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  • Pramila Patten

    Rohingya women gang-raped by Myanmar army

    United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary General on Sexual Violence in Conflict Pramila Patten yesterday said they consistently heard about sexual violence from Rohingya survivors, including gang rape of women by multiple soldiers.

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    200,000 more to arrive in coming weeks

    The International Rescue Committee fears around two lakh more Rohingyas will flee to Bangladesh in coming weeks, exacerbating an already "unimaginable humanitarian crisis" in Cox's Bazar that already hosts over eight lakh refugees.

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    Rohingya rafts keep coming

    Over 1,500 Rohingya floated into Bangladesh in a single day yesterday as the persecuted minorities continue to flee violence in Myanmar.

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    Solution, not punishment

    The United States right now is preferring diplomatic solutions to the Rohingya crisis instead of punishment to Myanmar though there is scope for sanctions if needed, a State Department official said in Dhaka yesterday.

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    Rohingya Crisis: China recipe not working

    The Chinese recipe for resolving the Rohingya crisis is not working. Yet, Beijing is insisting on it.

  • Rohingya refugee Naf River cross

    Responsibility lies with Myanmar

    The US wants Myanmar to repatriate hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas in their own villages following their exodus from violence-wracked Rakhine State towards Bangladesh, a senior State Department official said in Dhaka yesterday.

  • Mayanmar Rohingya refugee crisis

    The fastest growing refugee crisis

    With the Rohingyas streaming into Bangladesh fleeing a brutal crackdown in Myanmar's Rakhine State, the UN rights body chief denounced the atrocities as “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing”.

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    No real progress yet

    Rohingyas have been telling the world numerous stories of horror, loss, murder, rape and villages burned to the ground over the last two months. The world's media have been flooded with their harrowing tales.

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    Malaysia landslide: 3 Bangladeshis among 4 dead

    At least three Bangladeshis among four foreign workers are killed and 10 others missing after a landslide at a construction site in George Town, capital of the northwest Malaysian state of Penang, authorities say.

  • The realities of Rohingya refugees - What do we do next?

    In the last few days I had the opportunity to visit the Rohingya camps in Ukhia near the Myanmar border to observe the conditions of the refugees as well as the environment of the area. I will share some very preliminary observations on the situation.

  • Stop the Rohingya influx

    Some 30,000 Rohingyas have streamed into Bangladesh in the latest outflow of people from Myanmar into Bangladesh. As the numbers increase exponentially, so do the casualties.

  • Food security for Rohingyas is beyond blanket assistance

    October 16 marks World Food Day, an annual event which this year focuses on food security, conflict, displacement and migration. To date, about a million Rohingyas have fled Rakhine State of Myanmar, over half of them since August 25 this year.

  • Rohingya Persecution: WB suspends $200m loan for Myanmar

    The World Bank has suspended $200 million loan as budget support to the Myanmar government due to the persecution of Rohingyas of Rakhine State.

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    Food relief to continue

    World Food Programme will provide rice, pulse, oil and other daily necessities to Rohingyas well into next year.

  • Tragic

    Four Rohingya refugees, including three children, were trampled to death by an elephant in Ukhia's reserve forest area. The deceased were identified as Taslima, 32, Rumana, 11 and, siblings Salma, 7 and Safuna, 2.

  • Get Rohingyas back home

    Former UN chief Kofi Annan urged the Security Council on Friday to push for the return to Myanmar of hundreds of thousands of Rohyingas who have been driven out in an army campaign.

  • Attack on Rohingyas “systematic”

    The latest report presented survivors' statements about megaphones being used to announce before and during the attacks: “You do not belong here ... go to Bangladesh. If you do not leave, we will torch your houses and kill you.”

  • Bangladesh home minister Asaduzzaman Khan

    Home minister to visit Myanmar Oct 23

    Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan says he will visit Myanmar on October 23 for holding talks with the Myanmar government on repatriation of the Rohingyas, who were forcibly ousted from their homes in the Rakhine state and pushed into Bangladesh.

  • Myanmar's position unacceptable

    The proposal by Myanmar that repatriation of Rohingyas be based on the 1992 deal is unrealistic. Unrealistic primarily because Myanmar is insisting on the clause that these displaced people must have proof of citizenship, i.e. they must produce either citizenship identity cards or national registration cards or other relevant documentation.

  • Has UN failed the Rohingyas?

    Endless streams of Rohingyas have crossed the Naf River into Bangladesh. The deaths of children at sea stand out most vividly. Rohingyas have left behind everything they had once known in the face of the Myanmar military's brutalities against their own people.

  • The cost of negligence

    To say that the report on the Rakhine situation, submitted to the UN in May this year and which was bottled up by the UN, is shocking, would be an understatement. And even more so given the fact that the Horsey study was commissioned by the UN itself.

  • No let-up in atrocities

    Despite Myanmar's assurances that it is stopping the exodus of Rohingyas, members of the minority group continue to stream towards Bangladesh fleeing violence in Rakhine State.

  • Falling prey to yaba rings

    Drug dealers are luring Rohingyas into yaba rackets and using them as carriers, say officials of the Department of Narcotics Control.

  • Night at a refugee camp

    7:00pm As the last relief truck departs, Shafiuallah Kata Pahar, a group of hillocks, reverts back to a strange sense of calm. People, carrying sacks of rice and packs of food, begin to return to their tents. Suddenly, the hills seem to be dotted with fireflies. Lamps and candles masquerade as shining stars in the sky on a dark night, lighting up one by one.

  • Rohingya refugees, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Landmines,

    World's most urgent refugee crisis: UNHCR

    As Rohingyas have continued to flee into Bangladesh, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi warned of humanitarian disaster.

  • Shakib seeks help for Rohingya refugees

    Bangladesh Cricketer Shakib Al Hasan visits Rohingya camps in the Bangladesh-Myanmar border and urges people to help out the victims

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    ‘Action if mobile operators sell SIMs to Rohingya refugees’

    Mobile phone operators of the country will face legal actions if they are found involved in selling SIM cards to Rohingya refugees, State Minister for Post and Telecommunications Tarana Halim says.

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    ‘Process to take back some Rohingya refugees to start anytime’

    Facing worldwide outrage over ethnic violence that forced over four lakhs of Rohingyas to flee to Bangladesh, Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi says her country is willing to start the verification process “any time” to take back some of the Rohingya refugees.

  • Fires continue at Rohingya villages in Myanmar: Amnesty

    Amnesty International says new satellite images and videos taken as recently as Friday afternoon in Myanmar’s Rakhine state show smoke rising from Rohingya Muslim villages, contradicting Aung San Suu Kyi’s claims that military operations there have ended.

  • Donald Trump

    Trump urges 'strong and swift' UN action to end Rohingya crisis

    US President Donald Trump is urging the United Nations Security Council to take "strong and swift action" to bring Myanmar's Rohingya crisis to an end, US Vice President Mike Pence says.