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  • Doubt lingers as conflict flares up in Myanmar

    Rohingya Repatriation: Doubt lingers as conflict flares up in Myanmar

    Uncertainty over Rohingya repatriation is likely to stay as conflict between the Myanmar military and the Arakan Army in Rakhine has escalated since early January, say experts.

  • Crimes against Rohingya : Myanmar not serious about probe: HRW

    Human Rights Watch has said Myanmar should disband its inquiry commission on abuses in Rakhine state for its unwillingness to seriously investigate alleged grave crimes against the ethnic Rohingyas.

  • Comments on Rohingya Repatriation: Bangladesh demands Myanmar apologise

    Dhaka yesterday protested the "derogatory and provocative" remarks of Myanmar Religious Affairs Minister Thura Aung Ko on Rohingya refugees and asked the country to apologise.

  • INGOs Spending on Rohingyas: Operations eating up a thick slice

    A large portion of the donations meant for the displaced Rohingyas in Bangladesh is being spent as operational cost of international NGOs, says a study.

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    Make an all-out effort to create right conditions

    The UN refugee agency yesterday urged Myanmar to exert all efforts to create conditions for safe return of Rohingyas and address the root cause of their displacement.

  • 150 Rohingyas to return today

    The first batch of Rohingyas is all set to be sent back to Myanmar today amid reports that many of the refugees listed for return are hiding in fear of forcible repatriation.

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    Dhaka wants China's role in persuading Myanmar

    Dhaka has urged Beijing to encourage Myanmar to create a conducive environment for a speedy return of Rohingyas to their home in Rakhine.

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    Rohingyas 'terrified' about leaving

    A plan to start repatriating Rohingyas back to Myanmar is premature and the refugees are "terrified" about leaving Bangladesh where they sought refuge, dozens of aid agencies working in the region said yesterday.

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    Actions against Rohingya meets genocide standard

    The Chairman of the US House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs Ed Royce yesterday said he believed that a realistic accounting of the deliberate campaign of murder, intimidation and displacement against the Rohingya clearly met the legal standard for genocide.

  • Repatriation of Rohingyas: More talks, no timeframe yet

    Myanmar yesterday agreed to speed up the process of repatriating the forcibly displaced Rohingyas who fled to Bangladesh from Rakhine to escape persecution.

  • Myanmar calls it 'meritless'

    Myanmar has categorically rejected the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor's request to seek jurisdiction over suspected deportations of Rohingyas from Myanmar to Bangladesh, saying it was meritless.

  • Rohingya Talks: FM flies to Myanmar

    Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali left Dhaka for Myanmar last night to see for himself whether a conducive environment has been created in Rakhine for the safe return of forcibly displaced Rohingyas.

  • Myanmar still not giving free access

    The United Nations said Myanmar has not yet granted its staff independent and effective access to Rakhine, though two months have passed since the signing of a deal on helping the country create conducive conditions for Rohingya repatriation.

  • UN reports more violence, persecution in Myanmar

    Muslim Rohingya refugees reaching Bangladesh say violence, including torture, persists against them in Myanmar and the overall environment remains "menacing" for ethnic and religious minorities, UN human rights investigators said yesterday.

  • Persuade Myanmar to take back Rohingyas

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged UN Secretary General's Special Envoy Christine Schraner Burgener to persuade Myanmar to take back Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh.

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    Myanmar talks, does not act

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said Myanmar agrees on all issues during dialogues over the return of displaced Rohingyas, but it finally does not act.

  • Unexplained murders raise fear in camps

    As darkness descends, a sense of unshakeable foreboding grips Rohingya refugee camps in Balukhali and Kutupalong.

  • ADB okays $100m for Rohingyas

    The Asian Development Bank has approved a grant assistance of $100 million -- the first of an envisaged package totaling $ 200m to help Bangladesh develop basic infrastructure and services for Rohingyas.

  • Will Guterres' visit move the Wall?

    Now that the chief of the UN himself has come and heard the “heartbreaking accounts from Rohingya refugees”, will the Wall hear the same? We mean the UN Security Council and the Myanmar government. Will they act to end the untold miseries of the world's most persecuted people of our time?

  • Freedom on pitch

    They may lack the glitz and glamour of the World Cup, but football clubs for stateless Rohingya refugees in Malaysia offer something more -- a 90-minute reprieve from a grinding existence on the fringes of society.

  • Call for justice, safe return

    As he walked through the alleys of the makeshift camps in rains and met Rohingya boys and girls, he remembered his granddaughters and tried to imagine what it would be like to see them in such conditions.

  • Rohingya Crisis: Dhaka pins hope on Guterres visit

    When Antonio Guterres visited Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar in 2008, it housed only 10,800 Rohingyas. The total number of Rohingya population living in the district was around 27,000. They had arrived there in previous years and were not repatriated to Myanmar like many others.

  • Rohingyas hurt in clash in Teknaf

    UK calls for stepping up support for Rohingyas

    UK along with its international partners will continue to put “maximum pressure” on Myanmar to ensure justice for the Rohingya victims of the persecutions by military in Rakhine State as well as their safe and dignified return from Bangladesh.

  • China pledges help in Rohingya return

    China yesterday assured Bangladesh of full support for expediting the repatriation of the Rohingya refugees to Myanmar after Dhaka sought Beijing's help to this end.

  • Dhaka ready to welcome 5 high-profile dignitaries

    Dhaka is set to welcome five high-profile dignitaries, including the UN Secretary General António Guterres, next week. The dignitaries will visit Rohingya refugee camps, attend a session on sustainable development agenda and discuss the country's socio-economic achievements with government high officials.

  • UN official praises Bangladesh's role

    UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix has highly appreciated Bangladeshi soldiers for their contribution to peacekeeping and serving in some of the most challenging conditions.

  • OIC to form a body for Rohingya crisis

    Rohingya Crisis: Address the root causes

    The United Nations yesterday commended the Bangladesh government's commitment to support the Rohingya refugees and highlighted that the root causes of the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar must be addressed.

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    Rohingya Repatriation: UN insists on citizenship

    The UN secretary-general's special envoy on Myanmar has said granting citizenship to the Rohingya and ensuring accountability for the perpetrators of violence against the community could help create a conducive environment for their safe and voluntary repatriation.

  • Crimes Against Rohingyas

    Rohingya Displacement: ICC asks for Myanmar's observation

    In a major development, the International Criminal Court yesterday asked Myanmar to submit its written observations by July 27 on the allegations of deporting over 700,000 Rohingyas to Bangladesh.

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    Monsoon Threat: Amnesty calls for urgent aid for Rohingyas

    Amnesty International has called on the international community to urgently step up international assistance for nearly a million Rohingya refugees in the camps in Cox's Bazar as they face the severity of this year's monsoon.