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  • Rohingya Repatriation: First list handed to Myanmar

    With the process of Rohingya repatriation caught in a limbo, Bangladesh yesterday handed Myanmar a list of 8,032 refugees from 1,673 families who are likely to be the first batch to return to their homeland.

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    Myanmar’s admission of killing Rohingyas a vital step: US envoy

    Myanmar's admission that soldiers were involved in the murder of 10 Muslims in September is an important step and the United States hopes it will be followed by more transparency and accountability, the US ambassador says.

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    Rohingyas were targets of genocide

    Despite widespread international condemnation and an agreement between Myanmar and Bangladesh for Myanmar to stop the violence against its minorities, and to take back its nationals who have sought shelter in Bangladesh, nothing has changed as yet.

  • Stop attacks on Rohingyas

    The US House of Representatives has condemned the "ethnic cleansing of the Rohingyas" and passed a resolution by a two-thirds voice vote "calling for an end to the attacks" against the Muslim minority in Myanmar.

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    Rohingya Repatriation: India for systematic verification process

    India has said Bangladesh and Myanmar should implement a systematic process of verification to facilitate the repatriation of Rohingyas.

  • 'The presence of God today is also called Rohingya'

    For the first time on his Asia tour, Pope Francis referred to the Rohingya people by name yesterday and assured them of continued support so that they can get their rights back.

  • Rohingyas still fleeing troubled Myanmar

    Rohingya are still fleeing into Bangladesh even after an agreement was signed with Myanmar to repatriate hundreds of thousands of the Muslim minority displaced along the border, officials said yesterday.

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    ‘Rape alarm’ for Rohingya women

    In Keruntali Rohingya camp of Teknaf, where stories of sexual harassment and rapes at night are ubiquitous, anything that comes in handy for women to stave off unwanted advances is a huge blessing.

  • Start Rohingya repatriation immediately

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday renewed her call to Myanmar to immediately start the repatriation of the Rohingyas.

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    Deal on Rohingya return likely today

    Although some contentious issues remain unresolved, Bangladesh and Myanmar are likely to sign an agreement today on the return of Rohingyas to Rakhine.

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    War crimes committed against Rohingyas

    Describing Myanmar army's atrocities on Rohingya people in Rakhaine State as “war crime” and “basic violation of human rights”, the visiting US senators have assured Bangladesh of extending all-out support to resolve the crisis.

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    Rohingya women gang-raped by Myanmar army

    United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary General on Sexual Violence in Conflict Pramila Patten yesterday said they consistently heard about sexual violence from Rohingya survivors, including gang rape of women by multiple soldiers.

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    200,000 more to arrive in coming weeks

    The International Rescue Committee fears around two lakh more Rohingyas will flee to Bangladesh in coming weeks, exacerbating an already "unimaginable humanitarian crisis" in Cox's Bazar that already hosts over eight lakh refugees.

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    Rohingya rafts keep coming

    Over 1,500 Rohingya floated into Bangladesh in a single day yesterday as the persecuted minorities continue to flee violence in Myanmar.

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    Solution, not punishment

    The United States right now is preferring diplomatic solutions to the Rohingya crisis instead of punishment to Myanmar though there is scope for sanctions if needed, a State Department official said in Dhaka yesterday.

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    Rohingya Crisis: China recipe not working

    The Chinese recipe for resolving the Rohingya crisis is not working. Yet, Beijing is insisting on it.

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    Responsibility lies with Myanmar

    The US wants Myanmar to repatriate hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas in their own villages following their exodus from violence-wracked Rakhine State towards Bangladesh, a senior State Department official said in Dhaka yesterday.

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    The fastest growing refugee crisis

    With the Rohingyas streaming into Bangladesh fleeing a brutal crackdown in Myanmar's Rakhine State, the UN rights body chief denounced the atrocities as “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing”.

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    No real progress yet

    Rohingyas have been telling the world numerous stories of horror, loss, murder, rape and villages burned to the ground over the last two months. The world's media have been flooded with their harrowing tales.

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    Malaysia landslide: 3 Bangladeshis among 4 dead

    At least three Bangladeshis among four foreign workers are killed and 10 others missing after a landslide at a construction site in George Town, capital of the northwest Malaysian state of Penang, authorities say.

  • The realities of Rohingya refugees - What do we do next?

    In the last few days I had the opportunity to visit the Rohingya camps in Ukhia near the Myanmar border to observe the conditions of the refugees as well as the environment of the area. I will share some very preliminary observations on the situation.

  • Stop the Rohingya influx

    Some 30,000 Rohingyas have streamed into Bangladesh in the latest outflow of people from Myanmar into Bangladesh. As the numbers increase exponentially, so do the casualties.

  • Food security for Rohingyas is beyond blanket assistance

    October 16 marks World Food Day, an annual event which this year focuses on food security, conflict, displacement and migration. To date, about a million Rohingyas have fled Rakhine State of Myanmar, over half of them since August 25 this year.

  • Rohingya Persecution: WB suspends $200m loan for Myanmar

    The World Bank has suspended $200 million loan as budget support to the Myanmar government due to the persecution of Rohingyas of Rakhine State.

  • Get Rohingyas back home

    Former UN chief Kofi Annan urged the Security Council on Friday to push for the return to Myanmar of hundreds of thousands of Rohyingas who have been driven out in an army campaign.

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    Food relief to continue

    World Food Programme will provide rice, pulse, oil and other daily necessities to Rohingyas well into next year.

  • Tragic

    Four Rohingya refugees, including three children, were trampled to death by an elephant in Ukhia's reserve forest area. The deceased were identified as Taslima, 32, Rumana, 11 and, siblings Salma, 7 and Safuna, 2.

  • Attack on Rohingyas “systematic”

    The latest report presented survivors' statements about megaphones being used to announce before and during the attacks: “You do not belong here ... go to Bangladesh. If you do not leave, we will torch your houses and kill you.”

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    Home minister to visit Myanmar Oct 23

    Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan says he will visit Myanmar on October 23 for holding talks with the Myanmar government on repatriation of the Rohingyas, who were forcibly ousted from their homes in the Rakhine state and pushed into Bangladesh.

  • Myanmar's position unacceptable

    The proposal by Myanmar that repatriation of Rohingyas be based on the 1992 deal is unrealistic. Unrealistic primarily because Myanmar is insisting on the clause that these displaced people must have proof of citizenship, i.e. they must produce either citizenship identity cards or national registration cards or other relevant documentation.