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  • Rakhine horror recounted

    The Rohingyas in Cox's Bazar's refugee camps yesterday recalled the horrors of killings, rapes and torching of their houses by the Myanmar military exactly a year ago.

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    ASK wants safe repatriation of Rohingya refugees

    Ain O Salisn Kendra (ASK) forms a human chain demanding safe and dignified repatriation of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar.

  • A tale of a 'relief market'

    A few yards from his shanty, Naser sits with some fine rice, oil, lentil, several toiletries, utensils and even some over-the-counter medicines. The everyday essentials given to Rohingya refugees by some international donor agencies are in good quality.

  • Stuck in-between a “Corridor and a Camp”

    It is the Bangladesh-Myanmar border; the calm of the forest is broken by piercing sounds of gunfire and screams. Everywhere, people are on the run and she too trudges on, heavy, weary steps one at a time, trying to find refuge. She eventually makes it to the forests of Bangladesh only to be stuck indefinitely.

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    Key member resigns from Myanmar advisory panel on Rohingya crisis

    A key member of an international advisory panel on Myanmar's crisis-hit Rakhine state resigns, telling AFP that the Aung San Suu Kyi-appointed board risks becoming "part of the problem" in a conflict that forced 700,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee.

  • Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and William Lacy Swing

    ‘IOM to help Bangladesh repatriate Rohingyas’

    Visiting Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) William Lacy Swing reaffirms Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina that his organisation will extend all sorts of support to Bangladesh for the repatriation of Rohingya refugees.

  • Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal

    All Rohingya refugees registered: Minister

    Bangladesh has completed registration of all the Rohingya refugees it is giving shelter to and the number has come up to be 11,18,576, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan says.

  • Malaysian defence minister arrives tomorrow

    Malaysian Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu arrives in Dhaka tomorrow for one-day visit to Bangladesh to meet high government officials and visit Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar.

  • Myanmar must grant Rohingyas citizenship

    UN Secretary-General António Guterres' visit to the Rohingya camps in Bangladesh and subsequent statements reaffirm the need to address the fundamental issue at the heart of the Rohingya crisis—that is citizenship. Myanmar has not even begun the repatriation process despite signing a bilateral deal with Bangladesh in November last year.

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    Myanmar BGP shoots Rohingya child on Bandarban border

    A Rohingya child is shot and wounded in firing by Border Guard Police (BGP) of Myanmar in no man's land along the Naikhyangchhari border of Bandarban.

  • Art show on Rohingyas begins in city

    A weeklong art exhibition on Rohingya refugees kicks off at Liberation War Museum with lighting the candles.

  • Walking the talk on international protection

    The UNHCR statement that Rohingya refugees are in critical need of international protection warrants guarded optimism. We have said repeatedly in this column that any viable solution to this problem would require genuine and long-term international commitment.

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    Chiefs of 4 int’l aid orgs to visit Rohingya camps

    The high commissioner of the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), the president of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), United Nations Secretary General and World Bank Group President will visit Bangladesh on June 30.

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    Rohingya crisis: UK govt urged to stand by Bangladesh

    A parliamentary body of the United Kingdom has called upon its government to strengthen its efforts to persuade the international community to share the responsibilities of the Rohingya refugees now being sheltered in Bangladesh.

  • Rohingya crisis: ‘Bangladesh delegation to visit Myanmar soon’

    A Bangladesh delegation is likely to visit Myanmar soon to inspect the progress of Rohingya rehabilitation process initiated at Rahkine State.

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    India wants safe, sustainable Rohingya repatriation

    India conveys to Myanmar the need for speed, safe, and sustainable repatriation of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh as Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj wraps up a two-day visit to that country.

  • Return of one Rohingya family: Myanmar's publicity stunt, say rights group

    Myanmar's government says it has “repatriated” the first family of Rohingya refugees, among the 700,000 who fled a brutal crackdown, but the move was slammed by rights groups as a publicity stunt which ignored warnings over the security of returnees.

  • 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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    WHO seeks int'l support for Rohingya refugees

    The World Health Organization has appealed to the international community to contribute generously to enable appropriate and timely

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    Relocation of 1 Lakh Rohingyas: Preparations on in Bhasanchar

    Around one lakh Rohingya refugees are going to be relocated to Bhasanchar of Hatiya upazila in Noakhali as works of building shelters and housing are in progress.

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    ROHINGYA REFUGEES: $950m needed in next 10 months

    The United Nations and the Bangladesh government have prepared a plan to provide an assistance of $950 million to the Rohingya refugees and the vulnerable locals in Cox's Bazar for 10 months until December. The move comes amid concerns that the repatriation of the refugees would take time.

  • Myanmar says, border deployment for security

    Myanmar has stated security concerns as explanation for the heavy reinforcement along Bangladesh’s border near Rohingya camps during today’s flag meeting between the two border forces.

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    Myanmar parliament approves $15M for Rakhine border fence

    Myanmar's parliament approves a budget of about $15 million for the construction of a fence and related projects along the border with Bangladesh in Rakhine state, from which about 700,000 members of its persecuted ethnic Rohingya Muslim minority have fled violence since last August.

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    India, Canada call for safe repatriation of Rohingyas

    India and Canada call for voluntary and safe repatriation of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar and allowing of UN and other international organisations to facilitate the process.

  • Rohingya Return: It has to be 'safe, dignified'

    British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has demanded a “safe, dignified return” for Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh, ahead of

  • Huge pressure on Bangladesh

    Visiting the Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazar, Swiss President Alain Berset yesterday said a refugee crisis of this scale put Bangladesh and the international community under enormous pressure to provide shelter and the most urgent services to more than 650'000 people.

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    100,000 Rohingyas at landslide risk

    More than 100,000 Rohingya refugees huddled in squalid, muddy camps in Bangladesh will be in grave danger from landslides when the mid-year monsoon season begins, a UN humanitarian report said.

  • It's a PR ploy by Myanmar

    Human Rights Watch has demanded suspension of the bilateral plan between Bangladesh and Myanmar on return of the Rohingyas.

  • Rohingya Refugees: Repatriation faces a hitch

    The return of Rohingyas is scheduled to begin tomorrow, but some of the major tasks including finalisation of the list of families and setting up of repatriation camps remain incomplete. This makes the start of repatriation on the announced date uncertain.

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    Of tensions, grievances

    The locals in Cox's Bazar, who welcomed Rohingya refugees with open arms during the massive influx last year, are now visibly annoyed as prolonged stay of the Myanmar citizens is putting pressure on their livelihoods and causing environmental degradation.

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