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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.

  • Repatriation of Rohingyas: Condition still not conducive

    Red Cross President Peter Maurer has said there are serious doubts about the conducive conditions in Myanmar's Rakhine state for safe, voluntary and sustainable repatriation of Rohingyas from Bangladesh.

  • Will Guterres' visit move the Wall?

    Now that the chief of the UN himself has come and heard the “heartbreaking accounts from Rohingya refugees”, will the Wall hear the same? We mean the UN Security Council and the Myanmar government. Will they act to end the untold miseries of the world's most persecuted people of our time?

  • Freedom on pitch

    They may lack the glitz and glamour of the World Cup, but football clubs for stateless Rohingya refugees in Malaysia offer something more -- a 90-minute reprieve from a grinding existence on the fringes of society.

  • Freedom on pitch

    They may lack the glitz and glamour of the World Cup, but football clubs for stateless Rohingya refugees in Malaysia offer something more -- a 90-minute reprieve from a grinding existence on the fringes of society.

  • Call for justice, safe return

    As he walked through the alleys of the makeshift camps in rains and met Rohingya boys and girls, he remembered his granddaughters and tried to imagine what it would be like to see them in such conditions.

  • Rohingya Crisis: Dhaka pins hope on Guterres visit

    When Antonio Guterres visited Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar in 2008, it housed only 10,800 Rohingyas. The total number of Rohingya population living in the district was around 27,000. They had arrived there in previous years and were not repatriated to Myanmar like many others.

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    UK calls for stepping up support for Rohingyas

    UK along with its international partners will continue to put “maximum pressure” on Myanmar to ensure justice for the Rohingya victims of the persecutions by military in Rakhine State as well as their safe and dignified return from Bangladesh.

  • China pledges help in Rohingya return

    China yesterday assured Bangladesh of full support for expediting the repatriation of the Rohingya refugees to Myanmar after Dhaka sought Beijing's help to this end.

  • Dhaka ready to welcome 5 high-profile dignitaries

    Dhaka is set to welcome five high-profile dignitaries, including the UN Secretary General António Guterres, next week. The dignitaries will visit Rohingya refugee camps, attend a session on sustainable development agenda and discuss the country's socio-economic achievements with government high officials.

  • OIC to form a body for Rohingya crisis

    Rohingya Crisis: Address the root causes

    The United Nations yesterday commended the Bangladesh government's commitment to support the Rohingya refugees and highlighted that the root causes of the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar must be addressed.

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    Rohingya Repatriation: UN insists on citizenship

    The UN secretary-general's special envoy on Myanmar has said granting citizenship to the Rohingya and ensuring accountability for the perpetrators of violence against the community could help create a conducive environment for their safe and voluntary repatriation.

  • Crimes Against Rohingyas

    Rohingya Displacement: ICC asks for Myanmar's observation

    In a major development, the International Criminal Court yesterday asked Myanmar to submit its written observations by July 27 on the allegations of deporting over 700,000 Rohingyas to Bangladesh.

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    Monsoon Threat: Amnesty calls for urgent aid for Rohingyas

    Amnesty International has called on the international community to urgently step up international assistance for nearly a million Rohingya refugees in the camps in Cox's Bazar as they face the severity of this year's monsoon.