Rohingya

January 15, 2019
January 15, 2019

No easy solution to Rohingya crisis: Foreign minister

The newly appointed Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen termed the Rohingya influx “a very serious issue” and said there is no easy solution to the humanitarian crisis.

December 5, 2018
December 5, 2018

The ball is now in Myanmar's court

The November 15 attempt to repatriate Rohingyas to Myanmar has failed. And that was destined too, despite wholehearted efforts from Bangladesh. Although Myanmar officials were quick to blame their...

December 1, 2018
December 1, 2018

Lost idol: New wave of Myanmar youth activists look beyond Suu Kyi

Myanmar youth activist and television host Thinzar Shun Lei Yi would once have called herself one of Aung San Suu Kyi’s greatest fans. Now, she is one of her most vocal critics.

November 2, 2018
November 2, 2018

US for voluntary return of Rohingyas

The United States has laid emphasis on voluntary return of Rohingyas as Myanmar and Bangladesh have agreed to begin repatriation of Rohingya refugees in mid-November.

September 14, 2018
September 14, 2018

ICC's Rohingya decision offers 'real hope'

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has said the decision by the Pre-Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) offers real hope for accountability for the crimes...

August 29, 2018
August 29, 2018

Myanmar's military must be tried for genocide

We thank the UN for exercising due diligence by issuing the strongest condemnation to date of the Myanmar military. We laud the UN fact-finding mission for holding the leadership of the Myanmar...

August 27, 2018
August 27, 2018

Rohingyas deserve better

The Rohingyas who moved to Bangladesh reached an important milestone on August 25, 2018. The first anniversary of the exodus from their homeland in Myanmar was observed with solemnity in Bangladesh...

July 13, 2018
July 13, 2018

UN to send experts to Myanmar after Rohingya return deal

The United Nations is preparing to send teams of experts into Myanmar's Rakhine state to begin work aimed at eventually repatriating Rohingya Muslims who fled violence last year, the regional...

July 9, 2018
July 9, 2018

Why the hush hush?

UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Myanmar Yanghee Lee has expressed concern that a memorandum of understanding signed in June between the UN and Myanmar has been kept secret.

June 19, 2018
June 19, 2018

Rohingya refugees doubled last year: UN

Refugees from Myanmar more than doubled last year to 1.2 million, as a brutal army crackdown forced hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to pour across the border into Bangladesh, the UN says.