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    Ensure transparency in relief management for Rohingyas

    Cox’s Bazar Civil Society and NGO Forum (CCNF) demands that the government make the relief management for Rohingya refugees transparent and form an authority regarding the matter.

  • Facebook apologizes for vulgar translation of Chinese leader's name

    Facebook Inc blames a technical error for Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s name appearing as “Mr Shithole” in posts on its platform when translated into English from Burmese, apologising for any offence caused.

  • Rohingya repatriation: Bangladesh, China, Myanmar to evaluate progress

    Bangladesh, China and Myanmar have agreed to form a "tripartite joint working mechanism" to evaluate the situation on the ground for Rohingya repatriation.

  • Lapsing into hopelessness

    The Rohingyas in the refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar feel like they are trapped and this is breeding frustration among them.

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    JS body for investigation whether NGOs misleading Rohingyas

    A parliamentary body asks the foreign ministry to find out whether any non-government organisation is misleading Rohingya refugees not to return to their country from Bangladesh.

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    ‘Malaysia to work with Bangladesh on Rohingya repatriation’

    Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen today said Malaysia has agreed to work with Bangladesh on quick repatriation of the Rohingya refugees.

  • Senators ask US to sanction Myanmar army chief

    Senators call for the United States to slap sanctions on Myanmar's army chief, saying more needed to be done to bring accountability over the campaign against the Rohingya.

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    ‘No money offered to Rohingyas in Bangladesh’

    China has not offered Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh money to repatriate to Myanmar, says an official of Chinese embassy in Dhaka. The latest development came after the BenarNews reported that a delegation of officials from Beijing had promised refugee families up to USD $6,000 each if they returned to Rakhine state.

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    Myanmar parliament approves panel to discuss constitution

    Myanmar's parliament votes to set up a committee to discuss amending the country's constitution, despite objections by military-aligned lawmakers against a move that is likely to challenge the army's power.

  • Rohingyas not to return without security, citizenship: ISCG

    The Rohingya community continues to express ‘unwillingness’ to go back to Myanmar unless their security, basic human rights and citizenship are ensured.

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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.

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    'Hate narratives' from abroad drive Myanmar communities apart: Suu Kyi

    "Hate narratives" from abroad have driven communities in Myanmar further apart, the Southeast Asian nation's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, says in a social media statement.

  • Rohingya refugees doubled last year: UN

    Refugees from Myanmar more than doubled last year to 1.2 million, as a brutal army crackdown forced hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to pour across the border into Bangladesh, the UN says.

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    Rohingya persecution: Lawyers request ICC probe

    Lawyers have formally submitted a request to the International Criminal Court on Wednesday urging them to open a criminal investigation into continuing atrocities, including genocide, against the Rohingya people, reports The New York Times.

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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.

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    UN council visits Myanmar as it eyes action on Rohingya crisis

    The UN Security Council will pay a visit to Bangladesh and Myanmar beginning Saturday as it weighs next steps to address one of the world’s worst refugee crises, stemming from the forced exodus of Muslim Rohingya.

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    Global concern high, aid low

    The World Food Programme has so far received donations of $45 million, only 18 percent of $243 million required mainly for providing food to one million Rohingyas and 200,000 locals in Cox's Bazar until December.

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    Dozens of Rohingya arrive in Indonesia

    About 80 Rohingya in a wooden boat arrived in Indonesia yesterday, officials said, the latest batch of the vulnerable minority to come

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    Agro kits for the malnourished Rohingyas

    IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) are distributing 50,000 vegetable gardening kits to tackle malnutrition and improve the diet of people affected by the Rohingya refugee crisis in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

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    Suu Kyi’s lost honours

    Since the beginning of ongoing Rohingya crisis, the world’s biggest humanitarian catastrophe, many international organisations withdrew or suspended awards and titles they gave to Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi for her contribution and struggle in democracy.

  • Pull back right now

    Myanmar yesterday deployed a huge contingent of its army with heavy weapons along the Tombru border with Bangladesh, creating panic among the Rohingyas on the adjacent no-man's land. Frightened, some of the refugees entered the Bangladesh territory.

  • Persecution of Rohingyas clearly ‘genocide’, says Nobel laureate

    Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire said the atrocities against the Rohingya people in Myanmar are clearly "genocide", and demanded that Myanmar is taken to the International Court of Justice.

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    No forceful Rohingya repatriation: Junior minister

    Newly appointed Myanmar Ambassador in Dhaka Lwin Oo meets Bangladesh Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali and discusses various bilateral issues, including Rohingya issue.

  • Female Nobel trio arrive to meet Rohingya women

    Three female Nobel Peace laureates began a weeklong trip to Bangladesh yesterday to meet Rohingya women who were tortured and raped by soldiers in Myanmar before fleeing the country.

  • Myanmar bulldozes 55 Rohingya villages

    The Myanmar government has cleared at least 55 Rohingya villages of all structures and vegetation, including scenes of atrocities, in an operation to destroy the evidence of crimes against humanity, the Human Rights Watch said yesterday.

  • Myanmar bulldozing Rohingya villages: HRW

    New satellite imagery reveals the Burmese government has been bulldozing scores of depopulated Rohingya villages in northern Rakhine State, Human Rights Watch says.

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    Rohingya crisis: Netherlands to stay focused at UNSC

    The Netherlands has assured Bangladesh of remaining seized with the Rohingya crisis during their chairmanship of the UN Security Council in March this year, says Secretary-General of its Foreign Ministry Yoka Brandt.

  • Donors losing interest in providing food for Rohingyas: WFP

    Executive Director of World Food Programme (WFP) David Beasley has said donor agencies are gradually losing their interest in providing food assistance for the displaced Rohingyas who have taken shelter in Bangladesh.

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    73pc Rohingyas now living in settlements: IOM

    Some 73 percent of Rohingyas are now living in new spontaneous settlements, says International Organization for Migration (IOM).

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    Myanmar, accused of crackdown, invited to US-Thai military exercise

    The Myanmar military, which was accused of ethnic cleansing against the country's Muslim Rohingya minority, has been invited back as an observer in a major multinational military exercise next year led by the United States and Thailand.