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    Another 5m euros for Rohingyas

    The European Commission (EC) has released an additional €5 million to provide food assistance for the around 700,000 Rohingya refugees who are seeking shelter in Bangladesh.

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    India hands 50 Rohingya shelters to Myanmar

    India has handed Myanmar the first batch of 50 houses New Delhi built in Rakhine for Rohingya refugees on their return from Bangladesh.

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    Rohingyas are genocide victims

    A human rights law group contracted by the State Department to interview refugees as part of an investigation into atrocities against Rohingyas in Myanmar has found that there is a reasonable basis to conclude that genocide was committed - even though the US government stopped short of saying so.

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    Repatriation to begin in mid-Nov

    Myanmar would start taking Rohingyas back from mid-November, said Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque.

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    Plan to shift Rohingyas to Bhashan Char postponed

    Government has postponed plans to begin relocating Rohingya Muslims to a remote island, officials said yesterday, amid staunch opposition to the controversial idea among refugees living near the Myanmar border.

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    Myanmar’s situation deeply disturbing: Australia

    The situation in Myanmar’s Rakhine, Shan and Kachin states are deeply disturbing and the atrocities committed there are highly condemnable, the Australian High Commission in Dhaka says in a statement.

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    Bangladesh needs sustained support for Rohingyas: WB

    World Bank Vice President for South Asia Region Hartwig Schafer yesterday said the world needs to provide sustained support to Bangladesh, to meet the urgent needs of the Rohingyas as well as the host community in Cox's Bazar.

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    Rohingya Crisis: UN votes to set up panel to prepare indictment

    The UN Human Rights Council votes to set up a panel to prepare criminal indictments over atrocities committed in Myanmar, amid allegations of genocide against the Rohingya minority.

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    Rohingya crisis: New video of Myanmar military exposed

    Fortify Rights has released a fresh video footage claiming it is proof that Myanmar authorities are responsible for crimes against Rohingya civilians in northern Rakhine State.

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    Rohingyas want dignity, identity

    Visiting World Bank Vice President for South Asia Region Hartwig Schafer yesterday said Rohingyas, living in Cox's Bazar camps want an identity and dignity.

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    Rohingyas with disabilities suffering in camps: HRW

    Overcrowded, hilly and rain-soaked mega camp for Rohingya refugees is precarious for everyone, but especially for people with disabilities, Human Rights Watch says.

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    Govt focuses on keeping animal movement in Cox’s Bazar undisturbed

    The government wants to continue its efforts with other stakeholders to keep the movement of animals, especially elephants, undisturbed following the significant impacts on wildlife and subsequent human-elephant conflict due to installation of makeshift camps for Rohingyas, officials say.

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    ASEAN MPs urge UN to act on devastating Rohingya atrocities report

    Lawmakers from South East Asia urges the UN to act on a devastating report on atrocities against Rohingya in Myanmar and do everything it can to pave the way for justice for victims.

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    Atrocities Against Rohingyas: Start probe now

    UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide Adama Dieng has urged International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to consider ICC's recommendation of opening an investigation into the atrocities against Rohingyas without delay.

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    Progress in key areas a must

    The United Nations says a substantial progress remains urgently needed in three key areas including addressing the root causes of the Rohingya crisis and a clear pathway to citizenship for Rohingyas who are eligible.

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    5 Rohingyas hurt in Ukhia lanslide

    Five Rohingya refugees are hurt in a landslide triggered by torrential rain at a refugee camp in Ukhia upazila of Cox’s Bazar, an official says.

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    One family, 4 countries: Dispossession of the Rohingyas

    It takes a few moments to sift through the years of chaos and dislocation before Rohingya refugee Robi Alam settles on the Muslim holiday of Eid-ul-Fitr, August 2012, as the last time he saw his seven brothers together in Myanmar.

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    Bangladesh facing multidimensional crisis for Rohingyas: CPD

    Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, distinguished Fellow of Center for Policy Dialogue (CPD), says that Bangladesh plunged into multidimensional problems for Rohingya crisis affecting its economy and employment.

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    President calls for OIC action to ensure just right of Rohingyas

    President Abdul Hamid calls upon the OIC members to take action 'right now' to ensure a peaceful life with the justified right of Rohingya people.

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    Myanmar working group to visit Dhaka Dec 19

    A delegation of Myanmar working group will visit Bangladesh on December 19 to ascertain the modalities for execution of the bilateral deal signed between Dhaka and Naypyidaw for repatriation of forcibly displaced Rohingya people.

  • Showing humanitarian attitudes to Rohingyas: BGB DG

    Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members are showing humanitarian attitudes to the Rohingyas who fled from Myanmar fearing persecution, chief of the paramilitary force said today.

  • Rohingya influx: Dhaka summons Myanmar envoy

    Bangladesh government summons Myanmar envoy in Dhaka and expresses “serious concern” over the recent happenings, including the fresh influx of Rohingyas into Bangladesh.

  • Activists reject Myanmar's new Rakhine body as Annan visits

    A new body set up by Myanmar's government to investigate allegations of rights abuses against Rohingya in Rakhine lacks credibility, activists said Friday, as former UN chief Kofi Annan began a visit to the troubled state.

  • Rohingya crisis: Politics of denial

    Myanmar has no reason or justification to deny the history and existence of Rohingyas as an ethnic race of its land. Then why does the hardline nationalist group continue to be so provocative against this community?

  • Europe’s dilemma is a stark closer to Asia

    Persecuted Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar and thousands of Bangladeshi nationals have undertaken perilous journeys across the Andaman Sea to reach countries in Southeast Asia.

  • Regional Governance Matters

    The majority of the Asian states rejected the International Law on Refugees, established under the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and the 1967 Protocol, claiming it to be irrelevant to the Asian refugee experiences.

  • Overcoming compassion fatigue

    We urge the Bangladesh government to review its Rohingya refugee policy, to robustly engage with the international community to compel Mynamar to create enabling conditions for the refugees to return, to refrain from taking new measures that may further jeopardise the interests of registered Rohingya refugees.

  • Rape–another crime of human traffickers at sea

    An investigative report by this paper has unraveled the horrifying sexual abuse of Rohingya women while they make their perilous trips at sea.

  • What language do "boat people" speak?

    I think a euphemism is a kind of lie, and the lies peoples and countries tell themselves are revealing. Describing Rohingya migrants as “boat people” is disturbing and unacceptable to me.

  • Citizenship for Rohingyas

    The recent tragedy of hundreds of boat people floating in the wilderness of the sea without food and other basic amenities has drawn the world's attention to the protracted suffering of the Rohingyas.