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    ‘Rohingya presence posing serious threat to host community’

    Leading economists and policy analysts reject the idea of providing Rohingya people with access to the local labour market in Cox’s Bazar and suggest quick repatriation of the Myanmar nationals to ease pressure on Bangladesh.

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    UNHCR chief calls for solidarity with Rohingyas, refugees in Ramadan

    UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi has called for solidarity with millions of forcibly displaced people worldwide, including over one million Rohingyas living in Bangladesh.

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    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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    Bangladesh’s forest getting destroyed for Rohingyas: FM

    Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen says as over 1.2 million Rohingyas are living in Cox's Bazar district of the country, much of Bangladesh's forest is getting destroyed creating environmental disasters.

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    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.

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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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    Force Myanmar to take back Rohingyas

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday renewed her call to the international community to force Myanmar to take back its over one million Rohingya nationals from Bangladesh.

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    No easy solution to Rohingya crisis: Foreign minister

    The newly appointed Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen termed the Rohingya influx “a very serious issue” and said there is no easy solution to the humanitarian crisis.

  • Tension flares in Rakhine state

    Myanmar forces are conducting new rounds of "clearance operations" in conflict-hit Rakhine state after four local Buddhists were attacked and two killed, the commander-in-chief's office said yesterday, with one of the incidents blamed on Rohingya Muslims.

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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.

  • Gas Cylinder Blast: Nine injured at Rohingya camp

    At least nine Rohingya refugees were injured as a gas cylinder, used for inflating balloons, blasted at a camp in Ukhia upazila of Cox's Bazar yesterday morning.

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    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.

  • Rohingya Photos: Myanmar's army offers rare apology

    The Myanmar military issues a rare apology, acknowledging that two photographs it published in a book on the crisis over the Rohingya Muslim minority were "published incorrectly".

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    Rohingya want to return to Myanmar as citizens: UN

    Myanmar's Rohingya refugees have told a UN envoy who visited their camp in Bangladesh this week that they will return home if it is safe and if they are granted citizenship rights, a UN statement says.

  • In World Cup's shadow, Rohingya find 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.

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    WB announces $480m grants for Rohingya

    The World Bank has announced $480 million grant-based support to help Bangladesh address the needs of Rohingya refugees in health, education, water and sanitation, disaster risk management, and social protection.

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    Rohingya refugees elect women leaders in camp body polls

    Newly arrived Rohingya refugees living in Nayapara Shalbagan camp in Cox’s Bazar elect 12 leaders including women in a very first camp committee election, an UNHCR release says.

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    In Bangladesh, some 60 babies a day born in Rohingya camps: UN

    Around 60 babies a day are being born in vast refugee camps in Bangladesh, sheltering hundreds of thousands of mainly Rohingya Muslims who have fled Myanmar, the United Nations children's agency UNICEF says.

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    UN Council chief calls for action on Rohingya refugees

    Ambassador Joanna Wronecka of Poland, this month's UN Security Council president, says that the United Nations has to act when Rohingya refugees are suffering.

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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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    Fear and isolation for Myanmar's remaining Rohingyas

    Rohingya Muslim minority are disappearing fast from Myanmar as their lives are still shaped by tension and fear in a mainly-Buddhist country that has methodically stripped the Muslim minority of legal rights and security.

  • Canada should welcome Rohingya refugees

    Canada should welcome Rohingya refugees and encourage other nations to do the same, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's special envoy

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    ‘We will fight for your justice’

    The female Nobel laureates have assured the tortured Rohingya women that they will fight for their justice after listening to their harrowing tales of brutalities in Myanmar.

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    PDO raises fund for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

    More than 2,000 staff of Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) has donated BDT 41516534 (OMR192,000) to help the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who have fled from their homes to escape the persecution in Myanmar.

  • Most vulnerable Rohingyas left by the wayside

    Driving south from Cox's Bazar along the marine drive, it is impossible not to be struck by the beauty of the sea on the right and the hills on the left. But before long a few lost and disoriented-looking faces appear until eventually the highway is lined with thousands of them.

  • UNHCR for redoubling of humanitarian aid in Bangladesh

    Expressing concern over conditions of 436,000 Rohingya refugees who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar, the UNHCR calls for a redoubling of the international humanitarian response in Bangladesh.