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  • 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.

  • Not willing to go home

    The much-awaited launch of the Rohingya repatriation was cancelled at the last moment yesterday as the refugees refused to return to Rakhine for fear of fresh persecution.

  • Rohingya refugee Repatriation to Myanmar

    ‘We won’t go back’

    “We won’t go back, we won’t go back. We demand punishment of Myanmar,” these are the slogans that the 130 Rohingya refugees chanted in unison at a refugee camp in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar.

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    Halt Rohingya repatriation plan: HRW

    The Bangladesh government should follow the recommendations of senior United Nations refugee and human rights officials and immediately halt the proposed repatriation of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar, Human Rights Watch says.

  • Rohingya refugee women go about their day at the Balukhali camp in Cox's Bazar

    Take necessary protection for returning Rohingyas: Canada

    Canada has urged the government of Myanmar to guarantee the necessary safeguards for and protection of any returning Rohingya saying repatriation must not be rushed.

  • 150 Rohingyas to return today

    The first batch of Rohingyas is all set to be sent back to Myanmar today amid reports that many of the refugees listed for return are hiding in fear of forcible repatriation.

  • 'Forced repatriation' to pose security risk

    The International Crisis Group has warned of serious security risks of “forced repatriation” of the Rohingya, just as Myanmar and Bangladesh prepare for the November 15 return of the refugees sheltered in Bangladesh.

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    'Can't eat, can't sleep': Rohingya on Myanmar repatriation list

    For Nurul Amin, a Rohingya Muslim living in a refugee camp in Bangladesh, the days since learning he and his family were among a group of people set to potentially be repatriated to Myanmar have been among the most frightening since they fled their home.

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    Rohingyas 'terrified' about leaving

    A plan to start repatriating Rohingyas back to Myanmar is premature and the refugees are "terrified" about leaving Bangladesh where they sought refuge, dozens of aid agencies working in the region said yesterday.

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    Dhaka wants China's role in persuading Myanmar

    Dhaka has urged Beijing to encourage Myanmar to create a conducive environment for a speedy return of Rohingyas to their home in Rakhine.

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    Myanmar officials try to convince Rohingya to return, accept ID cards

    Myanmar officials visit camps for Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh, in an effort to kickstart a process to repatriate hundreds of thousands who fled an army crackdown last year.

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    Repatriation to begin in mid-Nov

    Myanmar would start taking Rohingyas back from mid-November, said Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque.

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    Rohingya Repatriation: Dhaka, Naypyidaw to hold talks today

    Bangladesh and Myanmar will hold their third Joint Working Group (JWG) meeting on the repatriation of Rohingyas today.

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    US to press Myanmar for safe Rohingya repatriation

    The United States says it will continue to press Myanmar to create the conditions necessary to allow safe, voluntary and dignified return of Rohingyas to their homes in Myanmar from Bangladesh.

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    Dhaka hopes for start of Rohingya repatriation 'soon'

    Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali yesterday said they are expecting to begin the Rohingya repatriation soon by sending the first batch of over 3,000 forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals.

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    NHRC chief questions role of foreign ministry

    National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) recommends that all Rohingya returnees should be kept in a United Nations-supervised buffer zone before their homes, which were destroyed by the Myanmar army, are rebuilt.

  • One Year of Rohingya Crisis: Standing up for humanity

    It's one of the greatest refugee crises after World War II. The UN called it et

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    Return still elusive

    The repatriation of the Rohingyas remains elusive even nine months after the signing of an agreement between Bangladesh and Myanmar.

  • Hopeful, but not too soon

    Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque sees some progress with regards to the repatriation of Rohingyas although no date has been fixed yet for starting the process.

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    Rohingya crisis: Australian MPs laud Bangladesh’s efforts

    After visiting Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar, a delegation of Australian parliamentarians highly appreciates Bangladesh's role in its ongoing efforts to support Rohingya people, who fled the atrocities in northern Rakhine of Myanmar.

  • Repatriation of Rohingyas: More talks, no timeframe yet

    Myanmar yesterday agreed to speed up the process of repatriating the forcibly displaced Rohingyas who fled to Bangladesh from Rakhine to escape persecution.

  • Myanmar calls it 'meritless'

    Myanmar has categorically rejected the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor's request to seek jurisdiction over suspected deportations of Rohingyas from Myanmar to Bangladesh, saying it was meritless.

  • Rohingya Talks: FM flies to Myanmar

    Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali left Dhaka for Myanmar last night to see for himself whether a conducive environment has been created in Rakhine for the safe return of forcibly displaced Rohingyas.

  • Myanmar still not giving free access

    The United Nations said Myanmar has not yet granted its staff independent and effective access to Rakhine, though two months have passed since the signing of a deal on helping the country create conducive conditions for Rohingya repatriation.

  • UN reports more violence, persecution in Myanmar

    Muslim Rohingya refugees reaching Bangladesh say violence, including torture, persists against them in Myanmar and the overall environment remains "menacing" for ethnic and religious minorities, UN human rights investigators said yesterday.

  • Persuade Myanmar to take back Rohingyas

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged UN Secretary General's Special Envoy Christine Schraner Burgener to persuade Myanmar to take back Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh.

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    Myanmar talks, does not act

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said Myanmar agrees on all issues during dialogues over the return of displaced Rohingyas, but it finally does not act.

  • United Nations Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee

    ‘Myanmar dillydallying Rohingya repatriation’

    Myanmar is yet to show any real will to ensure safe repatriation of the Rohingya refugees now living in Bangladesh, UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee says.

  • Unexplained murders raise fear in camps

    As darkness descends, a sense of unshakeable foreboding grips Rohingya refugee camps in Balukhali and Kutupalong.

  • ADB okays $100m for Rohingyas

    The Asian Development Bank has approved a grant assistance of $100 million -- the first of an envisaged package totaling $ 200m to help Bangladesh develop basic infrastructure and services for Rohingyas.

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