Daily Archives: January 16, 2019

Myanmar delays UN refugee chief’s visit

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi was due to visit Myanmar last week, but the authorities scrapped the trip to Rakhine.PHOTO: AFP PUBLISHEDJAN 15, 2019, 1:13 PM SGT FACEBOOKTWITTEREMAIL UNITED NATIONS, United States (AFP) -...

Solution to Rohingya crisis still a far cry

Print Terming it a very serious issue, newly appointed Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen said that he does not see any "easy" solution to the Rohingya crisis. "We'll have to face difficulties," he said,...

Will 2019 be better for the Rohingya?

Last year (2018) was bad for the Rohingya community in Myanmar. Despite multiple initiatives from the UN, individual countries and human rights groups, the Rohingyas remained helpless during 2018. Will 2019 be better for...

The Plight of the Rohingya: What Options Under International Law?

The plight of the Rohingya in Myanmar, hundreds of thousands of whom have fled to neighboring Bangladesh, has attracted widespread international attention. However, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has failed to take action,...

Health services scaled up to combat chicken pox in Cox’s Bazar

Responding to an outbreak of chicken pox in the Rohingya refugee camps, health sector partners led by the Ministry of Health and World Health Organization have stepped up surveillance and initiated measures to curtail...

Foreign minister seeks effective international role in resolving Rohingya crisis

New Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen, center, speaks to the reporters after paying homage to the language martyrs at the central Shaheed Minar in Sylhet on Tuesday; January 15, 2019 Focus Bangla He...

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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...