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  • Muslim Rohingya are still fleeing from Myanmar to Bangladesh and the United Nations is bracing for a possible "further exodus", the UN humanitarian aid chief says.

    UN braces for further exodus

    Muslim Rohingya are still fleeing from Myanmar to Bangladesh and the United Nations is bracing for a possible "further exodus", the UN humanitarian aid chief says.

  • Canada concerned over plight of Rohingyas refugees

    UNHCR calls for redoubling humanitarian efforts for Rohingyas

    The UNHCR calls for a redoubling of the international humanitarian response in Bangladesh, saying, the conditions for an estimated 480,000 Rohingyas who have fled to the country from Myanmar since August 25 can still deteriorate.

  • Rohingya Refugee Crisis

    Rohingya exodus number now 480,000: UN

    The United Nations drastically increases the estimated number of Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar to 480,000 as Bangladesh eases restrictions on aid groups working in refugee camps and seeks $250 million to cope with the crisis.

  • Bangladesh needs "massive international assistance" to feed and shelter the 436,000 Rohingyas who have fled Myanmar in recent weeks, the head of the UN refugee agency says.

    Rohingyas in Bangladesh need 'massive' assistance: UN

    Bangladesh needs "massive international assistance" to feed and shelter the 436,000 Rohingyas who have fled Myanmar in recent weeks, the head of the UN refugee agency says.

  • History and sufferings of Rohingya community

    Watch the Star Live Video to know more about the history of the Rohingya people of Myanmar's Rakhine state, who migrated from Bengal to Myanmar (then Burma) several hundred years ago, and have been a subject of hatred and oppression by the Myanmar authorities.

  • Finance Minister AMA Muhith

    In a sense, Myanmar declared war against Bangladesh: Muhith

    Terming Rohingya refugee influx in Bangladesh a disaster, Finance Minister AMA Muhith says that in a sense Myanmar has declared war against Bangladesh by sending the people.

  • Here are some reactions from diplomats, aid agency officials, human rights groups and others to Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's speech on violence in Rakhine State.

    Reactions to Suu Kyi's speech

    Here are some reactions from diplomats, aid agency officials, human rights groups and others to Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's first address to the nation since attacks by Rohingya Muslim insurgents on August 25 sparked a military response that has forced more than 410,000 Rohingya into neighboring Bangladesh.

  • Rohingya crisis: SKorea urges int’l community to help Bangladesh

    South Korean Ambassador to Bangladesh, Ahn Seong-doo calls upon the international community to help Bangladesh in addressing the Rohingya crisis.

  • Khaleda Zia's Participation in National Election

    Govt wants peaceful solution to Rohingya crisis: Minister

    Law Minister Anisul Huq says the government wants the Rohingya crisis to be resolved in a peaceful manner and the foreign ministry is working to this effect.

  • Hollywood star Angelina Jolie condemns the violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and called on the country's government and its leader, Nobel Peace Prize recipient Aung San Suu Kyi, to no longer remain silent.

    Angelina Jolie condemns Myanmar violence

    Hollywood star Angelina Jolie condemns the violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and called on the country's government and its leader, Nobel Peace Prize recipient Aung San Suu Kyi, to no longer remain silent.

  • Aung San Suu Kyi

    Suu Kyi to address Rohingya crisis

    As Rakhine state burns and Rohingya flee, Aung San Suu Kyi prepares to address Myanmar on the crisis for the first time -- a high wire act seeking to soothe global outrage without baiting an army that is again showing its teeth.

  • An estimated 409,000 Rohingyas have arrived in Bangladesh until September 10, fleeing the military crackdown in Myanmar, says a report published by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

    Rohingya influx in Bangladesh now 409,000: IOM

    An estimated 409,000 Rohingyas have arrived in Bangladesh until September 10, fleeing the military crackdown in Myanmar, says a report published by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

  • Four dead bodies of Rohingya refugees are recovered in Naf River and the Bay of Bengal near Cox’s Bazar, raising the death toll from Rohingya boat capsize incidents to 91.

    Rohingya crisis: 4 more floating bodies found

    Four dead bodies of Rohingya refugees are recovered in Naf River and the Bay of Bengal near Cox’s Bazar, raising the death toll from Rohingya boat capsize incidents to 91.

  • Red Cross fills UN void in Myanmar's violence-torn region

    The Red Cross organisations scale up operations in Myanmar's violence-riven northwest, after the United Nations had to suspend activities there following government suggestions that its agency had supported Rohingya insurgents.

  • Rohingya crisis: Hefajat threatens to besiege Myanmar Embassy

    Hefajat-e Islam, a Chittagong-based Islamist group, threatens to besiege Myanmar Embassy in Dhaka on September 19 if the “genocide” of Rohingya people is not stopped by then.

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