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  • Small group of Rohingyas sent to Bhashan Char: foreign minister

    Bangladesh has sent a small group of Rohingyas, who entered the country a couple of days ago from Myanmar in small boats, to Bhashan Char island.

  • Myanmar rejects ICC probe over Rohingya genocide

    Myanmar has struck back after a surge of global legal pressure over its alleged crimes against the Rohingya, branding an investigation by the International Criminal Court (ICC) "not in accordance with international law".

  • India to help repatriate Rohingyas

    India has assured Bangladesh of making greater efforts to facilitate the repatriation of the Rohingya refugees who fled violence in Rakhine State of Myanmar.

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    45 Rohingyas detained from a house in Chattogram

    Law enforcers detain 45 Rohingya men from a house in Sitakunda upazila of Chattogram in the wee hours.

  • Left in the lurch

    With the Rohingya repatriation nowhere in sight, their leaders say they feel ignored both by the international community and the Bangladesh government in the process of making decisions about their fate.

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    Lobby to make Myanmar safe for Rohingyas

    Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has requested consul generals to engage foreign governments and civil societies to help create a safe environment for Rohingyas in Myanmar and oversee the process of repatriating Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh.

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    23 ‘Rohingyas’ detained from Dhaka

    Detectives detain 23 suspected Rohingyas, two other women and a man from Dhaka’s Khilkhet area.

  • Dhaka not in a hurry

    Bangladesh is not in a hurry to relocate Rohingya refugees to a Bay of Bengal island, a minister told Reuters yesterday, after the United Nations sought more details on the government's plan.

  • UN official welcomes Rohingya relocation plan

    A senior UN official welcomes Bangladesh's plan to move Rohingya refugees out of the country's congested camps, but says any move to transfer some 100,000 of them to a flood-prone island should be voluntary.

  • No refugee camp can hold out much hope

    The Rohingya lawyer Razia Sultana is dead right when she said that the nearly one million Rohingya refugees in camps inside Bangladesh have very little future.

  • World must not turn away from Rohingyas: Angelina Jolie

    UNHCR special envoy and Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie has said the world must not turn away from the nearly 1 million Rohingyas who have fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh.

  • Aid curbs in Myanmar's Rakhine impact 'at least 50,000 people'

    New government curbs on aid activities in Myanmar's western Rakhine State "are affecting at least 50,000 people", the United Nations has said in an internal note, highlighting the growing impact of recent fighting on the civilian population.

  • India deporting second Rohingya group to Myanmar

    Indian police take a Rohingya Muslim family of five to the border by bus, readying to deport them to neighbouring Myanmar as the second such group expelled in four months during a crackdown on illegal immigrants.

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    Another 5m euros for Rohingyas

    The European Commission (EC) has released an additional €5 million to provide food assistance for the around 700,000 Rohingya refugees who are seeking shelter in Bangladesh.

  • 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.

  • 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 says No arrest without warrant

    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.