Rakhaine state of Myanmar

May 24, 2022
May 24, 2022

Uncertainty over repatriation pushing Rohingyas towards crimes, Hasina tells UNHCR

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said that Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are getting frustrated due to prolonged uncertainty over repatriation to their homeland, Myanmar.

January 16, 2019
January 16, 2019

UNHCR chief's trip postponed

Myanmar postpones a planned visit by the UN refugee chief to Rakhine state following renewed fighting between security forces and insurgents, a spokesman says.

November 14, 2018
November 14, 2018

Do the bells toll for Rohingyas?

Mid-November has arrived and insecurity and uncertainty have descended over Rohingya refugees in Ukhia and Teknaf. The impending deadline has also elicited expressions of deep concern from UN independent experts and rights organisations.

October 11, 2017
October 11, 2017

The Rakhine — Avatars of Tony Blair?

Two parties are widely blamed for the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingyas: the Myanmar army and Aung San Suu Kyi. They stand amid the embers and ashes of torched Rohingya homes, objects of a furious global condemnation.

September 19, 2017
September 19, 2017

UN chief urges Myanmar to halt military campaign against Rohingyas

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urges Myanmar to halt its military campaign against Rohingya Muslims, just hours after Aung San Suu Kyi failed to quell an international outcry in a much-anticipated address.

September 18, 2017
September 18, 2017

‘Leave, or we will kill you all’

Thousands of Rohingya Muslims in violence-racked northwest Myanmar are pleading with authorities for safe passage from two remote villages that are cut off by hostile Buddhists and running short of food.

September 7, 2017
September 7, 2017

Boats capsize in Naf, 11 Rohingya bodies recovered

Eleven bodies of Rohingyas, who tried to enter Bangladesh following fresh violence in Rakhaine state of Myanmar, are recovered after two boats capsized in separate places in the Naf River.