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  • Rohingya refugee crisis, UN General Assembly and Bangladesh diplomacy

    The latest incident of the Rohingya refugee influx into Bangladesh has produced a scenario which is different from earlier influxes in two aspects: one is humanitarian, which can be legally interpreted in various ways, from forced displacement to genocide. Killings, torture, rape, forced expulsion and starvation has driven nearly one million Rohingyas to take refuge in Bangladesh since August 2017.

  • Hold Myanmar to account

    The recent comments made by three Nobel laureates when they visited Rohingya refugee camps in Cox's Bazar, have brought to the fore the need for the international community to be unanimous in taking concerted action against the genocide that forced more than a million Rohingyas to flee their homeland, Myanmar.

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    Diplomats for safe and dignified Rohingya return

    Diplomats stationed in Dhaka lay emphasis on "safe, voluntary and dignified" return of Rohingyas from Bangladesh to Myanmar to make their return sustainable.

  • Rohingya children must be protected

    We are appalled to learn that there are around 40,000 orphans among the three lakh children in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh.

  • Myanmar's Suu Kyi says army admission on killings a positive step

    Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi says it is “positive” that the country's military is taking responsibility for the actions of troops, after the army said soldiers are involved in killing 10 captured Rohingya Muslims.

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    Korea to give $1.4m fund for Rohingyas

    Korea will provide more US $1.4 million as humanitarian assistance for Rohingya refugees who have crossed into Bangladesh from Myanmar following persecution.

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    ‘Refugee camp set up in Rakhine, 450 Hindus to be repatriated 1st’

    Myanmar is to take back 450 Hindu refugees from Bangladesh at a refugee camp set up in Rakhine as the first step of repatriation process.

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    UN calls for pressure on China, Russia over Myanmar abuses

    The United Nations' independent investigator into human rights in Myanmar calls for international pressure on China and Russia to try to get them to oppose human rights abuses in Myanmar.

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    Rohingya Refugees: UN worried over safety

    The UNHCR has said it is increasingly worried about the deterioration of the overall environment in which Rohingya refugees are living, facing a multitude of protection risks.

  • UNHCR to distribute winter aid for Rohingya refugees

    The UN Refugee Agency will begin distributing warm clothing to Rohingya refugees sheltered in Cox’s Bazar of Bangladesh from Sunday, the organisation says.

  • UN warns against hasty returns of Rohingya

    The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) says that peace and stability must be restored in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state before any Rohingyas can return from Bangladesh, under international standards on voluntary repatriation.

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    83 HIV-infected Rohingyas traced

    A total of 83 HIV-infected Rohingya patients are traced in Cox's Bazar till August 25 last, Health Minister Mohammad Nasim tells parliament.

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    MoU on Rohingya repatriation likely Thursday

    Bangladesh and Myanmar are expected to sign an 'Arrangement on Return of Displaced Persons from Rakhine State' in Naypyitaw on Thursday as some vital points are still to agree on.

  • Talks on track for Rohingya deal

    Dhaka and Naypyitaw are in negotiation for reaching a bilateral agreement in a couple of days on repatriation of over six lakh Myanmar nationals who have taken shelter in Bangladesh to escape persecution in Rakhine State.

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    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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    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.

  • Still trickling in, as fear runs high

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

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    UNHCR for ensuring security in Rakhine to repatriate Rohingyas

    The Commissioner of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi lays emphasis on ensuring security, establishing human rights and rule of law for repatriation of the displaced Rohingya people in Rakhine state of Myanmar.

  • Bearing the economic cost of the Rohingya crisis

    Bangladesh has been taking in Rohingya refugees from Myanmar since the 70s, right after independence, and the rate accelerated in the 1990s. Currently, we are sheltering, feeding, and providing various assistance to well over a million refugees and it is possible that the situation might get worse before it gets better.

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    World failing Myanmar's Rohingyas: Red Cross official

    A top Red Cross official has said that the world is failing to address the humanitarian crisis affecting Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims.

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    Bangladesh to seek WB assistance for Rohingyas: Muhith

    Bangladesh will seek assistance from The World Bank for the forcibly displaced Rohingya people who crossed over into Bangladesh from August 25, Finance Minister AMA Muhith says.

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    More forest land for Kutupalong refugee camp: Maya

    A further 1,000 acres forest land will be allocated for expanding the Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia of Cox’s Bazar, increasing the allocated land to 3,000 acres, the relief and disaster management minister said today.

  • Rohingya Crisis Talks: Myanmar team due today

    A Myanmar delegation is coming to Dhaka tonight to discuss repatriation of the refugees who have fled to Bangladesh to escape violence in Rakhine State.

  • 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.

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    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.

  • Global community must step up Rohingya aid: UN

    The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees says that the exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar to Bangladesh is “the most urgent refugee emergency in the world” right now.

  • Newborn Rohingya baby named Sheikh Hasina

    A Rohingya refugee woman, who has taken shelter in a refugee camp in Ukhia of Cox’s Bazar, has delivered a baby girl and named her after Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

  • 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.

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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.

  • Govt trying to hush Rohingya crisis: Mossharraf

    BNP standing committee member Khandker Mossharraf Hossain has alleged that the Bangladesh government much like the Myanmar government is employing ill means to try and hush the Rohingya refugee crisis issue.

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