Yearly Archives: 2019

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, they prove your claims if there’s ever a chance to...
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, 2019 PID Thai foreign minister assured that Thailand will continue to...
Integration of humanitarian efforts into longer-term development essential for Cox’s Bazar

Integration of humanitarian efforts into longer-term development essential for Cox’s Bazar

Nearly two years after the start of the massive Rohingya influx, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in association with the Policy Research Institute of Bangladesh (PRI) and the local administration of Cox’s Bazar unveiled...
People look at an unexploded rocket in Mrauk U Township in Rakhine State in March 2019. (AFP)

Myanmar NGO worker shot in restive Rakhine State

  YANGON — A Plan International aid worker was shot by Myanmar security forces in Rakhine State, the army said Tuesday, the first time an NGO employee has been swept up in violence plaguing the...
A Myanmar delegation held repatriation talks during the weekend with Rohingya leaders in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar region.

Rohingya want recognition, citizenship, security before returning to Myanmar

  Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh refuse to return to Myanmar unless they are recognised as an ethnic group with citizenship in their home country, leaders told visiting Myanmar officials on Sunday as fresh repatriation talks...
Myanmar's permanent foreign secretary, Myint Thu, speaks during a meeting with representatives of Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, July 28, 2019.

Bangladesh Gives Myanmar 25,000 Rohingya Names for Potential Repatriation

Bangladesh on Monday handed Myanmar a fresh list of 25,000 Rohingya for potential repatriation, after a high-level delegation from Naypyidaw visited Rohingya refugee camps and explained that full citizenship for the stateless minority was...
"Rohingya should be citizens of Myanmar or given own state"

“Rohingya should be citizens of Myanmar or given own state”

Istanbul: The Prime Minister of Malaysia Dr Mahathir Mohamad called for the Rohingya community to either be accepted as full citizens of Myanmar or be given their own state, according to Malaysia's state news...
Members of the Myanmar delegation team arrive at the airport in Cox's Bazar, southern Bangladesh, July 27, 2019, ahead of meetings with Rohingya leaders to inform them of measures they have taken for their return to Rakhine state.

Myanmar Delegation Holds Repatriation Talks With Rohingya in Bangladesh

KUTUPALONG, BANGLADESH — A top-level Myanmar government delegation began repatriation talks with Rohingya leaders in a Bangladesh refugee camp on Saturday, an official said, with many of the Muslim minority fearing for their safety...
A Bangladeshi security official blocks Rohingya refugees from demonstrating against the visit of Myanmar Social Welfare Minister Win Myat Aye to the Kutupalong camp, April 11, 2018.

Myanmar, ASEAN teams to meet Rohingya camps over repatriation

A Myanmar delegation and a five-member ASEAN emergency response team would meet Rohingyas at their camps in Cox’s Bazar on Saturday and would discuss the way forward of their repatriation process. Bangladeshi officials in Cox’s...
A Rohingya child walks down from a hill at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh on July 24, 2019. — AFP pic

Security tightened as Myanmar delegation visits Rohingya camps

DHAKA, July 25 — Security at Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh will be tightened during the visit of a high-level Myanmar delegation this weekend for repatriation talks, officials said today. Some 740,000 Rohingya fled a...
A Rohingya child walks down from a hill at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia, Bangladesh on July 24. An Australian think tank has stated that conditions are not in place to support a safe, dignified and sustainable return of Rohingya refugees to Rakhine State. (Photo by Munir Uz Zaman/AFP)

Myanmar ‘ill-prepared’ to repatriate thousands of Rohingya

Myanmar has made minimal preparations for the return of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled Rakhine State and have taken refuge in Bangladesh, according to a new study by an Australian think-tank. The Australian Strategic...
Thousands of Muslim Rohingya live in makeshift shelters at a refugee camp in Bangladesh. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Imran Akbar)

Rohingya crisis: ICC team in Dhaka

    A delegation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) have arrived in Dhaka to discuss the Rohingya crisis. They landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 8:54am on Tuesday and will leave Dhaka on July 22. The...

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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,...
Integration of humanitarian efforts into longer-term development essential for Cox’s Bazar

Integration of humanitarian efforts into longer-term development essential for Cox’s Bazar

Nearly two years after the start of the massive Rohingya influx, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in association with the Policy Research Institute of...
People look at an unexploded rocket in Mrauk U Township in Rakhine State in March 2019. (AFP)

Myanmar NGO worker shot in restive Rakhine State

  YANGON — A Plan International aid worker was shot by Myanmar security forces in Rakhine State, the army said Tuesday, the first time an...
A Myanmar delegation held repatriation talks during the weekend with Rohingya leaders in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar region.

Rohingya want recognition, citizenship, security before returning to Myanmar

  Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh refuse to return to Myanmar unless they are recognised as an ethnic group with citizenship in their home country, leaders...