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  • President seeks CICA support to repatriate Rohingyas

    President M Abdul Hamid has solicited support and cooperation from Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) partners to repatriate the forcibly displaced Rohingya people to their ancestral homeland in Myanmar with safety and dignity.

  • Rohingyas held with 9,000 yaba tablets at Dhaka airport

    Two Rohingyas have been held at Dhaka airport with nearly 9,000 pieces of contraband yaba tablets stuffed inside their stomach.

  • UN informed about Myanmar's non-cooperation

    Bangladesh has shared the existing problems regarding the Rohingya issue with the UN and informed it about Myanmar's non-cooperation in starting the repatriation.

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    Bangladesh for early start to Rohingya repatriation

    Bangladesh has pressed Myanmar on early start of physical repatriation of the Rohingya refugees during a top bilateral meeting.

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    4 Rohingyas detained at Dhaka airport

    Four Rohingya people including three women are detained at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka while attempting to fly to Indonesia.

  • WB okays $165m to help provide for Rohingyas

    The World Bank has approved a $165 million 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 upazilas in Cox's Bazar.

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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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    Myanmar yet to create safe atmosphere for Rohingya repatriation: FM

    Although Myanmar has agreed to take back eight lakh Rohingyas, it is yet to create a congenial atmosphere for their repatriation, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen says..

  • Myanmar fails to create congenial atmosphere

    Myanmar has failed to act

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said it is unfortunate that Myanmar has failed to create a congenial atmosphere to take back Rohingyas, despite signing an agreement with Bangladesh on repatriation.

  • Rohingya Refugees: Aid agencies seek $920m for this year

    The United Nations aid agencies and NGO partners yesterday launched a Joint Response Plan, seeking $920 million to meet the needs of over a million Rohingya refugees and vulnerable Bangladeshis in Cox's Bazar.

  • Show genuine commitment to end displacement in Rakhine: Jolie

    UNHCR special envoy and famous Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie urges the Myanmar authorities to show the genuine commitment to end the cycle of violence, displacement and improve the conditions for all communities in Rakhine state, including Rohingyas.

  • Rohingya Persecution: Pence issues sharp rebuke to Suu Kyi

    US Vice President Mike Pence yesterday expressed the Trump administration's strongest condemnation yet of Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya Muslims, telling leader Aung San Suu Kyi that "persecution" by her country's army was "without excuse".

  • Rohingya repatriation should be voluntary, dignified: US

    US Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (Africa and Asia) Richard Albrighton says the repatriation of Rohingyas should be safe, dignified and voluntary.

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    Experts air new concerns about UN response to Myanmar crisis

    UN-backed investigators who examined a crackdown by Myanmar security forces that caused hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee to neighboring Bangladesh issue a searing critique of the United Nations’ own response to the human rights crisis.

  • World Bank want to supports for Rohingya Refugees

    ICC has the jurisdiction

    The International Criminal Court ruled yesterday it has jurisdiction over alleged deportations of Rohingya people from Myanmar to Bangladesh as a possible crime against humanity.

  • Of lies and deception

    The grainy black-and-white photo, printed in a new book on the Rohingya crisis authored by Myanmar's army, shows a man standing over two bodies, wielding a farming tool. "Bengalis killed local ethnics brutally", reads the caption.

  • Myanmar Rohingya atrocities


    The UN Fact-finding Mission on Myanmar draws up a non-exhaustive list of alleged perpetrators of atrocity crimes against the country’s Rohingya community, indicating priority subjects for investigation and prosecution under international law.

  • Force Myanmar to face ICC for atrocities: Southeast Asian MPs

    More than 130 lawmakers from across Southeast Asia demand the international community bring officials in Myanmar to justice for the atrocious crimes it committed against its Rohingya population in Rakhine State.

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    'Everything is business': Rohingya crisis presents economic opportunity

    Captain Min Min, a Buddhist from Myanmar, looks on as a stream of Muslim Rohingya labourers zig-zag up narrow gangplanks hauling sacks of ginger from his boat onto Bangladeshi soil -- one of many seizing the economic opportunities presented by a refugee crisis.

  • Japanese FM in Dhaka to discuss bilateral, Rohingya issues

    Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono arrives in Dhaka on a brief visit to further promote the Bangladesh-Japan comprehensive partnership and discuss other issues of mutual interests, including Rohingya crisis.

  • HRW opposes plan to move Rohingyas

    Bangladesh should dramatically improve living conditions for Rohingya in the world's largest refugee camp and scrap plans to move many to a flood-prone island, Human Rights Watch said yesterday.

  • ‘Rohingya camps turned breeding ground for radicalisation’

    Norwegian Ambassador in Dhaka Sidsel Bleken observes that the Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar have turned into a breeding ground of radicalisation due to absence of education and employment opportunities for the displaced people.

  • No citizenship guarantees on secret UN-Myanmar deal

    Rohingya refugees returning to Myanmar is to have no explicit guarantees of citizenship or freedom of movement throughout the country, under a secret agreement between the government and the United Nations seen by Reuters.

  • China assures help in Rohingya repatriation

    China will assist in the repatriation of Rohingya mass who have been living as refugees in Bangladesh, fleeing from persecution in Myanmar.

  • UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

    UN chief's visit to highlight need for more global support for Rohingyas

    United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres and World Bank (WB) Group President Dr Jim Yong Kim will visit Bangladesh on July 1-2 to see the severity of Rohingya situation and UN agencies' engagement in the camps.

  • OIC to form a body for Rohingya crisis

    Joint verification of Rohingya refugees underway

    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is working together with the Bangladesh government to conduct a verification exercise for the identity management and documentation of Rohingya refugees who have fled Myanmar.