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  • WFP Goodwill Ambassador Hend Sabry visits Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh

    Arab star Sabry visits Rohingya refugee camps

    Arab film and TV star and World Food Programme (WFP) Goodwill Ambassador Hend Sabry visits the Rohingya families in the refugee camps of Bangladesh to show that suffering has no borders and humanity has no boundaries.

  • ‘Barbed wire fences around Rohingya camps soon’

    Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan says the government will install barbed wire fences around the Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar soon, aiming to stop the spread of Rohingyas across the country.

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    Dhaka to brief diplomats over Rohingya issue tomorrow

    Bangladesh will brief the diplomats stationed in Dhaka about the latest situation over the Rohingya issue tomorrow as two consecutive efforts to begin the repatriation of the displaced people failed amid their unwillingness and trust-deficit among them.

  • Rohingyas demand justice for genocide in Myanmar

    Thousands of Rohingya refugees gather for a rally at Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar and demanded justice on completion of two years since the Rohingya influx began following persecution by Myanmar armed forces.

  • Dhaka seeks strong global response to resolve Rohingya crisis

    Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen says Bangladesh will take a tougher position over Rohingya issue saying the global leadership must resolve it quickly to ensure greater peace and stability in the region.

  • Mount pressure on Myanmar: Bangladesh to diplomats

    Bangladesh urges the international community to ramp up pressure on Myanmar so that it creates a conducive environment for Rohingya repatriation.

  • Rohingyas hurt in clash in Teknaf

    Ramadan, Iftar evoke feelings of nostalgia among Rohingyas

    Ramadan is the month when Muslims try to get closer to each other with greater love and affection with the spirit of the holy month. But the Rohingya Muslims living in Cox's Bazar camps find it painful when they get together for having iftar meal as their tragic memories constantly haunt them.

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    Turkey pledges support to end Rohingya crisis

    Turkey is committed to working with Bangladesh in regional and international levels to bring an end to the Rohingya crisis that has been affecting Bangladesh in socio-economic, environmental and even diplomatic fronts.

  • Rohingya Repatriation: Plans pushed back to 2019

    Bangladesh's plans to tackle the Rohingya refugee crisis have been stalled until the new year with repatriation and relocation programmes only likely to be revisited following year-end general elections, a top Bangladeshi official said yesterday.

  • World Bank Vice President Hartwig Schafer

    WB regional vice president due today

    World Bank Vice President for the South Asia region, Hartwig Schafer, is scheduled to arrive in Dhaka today to further deepen the

  • Germany to help find solution to Rohingya crisis

    German Foreign Minister of State Niels Annen has said his government will provide political support to have a solution to Rohingya crisis through ensuring safe and sustainable return of the displaced people to their own homeland.

  • Transparency International Bangladesh TIB Report

    ‘Provide evidence of mass atrocities against Rohingyas to ICC’

    Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) urges the government to provide evidence of mass atrocities against Rohingyas to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

  • Myanmar Army Chief Min Aung Hlaing

    Rohingyas will be safe in areas 'designated' for them: Myanmar army chief

    Rohingya refugees who return to Myanmar will be safe as long as they stay in the model villages built for them, the country's army chief says, renewing fears they will be kept in settlements indefinitely.

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    US team investigating atrocities against Rohingyas

    The US government is conducting an intensive examination of alleged atrocities against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims, documenting accusations of murder, rape, beatings and other possible offenses in an investigation that could be used to prosecute Myanmar's military for crimes against humanity, US officials tell Reuters.

  • Rohingya repatriation: Dhaka signs MoU with UNHCR

    Bangladesh signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, relating to voluntary return of Rohingya refugees, once conditions in Myanmar are conducive.

  • Rohingya Refugees relocation in livable places

    ‘Rohingyas to be relocated to habitable places’

    Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque says that Rohingya refugees will be relocated to new places after ensuring that the areas are habitable. Rohingya refugees will be relocated to the places which are viable, he said.

  • 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.

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    Myanmar violated border norms deploying addl forces: BGB

    Myanmar has violated border norms by deploying additional forces with arms on their bordering area which is opposite to Bangladesh’s Tombru border, Border Guard Bangladesh Additional Director General Brig Gen Mojibur Rahman says.

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    Rohingya crisis: Myanmar ‘bars entry’ for UK govt body after criticism

    The Myanmar authorities allegedly block entry for a fact-finding committee of the British government following criticism by the UK MPs over Myanmar’s role in the Rohingya crisis.

  • Female Nobel peace laureates

    ‘Suu Kyi’s choice is clear; resign or be held accountable’

    The three female Nobel Peace laureates--Tawakkol Karman, Shirin Ebadi and Mairead Maguire – today called for an immediate end to the “genocide” of the Rohingya people.

  • Rohingyas facing more dangers for impending monsoon: IOM

    Despite escaping violence in their homeland, the impending cyclone and monsoon season mean the Rohingya refugees now face more life-threatening dangers from the weather and environmental conditions in Bangladesh, says the UN Migration Agency.

  • Rohingya Refugees: More support needed as crisis growing: WB

    The World Bank has said the Rohingya refugee crisis is growing at a rapid pace in Cox's Bazar and there is an urgent need to support the host communities to cope with the influx and to help those extremely vulnerable.

  • Rohingya refugee crisis is growing in Bangladesh

    Rohingya crisis growing, more support needed: WB

    The Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh is growing at a rapid pace and there is an urgent need to support the host communities to cope with the influx and to help the refugees, the World Bank says.

  • Rohingya refugee leaders draw up demands ahead of repatriation

    Rohingya leaders in a Bangladesh refugee camp draw up a list of demands they want Myanmar to meet before authorities begin sending back hundreds of thousands in a repatriation process expected to begin next week and last for two years.

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    India to help Bangladesh

    India yesterday assured Bangladesh of its continued support to help the neighbouring country deal with the Rohingya refugee crisis.

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    Plea seeking legality of marrying Rohingya girl rejected

    The High Court rejects a writ petition filed by a Bangladeshi national seeking its order on the government not to harass or arrest his son for marrying a Rohingya girl who has fled from Myanmar.

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    Rohingya: OIC rights body finds organised campaign of ethnic cleansing

    The OIC Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) says the situation of Rohingyas carries the hallmark of an organised campaign of ethnic cleansing, which is a crime against humanity under international law and must be stopped by all means.

  • China, Russia oppose UN criticism of Myanmar over Rohingya

    The UN General Assembly urges Myanmar to end a military campaign against Muslim Rohingya and called for the appointment of a UN special envoy, despite opposition from China, Russia and some regional countries.

  • Diphtheria vaccination launched in Rohingya camps

    Bangladesh launches a vaccination campaign against diphtheria and other preventable diseases for Rohingya children aged six weeks to six years living in 12 camps and temporary refugee settlements in Cox’s Bazar.

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    EU wants Rohingya’s safe, dignified return to Rakhine

    European Union (EU) Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides says EU wants “safe and dignified” return of Rohingyas to their homeland in Myanmar as he calls on foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali at his office.