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  • Make Myanmar take back the Rohingyas

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the world must take all measures to force Myanmar to create conditions enabling safe, dignified and voluntary return of Rohingyas to their ancestral home.

  • Repatriation Bids: Designed to fail

    Myanmar, which stands accused of Rohingya genocide, has done little to create conditions that would encourage the refugees to return to their homeland, analysts say.

  • The United Nations

    Three top UN officials due tomorrow

    Three top UN officials will jointly visit Bangladesh from April 24 to 26 to highlight the ongoing need for support for the humanitarian needs of almost a million Rohingya refugees, said the UN office in Dhaka yesterday.

  • Localising the Rohingya refugee response

    For decades now, Rohingya refugees have been crossing the border into Bangladesh as unrest worsened in their native Rakhine, Myanmar.

  • Elephants face 'time bomb' in Bangladesh

    Standing atop an elephant watch-tower on the outskirts of the sprawling Rohingya refugee settlement in Cox's Bazar, Nur Islam takes great pride in keeping his people safe.

  • Unidentified youth shot dead in Dhaka

    Rohingya man shot dead by criminals

    Criminals shot a Rohingya man dead inside a camp at Leda in Teknaf upazila yesterday afternoon.

  • 'Lost generation' looms for Rohingya refugee children

    Rohingya refugee children who lack proper education in camps in Bangladesh could become a "lost generation", the United Nations says, a year after Myanmar's army began a crackdown that has forced more than 700,000 people to flee the country.

  • 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.

  • Myanmar Rohingya Crisis

    UNSC team reaches Myanmar for Rohingya probe

    Members of a UN Security Council team probing Myanmar’s crisis over its ethnic Rohingya Muslim minority arrive in the country’s capital after a visit to Bangladesh, where about 700,000 Rohingya who have fled military-led violence live in refugee camps.

  • There’s no magic solution: UNSC

    UN Security Council delegates complete visit at the Rohingya camps in Ukhia and assess first-hand the plight of the refugees sheltered there and Bangladesh's role in handling the responsibility of 700,000.

  • Rohingya refugee crisis, UN General Assembly and Bangladesh diplomacy

    The latest incident of the Rohingya refugee influx into Bangladesh has produced a scenario which is different from earlier influxes in two aspects: one is humanitarian, which can be legally interpreted in various ways, from forced displacement to genocide. Killings, torture, rape, forced expulsion and starvation has driven nearly one million Rohingyas to take refuge in Bangladesh since August 2017.

  • Hold Myanmar to account

    The recent comments made by three Nobel laureates when they visited Rohingya refugee camps in Cox's Bazar, have brought to the fore the need for the international community to be unanimous in taking concerted action against the genocide that forced more than a million Rohingyas to flee their homeland, Myanmar.

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    Diplomats for safe and dignified Rohingya return

    Diplomats stationed in Dhaka lay emphasis on "safe, voluntary and dignified" return of Rohingyas from Bangladesh to Myanmar to make their return sustainable.

  • Rohingya children must be protected

    We are appalled to learn that there are around 40,000 orphans among the three lakh children in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh.

  • Myanmar's Suu Kyi says army admission on killings a positive step

    Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi says it is “positive” that the country's military is taking responsibility for the actions of troops, after the army said soldiers are involved in killing 10 captured Rohingya Muslims.

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    Korea to give $1.4m fund for Rohingyas

    Korea will provide more US $1.4 million as humanitarian assistance for Rohingya refugees who have crossed into Bangladesh from Myanmar following persecution.

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    ‘Refugee camp set up in Rakhine, 450 Hindus to be repatriated 1st’

    Myanmar is to take back 450 Hindu refugees from Bangladesh at a refugee camp set up in Rakhine as the first step of repatriation process.

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    UN calls for pressure on China, Russia over Myanmar abuses

    The United Nations' independent investigator into human rights in Myanmar calls for international pressure on China and Russia to try to get them to oppose human rights abuses in Myanmar.

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    Rohingya Refugees: UN worried over safety

    The UNHCR has said it is increasingly worried about the deterioration of the overall environment in which Rohingya refugees are living, facing a multitude of protection risks.

  • UNHCR to distribute winter aid for Rohingya refugees

    The UN Refugee Agency will begin distributing warm clothing to Rohingya refugees sheltered in Cox’s Bazar of Bangladesh from Sunday, the organisation says.

  • UN warns against hasty returns of Rohingya

    The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) says that peace and stability must be restored in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state before any Rohingyas can return from Bangladesh, under international standards on voluntary repatriation.

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    83 HIV-infected Rohingyas traced

    A total of 83 HIV-infected Rohingya patients are traced in Cox's Bazar till August 25 last, Health Minister Mohammad Nasim tells parliament.

  • Rohingya repatriation

    MoU on Rohingya repatriation likely Thursday

    Bangladesh and Myanmar are expected to sign an 'Arrangement on Return of Displaced Persons from Rakhine State' in Naypyitaw on Thursday as some vital points are still to agree on.

  • Talks on track for Rohingya deal

    Dhaka and Naypyitaw are in negotiation for reaching a bilateral agreement in a couple of days on repatriation of over six lakh Myanmar nationals who have taken shelter in Bangladesh to escape persecution in Rakhine State.

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    Rohingya return a long way off

    Rohingya refugees cannot return to Rakhine state until "real Myanmar citizens" are ready to accept them, the country's army chief said yesterday, casting doubt over government pledges to begin repatriating the persecuted Muslim minority.

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    200,000 more to arrive in coming weeks

    The International Rescue Committee fears around two lakh more Rohingyas will flee to Bangladesh in coming weeks, exacerbating an already "unimaginable humanitarian crisis" in Cox's Bazar that already hosts over eight lakh refugees.

  • Still trickling in, as fear runs high

    With no food, money and in constant fear in Rakhine State, Rohingyas are still trickling into Bangladesh.

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    UNHCR for ensuring security in Rakhine to repatriate Rohingyas

    The Commissioner of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi lays emphasis on ensuring security, establishing human rights and rule of law for repatriation of the displaced Rohingya people in Rakhine state of Myanmar.

  • Bearing the economic cost of the Rohingya crisis

    Bangladesh has been taking in Rohingya refugees from Myanmar since the 70s, right after independence, and the rate accelerated in the 1990s. Currently, we are sheltering, feeding, and providing various assistance to well over a million refugees and it is possible that the situation might get worse before it gets better.

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    World failing Myanmar's Rohingyas: Red Cross official

    A top Red Cross official has said that the world is failing to address the humanitarian crisis affecting Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims.