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    UN member states urged to play effective role over Rohingya issue

    Bangladesh has urged the UN member states to play an effective role for a permanent solution to the Rohingya crisis and promote an effective migration governance to ensure safe and orderly migration.

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    4 Rohingya women held in Kurigram

    Police detain five women including four Rohingas who tried to obtain Bangladeshi passport from Regional Passport Office (RPO) in Kurigram.

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    Stop expelling Rohingya students: HRW

    Bangladesh should cease expulsion of Rohingya refugee students from schools, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said in a statement issued.

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    2 people from Rohingya community found dead

    Two people from the Rohingya community including a suspected robber have been found dead in different areas of Cox’s Bazar.

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    NGOs spent only 25% fund for Rohingyas: Minister

    Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque blast NGOs and aid agencies alleging they spent only a quarter of the funds they received to sooth the miseries of Rohingyas while most of the amount were spent to pay their hotel bills.

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    WB approves $165m grant to help Rohingyas in Cox's Bazar

    The World Bank (WB) approves a $165million grant to help Bangladesh provide basic services and build disaster and social resilience for the Rohingyas who fled violence in Myanmar and took shelter in Teknaf and Ukhia Upazila in Cox's Bazar.

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    ‘Each Rohingya to get $6,000 if returns to Rakhine’

    A Chinese government delegation reportedly meets Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh, promising each refugee up to USD $6,000 if they returned to Rakhine state in Myanmar, a Bangladeshi official and refugee leaders say.

  • Philippines offers Filipino citizenship to Rohingya refugees

    The Philippines offers Rohingyas citizenship

    The Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday offered citizenship to Rohingya refugees, reiterating his willingness to accept them into the country.

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    Rohingya Atrocities: Malaysia wants perpetrators punished

    Malaysia wants the perpetrators of atrocities against the Rohingyas be tried immediately at the International Criminal Court (ICC).

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    ‘Asean stands ready to provide healthcare to Rohingyas’

    Asean cannot discuss with Myanmar on how to provide citizenship to the Rohingya, but stands ready to provide healthcare and education, says Singapore’s Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan.

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    22 Rohingyas rescued in Cox's Bazar

    The Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) rescued 22 Rohingyas, including children and women, from Teknaf upazila of Cox's Bazar early yesterday. The 22 were going to be trafficked to Malaysia through the Bay of Bengal.

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    ‘PM saved global leaders from disgrace sheltering Rohingyas’

    Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen says Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has saved the face of the global leaders from "ignominy and disgrace" by sheltering the persecuted people of Rakhine province of Myanmar.

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    '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."

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    Another 5m euros for Rohingyas

    The European Commission (EC) has released an additional €5 million to provide food assistance for the around 700,000 Rohingya refugees who are seeking shelter in Bangladesh.

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    India hands 50 Rohingya shelters to Myanmar

    India has handed Myanmar the first batch of 50 houses New Delhi built in Rakhine for Rohingya refugees on their return from Bangladesh.

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    Rohingyas are genocide victims

    A human rights law group contracted by the State Department to interview refugees as part of an investigation into atrocities against Rohingyas in Myanmar has found that there is a reasonable basis to conclude that genocide was committed - even though the US government stopped short of saying so.

  • Myanmar Rohingya Repatriation

    Repatriation to begin in mid-Nov

    Myanmar would start taking Rohingyas back from mid-November, said Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque.

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    Plan to shift Rohingyas to Bhashan Char postponed

    Government has postponed plans to begin relocating Rohingya Muslims to a remote island, officials said yesterday, amid staunch opposition to the controversial idea among refugees living near the Myanmar border.

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    Myanmar’s situation deeply disturbing: Australia

    The situation in Myanmar’s Rakhine, Shan and Kachin states are deeply disturbing and the atrocities committed there are highly condemnable, the Australian High Commission in Dhaka says in a statement.

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    Bangladesh needs sustained support for Rohingyas: WB

    World Bank Vice President for South Asia Region Hartwig Schafer yesterday said the world needs to provide sustained support to Bangladesh, to meet the urgent needs of the Rohingyas as well as the host community in Cox's Bazar.

  • Myanmar Rohingya atrocities

    Rohingya Crisis: UN votes to set up panel to prepare indictment

    The UN Human Rights Council votes to set up a panel to prepare criminal indictments over atrocities committed in Myanmar, amid allegations of genocide against the Rohingya minority.

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    Rohingya crisis: New video of Myanmar military exposed

    Fortify Rights has released a fresh video footage claiming it is proof that Myanmar authorities are responsible for crimes against Rohingya civilians in northern Rakhine State.

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    Rohingyas want dignity, identity

    Visiting World Bank Vice President for South Asia Region Hartwig Schafer yesterday said Rohingyas, living in Cox's Bazar camps want an identity and dignity.

  • Rohingya refugees with disabilities suffering in camps

    Rohingyas with disabilities suffering in camps: HRW

    Overcrowded, hilly and rain-soaked mega camp for Rohingya refugees is precarious for everyone, but especially for people with disabilities, Human Rights Watch says.

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    Govt focuses on keeping animal movement in Cox’s Bazar undisturbed

    The government wants to continue its efforts with other stakeholders to keep the movement of animals, especially elephants, undisturbed following the significant impacts on wildlife and subsequent human-elephant conflict due to installation of makeshift camps for Rohingyas, officials say.

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    ASEAN MPs urge UN to act on devastating Rohingya atrocities report

    Lawmakers from South East Asia urges the UN to act on a devastating report on atrocities against Rohingya in Myanmar and do everything it can to pave the way for justice for victims.

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    Atrocities Against Rohingyas: Start probe now

    UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide Adama Dieng has urged International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to consider ICC's recommendation of opening an investigation into the atrocities against Rohingyas without delay.

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    Progress in key areas a must

    The United Nations says a substantial progress remains urgently needed in three key areas including addressing the root causes of the Rohingya crisis and a clear pathway to citizenship for Rohingyas who are eligible.

  • Rohingyas refugees hurt in Ukhia lanslide

    5 Rohingyas hurt in Ukhia lanslide

    Five Rohingya refugees are hurt in a landslide triggered by torrential rain at a refugee camp in Ukhia upazila of Cox’s Bazar, an official says.

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    One family, 4 countries: Dispossession of the Rohingyas

    It takes a few moments to sift through the years of chaos and dislocation before Rohingya refugee Robi Alam settles on the Muslim holiday of Eid-ul-Fitr, August 2012, as the last time he saw his seven brothers together in Myanmar.