Saudi Arabia to deport scores of Rohingya refugees to Bangladesh: Report

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 is set to send scores of Rohingya Muslim refugees to Bangladesh, years after they fled persecution in their home country; but have indefinitely been held in the Kingdom’s detention centers. The refugees are said to have crossed into the kingdom, using fake documents from several South Asian countries, including Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan, several years ago, news website...

Bangladesh silent on Canadian offer to take Rohingya refugees including rape victims

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh
Bangladesh did not accept an offer by Canada to take in Rohingya refugees, including women who were raped, Canadian officials said, as the South Asian country pushes ahead with controversial plans to repatriate the displaced to neighbouring Myanmar. Several requests for comment were made to government officials in Bangladesh. A foreign affairs ministry spokesman and the Refugee Relief and Repatriation...

UN Rights Resolution Would Condemn Abuses Against Rohingyas

UNITED NATIONS — A draft U.N. resolution would strongly condemn the continuing "gross human rights violations and abuses" against Rohingya Muslims and urgently call on Myanmar's government to end discrimination and provide a path to citizenship for the embattled minority. The draft resolution, sponsored by the 57-nation Organization of Islamic Cooperation, more than 25 European countries and Canada, was officially...

Saudi to deport scores of Rohingya refugees ‘against their will’ to Bangladesh

Rohingya detainees say they can prove their identities to the Saudis with their old Burmese ID cards Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during her four-day visit to Saudi Arabia in October (SPA) Saudi Arabia is preparing to forcibly remove scores of Rohingya refugees "against their will" to Bangladesh after imprisoning them for an...

Forum calls for efforts to end Rohingya crisis

THE ASEAN People Forum urged leaders of the regional grouping, who will meet in a summit next week, to put more efforts to help end the Rakhine crisis and called for “rehumanising” the Muslim Rohingya after the genocide in Myanmar. The Rohingya issue was discussed by a panel of the Asean People Forum and Asean Civil Society Conference (APF/ACSC)...

Big Name Brands Visit Rohingya Refugee Camps in Bangladesh

Representatives from major companies have visited the world’s largest refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar to explore how private businesses can help the humanitarian response. Cox’s Bazar – Representatives from Coca Cola, GAP and Mastercard, along with other big-name brands, have visited Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, with IOM, the UN Migration Agency, to explore how private businesses can...

Too soon to send Rohingya back to Myanmar: U.N. rights envoy

Rohingya refugee girls walk along the Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, October 13, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations’ human rights investigator on Myanmar urged Bangladesh on Tuesday to drop plans to start repatriating hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees to Rakhine state this month, warning they would face a “high risk of persecution”. More than...

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...

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