Daily Archives: October 21, 2018

“We are going to die collecting firewood”

After escaping slaughter in Myanmar, Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh have no source of fuel but the wood they can collect from a rapidly disappearing forest. Barefoot and bowed by the bundles of firewood weighing on...

Rohingya Witness: ‘They Threw My Baby Into a Fire’

A new report in The New York Times details the horrific atrocities being allegedly committed upon Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, where at least 1,000 civilians and up to 5,000 may have been killed in...

What are Dhaka’s concerns in the Rohingya shift plan?

Within a year, the Kutupalong camps near the famed unbroken beaches of Cox’s Bazaar have emerged as home for 13 lakh Rohingya refugees who were displaced from Myanmar by its military. The Myanmar military...

Six dead in fire at Rohingya camp in Myanmar

Six Rohingya were killed early Friday after a blaze tore through an overcrowded camp for the persecuted minority in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, the local fire service said. Global attention has focused on the 720,000 Rohingya...

Buddhist extremism: Meet the violent followers of a religion widely known for its pacifism

Nationalist Buddhist monk Wirathu addresses a rally in Yangon. Myanmar military chiefs should face genocide charges: UNRELATED STORY: Malaysian PM condemns inaction of Aung San Suu Kyi over Rohingya 'suffering'RELATED STORY: Sri Lanka...

8000 Rohingyas to return to Myanmar soon, FM tells ASEM Summit

UNB, Dhaka Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali has expressed hope that the first batch of eight thousand Rohingya people would be able to return to their original villages in Rakhine State of Myanmar soon. Citing the...

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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...