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  • All Rohingya refugees to be under biometric registration in 60 days

    All the Rohingya refugees, who are now in Bangladesh after they fled persecution in the Rakhine state of Myanmar, will be biometrically registered in two months, Bangladesh's disaster management and relief minister said today.

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    China calls for understanding of Myanmar's need to protect stability

    Violent incidents in Myanmar's Rakhine state are unacceptable and there should be understanding of the Myanmar government's efforts to protect social stability, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his Indonesian counterpart, state media has said.

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    Army steps up relief drive as Rohingya suffer heavy rain: Quader

    Bangladesh's army is ordered to take a bigger role helping hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who have fled violence in Myanmar, amid warnings it could take six months to register the new refugees.

  • Tillerson talks to Suu Kyi on Myanmar refugee crisis

    US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke by phone with Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday about the Rohingya Muslim refugee crisis as international condemnation intensified over the plight of the minority group.

  • 'Resolve Rohingya crisis before it’s too late'

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina calls upon the OIC member states to show a unity for solving the Rohingya crisis before it is too late and placed some proposals before the OIC, including full implementation of the recommendations made by the Kofi Annan Commission.

  • Rohingya Muslims being wiped off Myanmar’s map

    For generations, Rohingya Muslims have called Myanmar home. Now, in what appears to be a systematic purge, they are, quite literally, being wiped off the map.

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    Highlights: Suu Kyi addresses nation on Rohingya crisis

    Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, in her first address to the nation since the recent Rohingya crisis, condemned all human rights violations and said anyone responsible for abuses in troubled Rakhine State would face the law. Here are the highlights of her televised address to the nation as reported by the Indian news portal.

  • Rohingya registration without UNHCR involvement may cause trouble

    As Bangladesh government did not involve the UNHCR in collecting biometric data of the Rohingyas fleeing Myanmar, it can create complexities for them while returning to their own country, Ain O Salish Kendra (ASK) has said.

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    Switzerland to give $1m for Rohingyas

    Switzerland has said it will contribute USD 1.25 million as emergency assistance for the Rohingya refugees and the flood affected people in Bangladesh.

  • Supplies stretched, challenges many

    Amarpreet Singh and Jeevan Jyot Singh, two Indian volunteers with Khalsa Aid, stand looking at the long lines of refugees behind a truck laden with sacks of rice in Balukhali area of Ukhia. They are a little taken aback at the sheer number of people.

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    One of the fastest growing crises:UN

    The humanitarian situation in parts of Bangladesh sheltering hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees continues to deteriorate, making it one of the fastest growing refugee crises of recent years, according to the United Nations.

  • UK for permanent solution to Rohingya crisis: British envoy

    British High Commissioner in Dhaka Alison Blake says there is now a global understanding that the decades-old crisis in Myanmar’s Rakhine State’s cannot be allowed to continue and the UK is active to find a lasting solution to the Rohingya situation.

  • Turkey thanks Bangladesh for hosting Rohingya refugees

    The Turkish Deputy Prime Minister in a meeting with Bangladesh Ambassador to Turkey thanks the Bangladesh government for hosting a big number of the Rohingya refugees.

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    UK declares £25m aid for Myanmar violence victims

    Britain announces an additional £25million aid to meet the urgent needs of the people in both Myanmar and Bangladesh affected by the violence in Rakhine state.

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    Vaccination for 1.5 lakh Rohingya children

    A rubella and polio vaccination campaign for 1.5 lakh children of Rohingya refugees started in Ukhia and Teknaf upazilas of Cox’s Bazar this morning as Bangladesh sees an influx of people fleeing persecution in Myanmar.

  • Don't interfere in Myanmar's internal matters

    Amid an international outcry over the military persecution of Rohingyas in Rakhine, Russia yesterday called on other countries to refrain from interfering in Myanmar's internal affairs.

  • Burma envoy summoned, warned of consequence

    Dhaka summons Myanmar envoy in Dhaka and warned of “unwarranted consequence” over air space violation by Burmese military

  • Myanmar military will attack new areas: HRW

    Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said that Myanmar military is targeting new areas in Maungdaw town for destruction.

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    'Barring BNP relief team abuse of state power'

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia condemns the government for “obstructing” its central relief team from going to Ukhia upazila in Cox’s Bazar to provide humanitarian assistance to Rohingya refugees.

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    Amnesty releases satellite images of burning Rohingya villages

    Amnesty International says it has turned up evidence of an "orchestrated campaign of systematic burnings" by Myanmar security forces targeting dozens of Rohingya villages over the last three weeks.

  • World against Rohingya atrocities in Myanmar: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina tells the parliament that the entire world at present has raised their voices against the persecution of Rohingya people in Myanmar and requested the Myanmar government to bring their citizens back to the country.

  • Rohingya influx may reach 10 lakh

    Rohingya influx may reach 10 lakh this year: UN

    The Rohingya influx towards Bangladesh may reach 10 lakh this year if the exodus fleeing violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state continues, the United Nations has said.

  • Bangladesh to raise Rohingya issue in UNGA

    Bangladesh to raise the Rohingya issue in the 72nd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session highlighting the main causes of the longstanding crisis and will put forward some proposals for solving the problem as early as possible, foreign minister says.

  • Trudeau presses Suu Kyi on violence against Rohingyas

    Talking to Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi yesterday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has expressed "deep concerns" over treatment of Muslims and other ethnic minorities in her country.

  • Govt’s stance on Rohingyas eyewash: Fakhrul

    The government has obstructed BNP’s central relief team from going to Ukhia upazila in Cox’s Bazar to provide humanitarian assistance to Rohingyas, the party alleges.

  • Rohingya crisis: Yunus, 11 Nobel laureates urge UN intervention

    Twelve Nobel Laureates including Dr Muhammad Yunus are among 27 international eminent personalities who have sent an open letter to the UN Security Council urging its intervention to end the Rohingya crisis in Rakhine state of Myanmar.

  • 2 flights in Bangladesh with aid for Rohingya refugees: UN

    Two flights – one of UN refugee agency and another of United Arab Emirates –landed in Bangladesh with supplies to help 25,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar, UNHCR Spokesperson in Bangladesh Joseph S Tripura said today.

  • White House condemns violence in Myanmar

    The White House reiterates condemnation towards the ongoing attacks and violence in Myanmar that has thrown the Rohingyas in limbo.

  • Refugee Crisis: AL sending team to seek China's help

    In the wake of a fresh violence in Myanmar's Rakhine State and the influx of Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh, the ruling Awami

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    ‘Proof’ of Rohingya-set fires in Myanmar fails inspection

    Pointing to the ashes of a destroyed village that was once home to dozens of Rohingya Muslim families, the abbot of a nearby Buddhist monastery insisted he knew who had set it ablaze. It was the Rohingya themselves, he said, and there was photographic evidence to prove it.