UN High Commissioner for Refugees condemns India’s decision to repatriate Rohingya refugees to Myanmar

India Press Trust of India Jan 05, 2019 14:35:12 IST Tweet United Nations: The UN refugee agency has expressed regret over India's decision to repatriate a group of Rohingya to Myanmar, saying it has sought clarification from India on the circumstances under which the asylum seekers were sent back, voicing concern over the unconducive...

Turkish doctors bring Rohingya twins back to life

Mother of twins suffering seizures undergoes cesarean section at Sahra Hospital built by Turkey in Bangladesh Rohingya twins, whose hearts stopped beating in their mother’s belly, have been brought back to life with efforts of Turkish doctors, according to Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) on Sunday. AFAD said in a written statement that a 32-week pregnant woman, who had...

Malaysia tells Myanmar to assume responsibility for Rohingya

Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said it is not right that neighbouring countries such as Malaysia are saddled with the responsibility to care for the Rohingya, as they are Myanmar people who have been denied citizenship. (NSTP/MUHD ZAABA ZAKERIA) By Kalbana Perimbanayagam - January 6, 2019 @ 11:19pm GOMBAK: The Myanmar government has been reminded to uphold its responsibility...

Turkey reaches out to 700,000 Rohingya Muslims

Persecuted in their homeland, hundreds of thousands of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims fled to neighboring Bangladesh. The humanitarian aid campaign Turkey launched last year, upon calls by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, caught the attention of the public's conscience. The country has so far reached out to at least 700,000 Rohingya Muslims with humanitarian aid. Charities, state-run organizations and individuals set up...

Experts favour robust diplomatic initiatives to fix Rohingya crisis

Asian Affairs Editor Duncan Bartlett, middle, speaks at a Dhaka Tribune seminar in Dhaka on Sunday, accompanied by Farhan Masud Khan, head of programs of UK-based Channel STV, left, and Dhaka Tribune Editor Zafar Sobhan Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune To achieve real results, diplomatic initiatives must be taken with great urgency and a clear strategy given Myanmar’s continued non-cooperation...

Rohingya crisis: India to provide relief assistance to Bangladesh

Myanmar Navy personnel escort Rohingya Muslims back to their camp in Sittwe, Rakhine (AFP file photo) DHAKA: Closing the year with the fourth tranche of relief assistance to the Bangladesh government to deal with the Rohingya refugee crisis, India will send winter relief materials to Cox’s Bazar on December 24. For the first time though, the Indian assistance will be distributed...

Bipartisan senators call for U.S. ‘genocide’ label of Myanmar killings

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Wednesday called on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to designate the Myanmar military’s campaign against the Rohingya Muslim minority a genocide. FILE PHOTO - Rohingya refugee children walk along the road at Balukhali camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, November 16, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain More than 700,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar’s...

UK Parliament to debate on UN report over Rohingya crisis

Rohingya refugees walk down a hillside at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar on November 27, 2017. AFP file photo Star Online Report A debate on the ‘UN report over the Rohingya crisis’ has been scheduled for Thursday, December 20 in the Main Chamber of House of Commons of UK. The debate has been nominated by the Backbench Business Committee after...

UN agencies welcome green light for Rohingya projects in northern Myanmar; urge ‘more effective access’

In this file photograph, children walk shelters at a camp for displaced persons in Rakhine state, Myanmar. Most of the displaced are women and children.UNICEF/Brown The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, on Monday announced that they had received the Government go-ahead to develop community projects in Myanmar’s Rakhine province, and called on authorities to...

Foreigners’ entry to Rohingya camps restricted

Foreigners’ entry to Rohingya camps restricted The authorities concerned have restricted foreigners’ entry into the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar, fearing they might radicalise some Rohingya youths in the name of providing humanitarian aid. It has been alleged that a number of foreigners are visiting various Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar hiding their identities to radicalise the Rohingya youths to...

Ensure U.N. Security Council Refers Myanmar to the ICC

23 Rohingya groups worldwide call on the U.S. government to push for international accountability for genocide (YANGON/BANGKOK, December 17, 2018) —The United States government should ensure the United Nations Security Council refers Myanmar to the International Criminal Court or creates an independent criminal tribunal to investigate and prosecute mass atrocity crimes in Myanmar, Fortify Rights said today. In a statement released...

Jordanian doctors provide medical treatment to Somalis, Rohingya

Rohingya patients seen at Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hopsital (Photo courtesy of the Thomson Reuters Foundation) AMMAN — Jordanian and Egyptian doctors have recently performed a total of 75 surgeries on Somali patients. The Jordanian-Egyptian medical team, formed by the Association of Arab Universities (AAU), also provided medical consultations and treatment to 400 Somali patients in Somalia, the Jordan News Agency, Petra,...

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Fire at Rohingya camp

Fire at Rohingya camp in Ukhia

24 April, 2019 Cox's Bazar's Kutupalong Rohingya camp was hit by a fire. This happened on (today) Wednesday afternoon. Three units of fire service are...
ANP Calls for National Defense and Security Council(NDSC) to Be Scrapped

ANP Calls for National Defense and Security Council(NDSC) to Be Scrapped

NAYPYITAW—The Arakan National Party (ANP) on Monday proposed abolishing the National Defense and Security Council(NDSC) at a meeting of the joint committee to draft...
FILE PHOTO: Mohib Ullah, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights, is seen in his office in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar FILE PHOTO: Mohib Ullah, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights, is seen in his office in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh April 7, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

In Rohingya camps, a political awakening faces a backlash

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Rohingya trapped inside a ‘genocide zone’

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Malaysian inquiry probes trafficking camps, migrant graves

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A Malaysian inquiry into the 2015 discovery of suspected human-trafficking camps and graves in the jungle heard Thursday police found one of the sites...