Monthly Archives: October 2018

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Is the United Nations Failing the Rohingya?

In the final part of our three-part series, VICE News correspondent Danny Gold reveals leaked internal UN documents that suggest an effort to keep concerns about the Rohingya quiet. In recent years, democratic reforms have...

“Genocide Cards”: Rohingya Refugees on Why They Risked Their Lives to Refuse IDs

Rohingya refugees receive new ID cards from a soldier at the entrance to the Bangladeshi government registration office at the Kutupalong refugee camp near Ukhia on September 22, 2017. Labor Has a Role in Defending...

Bulldozing the past: Myanmar erasing evidence on Rohingya

This undated photo, provided on the website of The Guardian, shows construction equipment on the outskirts of Inn Din Village in Rakhine State, Myanmar, where signs of Rohingya villages have been burned or plowed...

Rohingya Returns to Myanmar Must Not Be Rushed or Premature: UNHCR

Rohingya refugee girl reacts to the camera as they apply Thanaka paste in the Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, October 13, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir HossainREUTERS GENEVA (REUTERS) - THE United Nations refugee agency said...

Rohingyas to be repatriated despite UN genocide warning

Bangladesh and Myanmar to start returning refugees days after warning of continuing genocide against Muslims Rohingya children at a refugee camp in Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Rohingya children at a refugee camp in Ukhia,...

India Fully Supports Bangladesh over Rohingya Crisis

History testifies that whenever time gets tougher for Bangladesh, India extends its helping hands to get its best neighbour through the hardship. India has made its name put down in golden letters in the...

The Rohingya Crisis: Past, Present, Future and International (Re)Action

A panel discussion on Monday 12 November 2018, 14:00-16:00 in Building D, Room D2.01 on the VUB’s Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus The Rohingya are one of several ethnic minorities in Myanmar. They represent the...

Rohingya Repatriation: Dhaka, Naypyidaw to hold talks today

Temporary shelters cover a hill at Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. File Photo: Reuters Unb, Dhaka Bangladesh and Myanmar will hold their third Joint Working Group (JWG) meeting on the repatriation of Rohingyas today. The...

REVEALED: Hundreds of Rohingya imprisoned ‘indefinitely’ in Saudi Arabia

Detainees describe Rohingya developing mental health conditions due to their prolonged detention Dozens of children are among Rohingya detainees forced to live indefinitely inside Shumaisi detention centre in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (Supplied) Hundreds of Rohingya men,...

Fear of Deportation Drives Some Rohingya Refugees from India

Hindu nationalist groups put up this billboard in north Indian city of Jammu last year threatening the local Rohingya refugees to leave the region. India's recent deportation of seven Rohingya men to Myanmar has triggered...

‘No one wants the terrorists back’: signs of Rohingya erased in Rakhine state’

In Myanmar, the government is destroying Rohingya villages and the physical evidence of the killings that took place there Construction equipment on the outskirts of Inn Din village in Rakhine state, Myanmar, where signs...

Myanmar takes 8 months to clear 4,600 Rohingyas for return

A meeting of Joint Working Group in Dhaka will be held on Tuesday to assess preparations for starting repatriation of the Rohingyas as the military-controlled government...

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Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution

Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution Some 2,000 Rohingya Muslims, who had fled to India from death and violence...

Myanmar army kills 13 in attack on Rakhine rebels

Myanmar’s Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun, Major General Soe Naing Oo, and Major General Tun Tun Nyi say the army hit back at...

From India to Bangladesh: 1,300 Rohingya fear repatriation to Myanmar

The refugees are from far away Indian Kashmir. To reach south-east Bangladesh, refugees cross the Indian states of Assam, Tripura or West Bengal. On...

31 Rohingyas waiting to make border crossings to Bangladesh from India

More Rohingyas are waiting to enter Bangladesh through Brahmanbaria’s Kasba border from India amid fears of deportation to Myanmar. “As many as 31 Rohingya women,...

Speakers: Bangladesh needs to intensify action to resolve Rohingya crisis

It should move to deportation issues rather than genocide for international prosecution Speakers at a symposium have said Bangladesh’s diplomatic and humanitarian initiatives...