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    US for voluntary return of Rohingyas

    The United States has laid emphasis on voluntary return of Rohingyas as Myanmar and Bangladesh have agreed to begin repatriation of Rohingya refugees in mid-November.

  • ICC's Rohingya decision offers 'real hope'

    UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has said the decision by the Pre-Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) offers real hope for accountability for the crimes committed against Rohingyas in Myanmar.

  • Myanmar's military must be tried for genocide

    We thank the UN for exercising due diligence by issuing the strongest condemnation to date of the Myanmar military. We laud the UN fact-finding mission for holding the leadership of the Myanmar military responsible for the atrocities committed against the Rohingya population and for calling for investigation and prosecution of the security forces for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.

  • Rohingyas deserve better

    The Rohingyas who moved to Bangladesh reached an important milestone on August 25, 2018. The first anniversary of the exodus from their homeland in Myanmar was observed with solemnity in Bangladesh, Myanmar, and everywhere that the Rohingya diaspora have now spread out to.

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    UN to send experts to Myanmar after Rohingya return deal

    The United Nations is preparing to send teams of experts into Myanmar's Rakhine state to begin work aimed at eventually repatriating Rohingya Muslims who fled violence last year, the regional head of the UN development agency says.

  • Why the hush hush?

    UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Myanmar Yanghee Lee has expressed concern that a memorandum of understanding signed in June between the UN and Myanmar has been kept secret.

  • Rohingya refugees doubled last year: UN

    Refugees from Myanmar more than doubled last year to 1.2 million, as a brutal army crackdown forced hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to pour across the border into Bangladesh, the UN says.

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    Rain hits 11,000 Rohingya people: UNHCR

    Torrential rains accompanied by storms hit Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar, causing 37 landslides and leaving one child dead and several people injured.

  • Firmer actions needed

    That very little progress has been made with regard to the repatriation of the Rohingyas has been amply expressed by the prime minister in her meeting with the secretary general of Amnesty International very recently. The statement of the PM's special advisor on foreign affairs that unless sanction is imposed on Myanmar, their repatriation and a sustainable solution to the Rohingya issue are very unlikely, speaks of the intractability of the problem.


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  • Crushed hopes greet Aung San Suu Kyi in Australia

    The long journey to find peace for Rohingya refugee Kobir Ahmed can be told through the different birth countries of his eight children -- Myanmar, Malaysia and Australia -- although they remain citizens of no nation.

  • In search of justice

    In recent times, numerous international rights organisations and leaders across the world have been arguing for the referral of the “ethnic cleansing” campaign of the Rohingyas in Rakhine State, Myanmar to the International Criminal Court (ICC). The world at least owes the Rohingyas an acknowledgement of their pain and suffering, as a fact, by holding the culprits and the instigators of the ethnic cleansing

  • Rohingya Repatriation: First list handed to Myanmar

    With the process of Rohingya repatriation caught in a limbo, Bangladesh yesterday handed Myanmar a list of 8,032 refugees from 1,673 families who are likely to be the first batch to return to their homeland.

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    Myanmar’s admission of killing Rohingyas a vital step: US envoy

    Myanmar's admission that soldiers were involved in the murder of 10 Muslims in September is an important step and the United States hopes it will be followed by more transparency and accountability, the US ambassador says.

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    Rohingyas were targets of genocide

    Despite widespread international condemnation and an agreement between Myanmar and Bangladesh for Myanmar to stop the violence against its minorities, and to take back its nationals who have sought shelter in Bangladesh, nothing has changed as yet.

  • Stop attacks on Rohingyas

    The US House of Representatives has condemned the "ethnic cleansing of the Rohingyas" and passed a resolution by a two-thirds voice vote "calling for an end to the attacks" against the Muslim minority in Myanmar.

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    Rohingya Repatriation: India for systematic verification process

    India has said Bangladesh and Myanmar should implement a systematic process of verification to facilitate the repatriation of Rohingyas.

  • 'The presence of God today is also called Rohingya'

    For the first time on his Asia tour, Pope Francis referred to the Rohingya people by name yesterday and assured them of continued support so that they can get their rights back.

  • Rohingyas still fleeing troubled Myanmar

    Rohingya are still fleeing into Bangladesh even after an agreement was signed with Myanmar to repatriate hundreds of thousands of the Muslim minority displaced along the border, officials said yesterday.

  • Rape Alarm

    ‘Rape alarm’ for Rohingya women

    In Keruntali Rohingya camp of Teknaf, where stories of sexual harassment and rapes at night are ubiquitous, anything that comes in handy for women to stave off unwanted advances is a huge blessing.

  • Start Rohingya repatriation immediately

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday renewed her call to Myanmar to immediately start the repatriation of the Rohingyas.

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    Deal on Rohingya return likely today

    Although some contentious issues remain unresolved, Bangladesh and Myanmar are likely to sign an agreement today on the return of Rohingyas to Rakhine.

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    War crimes committed against Rohingyas

    Describing Myanmar army's atrocities on Rohingya people in Rakhaine State as “war crime” and “basic violation of human rights”, the visiting US senators have assured Bangladesh of extending all-out support to resolve the crisis.

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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.

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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”.