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    Japan will press for Rohingya repatriation

    Visiting Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono says he will press Myanmar for the repatriation of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh in Asean summit.

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    US senators dub atrocities in Myanmar as 'war crime'

    Visiting US Senators has dubbed as "war crimes" the atrocities inflicted on Rohingyas by Myanmar security forces as they called on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina a day after visiting them in their makeshift refuge in Cox's Bazar.

  • China wants to facilitate bilateral dialogue

    A US delegation yesterday thanked Bangladesh for its generosity in hosting a huge number of Rohingya refugees despite resource constraints and assured the country of raising the issue at the US senate.

  • UNGA resolution on Rohingya crisis

    It was long overdue, but we welcome the resolution adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, which condemned the military operations in Myanmar's Rakhine state against the Rohingya minority community.

  • Horrors they will never forget

    Running away from his burning village in Rakhine State and coming to Bangladesh, 12-year-old Hasan walked into an abandoned village to look for food and water. When he found a water reservoir and got closer, he saw about 50 bodies floating.

  • FMs of five countries to visit Dhaka

    Five foreign ministers from top Asian and European countries start arriving in Dhaka today for talks with the government high-ups on the ongoing Rohingya crisis.

  • Rohingya return a long way off

    Rohingya refugees cannot return to Rakhine state until "real Myanmar citizens" are ready to accept them, the country's army chief said yesterday, casting doubt over government pledges to begin repatriating the persecuted Muslim minority.

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    End violence immediately for Rohingyas' return: US

    The House Foreign Affairs Committee of the United States has called for an immediate end to violence in Myanmar so that the Rohingya refugees can go back to their homes.

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    Unicef, govt launch nutrition interventions for Rohingya children

    Unicef along with the government of Bangladesh and other sectoral partners launched ‘Nutrition Action Week’ to bolster nutrition interventions for Rohingya children.

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    UN states call for end to Myanmar military operations

    A United Nations General Assembly committee calls on Myanmar to end military operations that have "led to the systematic violation and abuse of human rights" of Rohingya Muslims in the country's Rakhine state.

  • Rohingya crisis unprecedented

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday in parliament said Bangladesh is faced with an unprecedented crisis over providing humanitarian assistance to the Rohingya refugees and sending them back home.

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    Bangladesh facing unprecedented crisis over Rohingya issue: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says Bangladesh is facing an unprecedented crisis over providing humanitarian assistance to tens of thousands of Rohingyas and sending them back to their own country.

  • Another fresh Rohingya exodus?

    The fact that the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) failed to pass a resolution and handed out merely a statement condemning atrocities committed against the Rohingya people has apparently emboldened the Myanmar security forces.

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    11 Rohingyas detained from Cox’s Bazar Jamaat leader’s flat

    A mobile court detains 11 Rohingyas including five children from a flat of a Jamaat leader in Cox’s Bazar town.

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    US to step up pressure on Myanmar army

    In the face of widespread "atrocities" against ethnic Rohingya people in Myanmar, the United States has been cautiously stepping up pressure on Myanmar's army, while taking care to avoid endangering the civilian government of Aung San Suu Kyi.

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    Myanmar replaces general in charge of Rakhine

    Myanmar’s army replaces the general in charge of Rakhine state following a military crackdown that has driven more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims into neighbouring Bangladesh amid reports of mass rape, torture and other crimes against humanity.

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    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.

  • Rohingya women gang-raped by Myanmar army: UN

    Rohingya women gang-raped by Myanmar army: UN

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

  • Food, Shelter to Rohingyas: $882m needed for 10 months

    Centre for Policy Dialogue yesterday said an estimated $882 million or Tk 7,126 crore would be needed to provide food, shelter and other support to the Rohingyas until June next year.

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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.

  • Rohingya children face harsh reality

    When much of the camp around her is still fast asleep, Radia, 12, wakes up at 5:00am and quickly buries herself in her Quran study. Throughout the day, she spends as much time as she can -- eight to ten hours daily -- memorising the Arabic texts.

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    Repatriation of Rohingyas

    The communiqué issued by Aung San Suu Kyi in response to a UN Security Council statement is disappointing. It is yet another reminder that Myanmar's government is looking for excuses to delay the resolution of the crisis.

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    Address Rohingya crisis at APEC, ASEAN meets

    Human Rights Watch has called on world leaders meeting in two summits in the Philippines and Vietnam to address the Rohingya crisis.

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    Food supply gets more challenging

    UN food agency sees tough days ahead as it struggles to raise funds for continuing food support for over 800,000 Rohingyas amid conflicts in various parts of the world.

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    Myanmar hits back at UN statement

    Myanmar yesterday hit back at a UN Security Council statement critical of its handling of the Rohingya refugee crisis, saying it could "seriously harm" efforts to repatriate the Muslim minority from Bangladesh, reports AFP.

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    Dhaka seeks UK support for Rohingya repatriation

    State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam urges the British government to keep pressure on Myanmar to ensure peaceful and sustainable return of forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals from Bangladesh to their home.

  • Bangladesh saved over 6,00,000 lives

    Any return of the Rohingya refugees who took shelter in Bangladesh must be voluntary, safe and dignified, the UNHCR assistant high

  • Will the “Myanmar democracy” survive the Rohingya crisis?

    The paranoid junta does not want to see Suu Kyi succeed in establishing peace or democracy. Perception of threat to national security is the raison d'être of the military.

  • Still trickling in, as fear runs high

    With no food, money and in constant fear in Rakhine State, Rohingyas are still trickling into Bangladesh.