Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Facebook admits failings over Rohingya persecution in Myanmar

The company admits failing to prevent people using Facebook to encourage what the UN called "ethnic cleansing" in damning reports. Almost a million Rohingya refugees are in Bangladesh camps after fleeing Myanmar Facebook has admitted failing to do enough to prevent users inciting violence against Myanmar's minority Rohingya population following an independent assessment of its services impact on human rights. The report...

World Bank, Canada to provide $25m grant to educate 350,000 Rohingya children living in Bangladesh

Displaced Rohinghya children at Kutpalong, Cox's Bazar attending a class in a makeshift school Syed Zakir Hossain/ Dhaka Tribune As part of the project, around 2,000 teachers and instructors will be recruited The World Bank (WB) and Canada will provide a grant of $25 million to educate 350,000 Rohingya children and adolescents now living in the country’s Cox’s...

J&K govt to collect biometric details of Rohingyas

Governor Malik’s statement came days after Singh hailed the apex court’s recent decision in favour of deportation of seven Rohingya Muslims from Assam to Myanmar New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Governor Satya Pal Malik on Monday said that the biometric details of Rohingya refugees living in the state will be collected within two months. “The process of collection of biometric...

WB to provide $200m to Bangladesh for forestry, Rohingya kids’ education

World Bank's financial aid to help about 350,000 Rohingya children and adolescents get basic education and psycho-social support The Bangladesh Government on Monday signed two financial agreements worth $200 million with the World Bank. The agreements have been signed in order to improve the forest cover in Bangladesh’s coastal, hill and central districts, including Cox’s Bazar, and help Bangladesh provide education...

Vivian Balakrishnan discusses Rohingya repatriation with Myanmar leader Suu Kyi

Singapore's Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan discussed the repatriation of Rohingya refugees with Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Nay Pyi Taw on Monday (Nov 5), a day after he visited refugee camps at Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh. "Daw Suu updated me on the plans for repatriation, including ground preparations for the first batch of refugees...

Long, arduous road ahead, says Singapore FM on Rohingya repatriation

Bangladesh makes great strides under Hasina's courageous leadership, says Singapore FM UNB NEWS PUBLISH DATE - NOVEMBER 05, 2018, 09:28 AM UNB NEWS - UNB NEWS 60 VIEWS UPDATE DATE - NOVEMBER 05, 2018, 09:35 AM Long, arduous road ahead, says Singapore FM on Rohingya repatriation Singaporean Foreign Minister Dr Vivian Balakrishnan visits a Rohingya camp in Cox’s Bazar on...

Working for permanent solution to Rohingya crisis: Singapore minister

Working for permanent solution to Rohingya crisis: Singapore minister Singaporean Foreign Minister Dr Vivian Balakrishnan. File photo Cox’s Bazar, Nov 4 (UNB) – Visiting Singaporean Foreign Minister Dr Vivian Balakrishnan on Sunday said their government is working with Bangladesh and Myanmar to find a permanent solution to the Rohingya crisis. He came up with the remarks after visiting Rohingya camps at Balukhali...

The never-ending Rohingya genocide

Rohingya refugee Why should the innocents suffer? MAHMUD HOSSAIN OPU Can we expect a change of course from the international community regarding the Rohingya? The genocide against the (remaining) Rohingya in Myanmar is “ongoing” and the government has no interest in establishing a fully functional democracy -- this was the conclusion of the most recent report published by the UN Fact-Finding Mission...

Rohingya teen injured in firing at Bangladesh-Myanmar border

Myanmar border guards patrol the fence in the "no man's land" between Myanmar and Bangladesh. (Photo: AFP/Phyo Hein Kyaw) COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh: A Rohingya refugee boy was shot and injured on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border as multiple rounds were fired from a Myanmar border security post, an official said Sunday (Nov 4). Nurul Islam, 15, was grazing cows when 17 rounds were...

Straits Times’ Rohingya feature wins award: A sombre victory for a story worth telling

The ST team spent nine days in Bangladesh to curate a first-hand account of the daily existence of the Rohingya refugees in camps there. Rohingya refugees at the Kutupalong mega camp in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar district in July. About 919,000 Rohingy Rohingya refugees at the Kutupalong mega camp in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar district in July. About 919,000 Rohingya refugees...

Foreign Ministry calls in UNHCR chief in Bangladesh over Rohingya comment

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has called in the UNHCR chief in Bangladesh to discuss the upcoming Rohingya repatriation after the UN’s comment in New York. “It’s not a summons. We thought there is a room for discussion. There should be no gap between us as we were always in discussion,” Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque told reporters...

Saudi Arabia Tells Bangladesh to Take Back 128 Rohingya With Expired Visas

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Credit: Reuters
The Rohingya, who entered the kingdom on an Umrah visa using Bangladeshi passports, are currently being detained in jails. Dhaka: The Saudi government has asked Bangladeshi authorities to take back 128 Rohingya, all of whom entered the oil-rich kingdom carrying Umrah visa using Bangladeshi passports. They are now being detained in jails in Saudi Arabia, said sources in Bangladesh’s foreign affairs...

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Rohingya refugee children shout slogans during a protest against repatriation efforts, Unchiprang refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Nov. 15, 2018.

Rohingya Shot in Camp in Myanmar

    Reports of shootings, allegedly by Myanmar police, at a camp for Rohingya refugees in Rakhine state have sparked concern by United Nations officials. Knut Ostby,...
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...