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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, men and children have gathered on the border,” Major Md Shafiq of the Border Guards Bangladesh told reporters. The BGB officer said a decision would be taken after a flag meeting with India’s border guards. “The BGB...

‘Frustrated’ UN chief criticises Myanmar

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday criticized as "too slow" Myanmar's efforts to allow the return of Rohingya Muslim refugees, describing the lack of progress as a source of "enormous frustration." More than 720,000 Rohingya are living in camps in Bangladesh after they were driven out of Myanmar's northern Rakhine state during a military campaign in 2017 that the United...

Indonesia, Laos Agree to Help Solve Myanmar Crisis

President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo and Laotian Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith meet in Bogor, West Java, on Thursday (12/10). (Photo courtesy of the Cabinet Secretariat) By : Sheany | on 4:15 PM October 12, 2017 Category : News, Foreign Affairs Jakarta. Indonesia and Laos agreed to help solve the humanitarian crisis in Rakhine State, Myanmar, during a meeting between President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo...

KOICA President due Jan 20 to discuss dev, Rohingya issue

Dhaka, Jan 16 (UNB) - President of Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Lee Mi-kyung arrives here on January 20 on a four-day visit to discuss development cooperation between Bangladesh and South Korea through KOICA and visit Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar. She will lead a six-member high-level delegation, said an official on Wednesday. It will be the first-ever visit of KOICA’s...

Bangladesh – Rohingya Response Operation Overview, Annual Overview – 2018

During the course of 2018, The Logistics Sector Service has handled a total of 21,097m3 of cargo for 23 organisations. The Logistics Sector facilitated five training sessions during the year training over 80 people representing 13 humanitarian organizations. As part of the Cyclone Response Planning for Cox’s Bazar, the Logistics Sector developed Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for preparing stored relief items...

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, adding that the country has to face problems in social, economic, security system but it is hard to convince global and regional powers to initiate...

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 them? Is there a light at the start of the new year? Will the situation change for them within Myanmar? Will the immediate neighbours -...

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, hindered by Russia’s and China’s use of their veto powers. The UNSC’s inaction has not stopped other international actors from stepping up. Recently, the International...

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 made the remarks on Tuesday Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen emphasized on the global community's role in resolving the protracted Rohingya crisis. He said: "It's...

Rohingya repatriation prospect bleak

Despite Bangladesh's "serious efforts" to resume the halted repatriation process, the recent deteriorating condition in Rakhine State of Myanmar has brought "much worries" among all concerned, clouding the repatriation prospect, officials indicate. More Rohingyas, not in a big number, entered Bangladesh territory in recent days amid the further deteriorating scenario in Myanmar, they said. In recent weeks, the...

Rashrtiya Bajrang Dal protests against Rohingya, Bangladeshi immigrants in Jammu

Biometric details of Rohingyas will be collected in 2 months: J-K Governor Satya Pal Malik sworn in as J-K Governor Activists of right-wing group, Rashtriya Bajrang Dal (RBD), on Sunday staged a demonstration here against illegal Rohingya and Bangladeshi immigrants and gave Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik a week's ultimatum to deport them. The protesters, some of whom wielded tridents,...

UN human rights expert to visit Cox’s Bazar

UN special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee. AFP file photo Star Online Report UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar Yanghee Lee will arrive in Bangladesh on January 19 for a six-day visit to meet the Rohingya community. Lee will also visit Thailand, a neighbouring country of Myanmar, said a press release issued today by the UN Human...

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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

KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh (Reuters) - It was after Mohib Ullah scored his first political victories that the death threats began in earnest. On...
Malaysia's government has set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry to probe the Wang Kelian deaths [File: Damir Sagolj/Reuters]

Rohingya trapped inside a ‘genocide zone’

Declaring Iran's Revolutionary Guard a terror group won't impact them much Rohingya Muslims trapped in no man's land between Myanmar and Bangladesh are sitting ducks...
Malaysian inquiry probes trafficking camps, migrant graves

Malaysian inquiry probes trafficking camps, migrant graves

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...