from their homes. The rights group has suggested that...

Govt To Collect Biometric Details Of Rohingya Refugees Living In Every State

The Centre has asked all states to take biometric details of Rohingyas and other illegal immigrants as a part of country-wide security exercise, Home Ministry officials said. Recently, the Southern Railways has...

Bangladesh, UN agree to address sexual violence against Rohingyas

Indiscriminate hill-cutting to provide shelters to Rohingyas is putting refugees at risk of landslides. It is also damaging natural rescources in the area. Photo: Anisur Rahman UNB, Dhaka The government of Bangladesh and the United...

Trained midwives provide healthcare to Rohingya women

About 148 midwives are working in the refugee camps to deal with any critical situation, provide treatment to pregnant women and newborn babies Dhaka Tribune BRAC University is providing a three-year course to train...

From Hero to Pariah, Aung San Suu Kyi Dashes Hopes About Myanmar

BANGKOK — Over a span of a month, a pro-military newspaper columnist, U Ngar Min Swe, wrote 10 brief Facebook posts accusing Myanmar’s civilian leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, of taking bribes and...

US urges Myanmar to hold security forces accountable in Rohingya crackdown

The military in Myanmar, previously known as Burma, where Buddhism is the main religion, has denied accusations of ethnic cleansing and says its actions were part of a fight against terrorism US...

Sanitary pads and panties: Rohingya women working to help others

Access to hygiene products has been made possible as Rohingya women in Kutupalong refugee camp produce pads and panties. Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - In the world's largest refugee camp, dozens of Rohingya women work diligently,...

US Congressmen push to declare atrocities on Rohingyas ‘genocide’ Rohingya refugee crisis

US Congressman Steve Chabot, Chairman Royce and Ranking Member Engel on Thursaday introduced a bipartisan measure to declare “the Burmese military’s atrocities against the Rohingya Muslim minority genocide.” This is a straightforward resolution to put...

B’desh PM slams Myanmar for failing to take back Rohingya refugees

Hasina said Myanmar had given a verbal commitment to take back Rohingya Muslims who have fled a military crackdown she described as "tantamount to genocide and crimes against humanity". Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina...

Bangladeshi PM asks for early repatriation of Rohingya refugees

Rohingya refugees walk back after collecting relief aid during a rain storm at Balukhali refugee camp in Ukhia, Bangladesh, on July 21, 2018. (Xinhua/AFP) UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh...

Running Around New York For The ‘Most Persecuted Minority In The World’

the U.N. says the Rohingya are "the most persecuted minority in the world." Above, refugees cross a river to a temporary camp after crossing from Myanmar to Bangladesh. Ahmed Salahuddin/Getty Images The United Nation's annual general...

Mahathir at UN condemns Myanmar’s treatment of Rohingya

NEW YORK: Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has condemned the Myanmar government for the massacre of Rohingya in Rakhine. “I believe in non-interference in the internal affairs of nations. But does the world watch massacres...

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Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner Mohammad Abul Kalam talks with journalists at a Rohingya Camp in Teknaf of August 22, 2019. Photo: collected

No listed Rohingya expressed willingness to return, says Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner

Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner Mohammad Abul Kalam talks with journalists at a Rohingya Camp in Teknaf of August 22, 2019. Photo: collected Star Online...
Rohingya Muslims at a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. (Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

“I will kill … my entire family if I am forced to leave’: Panic...

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh — Plans for a second attempt at repatriating Rohingya Muslim refugees to Myanmar have spread panic in the world’s largest refugee...
A Rohingya refugee carries a placard that says "We never return" at a protest against an earlier disputed repatriation programme at the Unchiprang refugee camp near Teknaf on November 15, 2018. (AFP)

Myanmar and Bangladesh to try repatriation again with 3,454 Rohingya

Myanmar authorities will accept up to 300 people a day in two camps for displaced people. The first attempt at voluntary refugee repatriation failed...
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,...