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  • UNHCR chief meets Rohingyas in Bangladesh camp

    The head of the UN refugee agency says he was shocked by the "terrible violence" inflicted on Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar. Their suffering would last far longer than the time it took to satisfy their basic needs, he added.

  • Hunger, diseases plague infants

    On Friday noon, Asia Begum stood under the scorching sun, waiting by the roadside at Kutupalong for relief. She looked pale and tired. Her seven month old son, Yasin, tightly clung on to her arm.

  • Rohingya villages still burning, mines laid

    Rights bodies have come up with new evidence that fires are still torching Rohingya villages in Rakhine while Myanmar military have laid landmines during attacks on villages and along the Bangladesh border. Amnesty International has assessed three new videos taken inside Rakhine as recently as Friday afternoon showing large plumes of smoke rising from Rohingya villages as well as satellite imagery with smoke visible over burnt-out structures.

  • Army joins aid operation for Rohingyas

    To bring discipline in aid operation for Rohingyas those took shelter recently fleeing the atrocities in Myanmar, members of Bangladesh Army has joined the activities, setting up control room at Ukhiya Degree College.

  • Obaidul Quader

    Bangladesh won’t respond to Myanmar provocation: Quader

    Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader says Bangladesh will not respond to any provocation of Myanmar despite repeated violation of its airspace by its drones and helicopters.

  • Shabana Azmi

    World must join to stop Rohingya genocide: Shabana Azmi

    The violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar amounts to genocide and the world must get together to stop it, says actor-activist Shabana Azmi.

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    Half of UNSC ask UN chief to publicly brief on Myanmar

    Seven members of the United Nations Security Council, including the United States and Britain, ask UN chief Antonio Guterres to publicly brief the 15-member body next week on the violence in Myanmar that he has described as ethnic cleansing.

  • PM urges quick, effective UN steps

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sought expeditious UN and global interventions to protect all civilians in Myanmar's Rakhine State and take effective steps for a permanent solution to the protracted Rohingya crisis. Addressing the UN General Assembly in New York on Thursday, she called upon the UN secretary-general to immediately send a “fact-finding mission” to Rakhine.

  • Expecting mothers in urgent need of food, healthcare

    Amid several hundred Rohingya people, Sajeda Begum was trying her best to grab some food or other aid thrown from running vehicles on Cox's Bazar-Teknaf road yesterday.

  • Fresh fires, blast hit Rakhine

    Twenty homes caught fire and a bomb was detonated near a mosque in Myanmar's Rakhine state, the government said yesterday, the

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    Cops tracing down propagandists on Facebook

    Bangladesh is stepping up to face the propagation of hate campaigns and false information regarding the country’s ongoing Rohingya refugee crisis on the social media.

  • Rohingya refugee camps on the brink of a 'health disaster': MSF

    Bangladesh's refugee camps are on the brink of a "public health disaster," Doctors Without Borders (MSF) warns, saying filthy water and faeces flow through shanties now bursting with Rohinyga Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar.

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    $200mn needed for Rohingya refugees for 6 months: UN

    The United Nations estimates that $200 million will be needed over the next six months to help Rohingya Muslims refugees who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar in "massive numbers" to escape a bloody military campaign.

  • Permanent Peoples' Tribunal

    Myanmar guilty of Rohingya genocide: People's tribunal

    The Myanmar government is guilty of genocide against the Rohingya people and other Muslim minorities, according to the international Permanent Peoples' Tribunal.

  • Rohingya crisis dents Myanmar hopes of Western investment boom

    When officials from Myanmar's commercial capital Yangon toured six European countries in June, they were hoping to drum up investment in transport, energy and education.

  • Act right now for permanent solution to Rohingya refugee crisis: Hasina to UN

    Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urges the United Nations and the international community to take effective steps for the permanent solution to Rohingyas, who fled to Bangladesh for violence, killing and torture in Myanmar.

  • Force Myanmar to take back Rohingyas

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday urged Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) William Lacy

  • Over 2,350 injured Rohingyas treated

    Bangladesh said yesterday it had treated more than 2,350 Rohingya refugees for serious injuries sustained during ethnic violence in

  • 9,000 logged in nine days

    Around 9,000 Rohingya refugees have been brought under biometric registration in nine days after the listing began on September 12.

  • World must speak up for Rohingyas

    As I watched President Trump deliver his speech to the UN General Assembly in New York on the morning of September 19, I couldn't help but be dismayed by the fact that he did not consider the current round of ethnic cleansing carried out by the Myanmarese military rulers egregious enough to mention it even once during his speech.

  • It's genocide

    French President Emmanuel Macron has termed the attacks on Myanmar's Rohingya minority as genocide and called on the international community to act to stop it.

  • Rohingyas missing in his call

    Myanmar's army chief yesterday called for people internally displaced by violence in Rakhine State to go home and rebuild

  • Myanmar VP's mendacious claims

    Myanmar's Vice-President Henry Van Thio's statement on the ongoing Rohingya crisis at the UNGA can only be described as scandalous.

  • US Ambassador in Dhaka, Marcia Bernicat, Bangladesh Cricket Team, England, US envoy

    Take back Rohingyas

    US Ambassador to Bangladesh Marcia Bernicat has called on Myanmar to immediately end the violence in Rakhine state, restore peace

  • Newborn Rohingya baby named Sheikh Hasina

    A Rohingya refugee woman, who has taken shelter in a refugee camp in Ukhia of Cox’s Bazar, has delivered a baby girl and named her after Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

  • Facebook

    Facebook bans 'dangerous' Rohingya militant group

    Facebook says it has banned a Rohingya militant group from its site, designating it a 'dangerous organisation' as information on the deepening crisis is muddied by claims, counter-claims and hate speech on social media.

  • Unite, act now

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called upon the OIC member states to show unity for solving the Rohingya crisis before it is too late.

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    Medical facilities stretched to limit

    In Kutupalong camp 1, Nasima Khatun, nearly 70 years old, is being carried using a unique device fashioned out of a bamboo stick

  • Nobel laureate can learn from a taxi driver

    An assassin shot him in the head at close range as he was about to leave Yangon airport in his family car. He fell to the ground, bleeding.

  • Global community steps up relief efforts

    The United Nations and the international community are ramping up relief operations for the Rohingya refugees.