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  • Repatriation of Rohingyas: More talks, no timeframe yet

    Myanmar yesterday agreed to speed up the process of repatriating the forcibly displaced Rohingyas who fled to Bangladesh from Rakhine to escape persecution.

  • UNHCR for Asia-Pacific leaders’ ‘solidarity’ with Rohingyas

    Head of the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi urges the government representatives and the business leaders from the Asia-Pacific region to offer more support and protection for over 700,000 Rohingyas who have fled violence and discrimination in Myanmar's Rakhine State over the past year.

  • Myanmar calls it 'meritless'

    Myanmar has categorically rejected the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor's request to seek jurisdiction over suspected deportations of Rohingyas from Myanmar to Bangladesh, saying it was meritless.

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    ‘ICC has no jurisdiction to run case on atrocities against Rohingyas’

    Myanmar says the International Criminal Court (ICC) has no jurisdiction to run a case on atrocities against Rohingyas.

  • Rohingya Talks: FM flies to Myanmar

    Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali left Dhaka for Myanmar last night to see for himself whether a conducive environment has been created in Rakhine for the safe return of forcibly displaced Rohingyas.

  • Myanmar still not giving free access

    The United Nations said Myanmar has not yet granted its staff independent and effective access to Rakhine, though two months have passed since the signing of a deal on helping the country create conducive conditions for Rohingya repatriation.

  • ‘Int’l community needs to continue pressure on Myanmar to take back Rohingyas’

    Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali emphasises that the international community needs to continue sustained pressure on Myanmar to ensure safe, sustainable and dignified return of the Rohingyas to a religiously-tolerant and ethnically-inclusive Myanmar.

  • A note on the environmental aspects of Rohingya camps

    It has been nearly a year since the latest influx of the Rohingya people after they were forcibly driven out of Myanmar and into Bangladesh. Since last August, over 700,000 refugees, mostly women and children, have been housed, fed, clothed and provided with medical attention by a combination of Bangladesh's military and civilian authorities and NGOs as well as the UN and other international agencies, of whom there are over a hundred working day and night in the Rohingya camps.

  • Step up efforts for Rohingya return

    The UN Security Council yesterday urged the Government of Myanmar to step up its efforts to create conditions conducive to safe, voluntary and dignified return of the Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh.

  • UNSC meets today to discuss Myanmar

    The UN Security Council has convened a closed-door meeting tonight to discuss Myanmar issue where the Rohingya crisis would come up prominently.

  • Myanmar broke UN child rights pact: Experts

    Myanmar violated its obligations to the United Nations child rights convention in its crackdown on the Rohingya that led to an exodus of hundreds of thousands of people from the minority community, legal experts find.

  • Dhaka wants UNSC to deliver on Rohingya issue

    Bangladesh wants the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to deliver on Rohingya issue to have a sustainable solution to the crisis as the body having responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security sits on Monday.

  • UN reports more violence, persecution in Myanmar

    Muslim Rohingya refugees reaching Bangladesh say violence, including torture, persists against them in Myanmar and the overall environment remains "menacing" for ethnic and religious minorities, UN human rights investigators said yesterday.

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    Rohingya want to return to Myanmar as citizens: UN

    Myanmar's Rohingya refugees have told a UN envoy who visited their camp in Bangladesh this week that they will return home if it is safe and if they are granted citizenship rights, a UN statement says.

  • Terror groups may target Rohingyas

    Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan yesterday said if the Rohingyas were not safely repatriated soon, they would become easy targets of international terrorist groups that always look for new recruits.

  • Persuade Myanmar to take back Rohingyas

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged UN Secretary General's Special Envoy Christine Schraner Burgener to persuade Myanmar to take back Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh.

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    Myanmar talks, does not act

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said Myanmar agrees on all issues during dialogues over the return of displaced Rohingyas, but it finally does not act.

  • Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali

    Rohingya Return: Bangladesh FM to visit Rakhine to see progress

    Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali would visit Myanmar soon to see the situation in Rakhine before the start of repatriation of hundreds of thousands of forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals from Bangladesh.

  • 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.

  • Agreement on Rohingya Crisis: Misses the central issue of citizenship

    As long as the West continues to control the United Nations, with Russia and China aiding and abetting them, there is little chance that the United Nations will be able to live up to its charter.

  • Rohingyas refugees hurt in Ukhia lanslide

    China urges Myanmar to start Rohingya repatriation soon

    China, as part of its three-phase steps, urge Myanmar to start repatriation of Rohingyas as soon as possible saying it attaches great importance to Rohingya crisis.

  • Unexplained murders raise fear in camps

    As darkness descends, a sense of unshakeable foreboding grips Rohingya refugee camps in Balukhali and Kutupalong.

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    Verification process to help find solutions for Rohingyas: UN

    The United Nations says the verification process of Rohingyas in Bangladesh will help to find solutions for the roughly 900,000 Rohingyas who have fled Myanmar to Bangladesh.

  • ADB okays $100m for Rohingyas

    The Asian Development Bank has approved a grant assistance of $100 million -- the first of an envisaged package totaling $ 200m to help Bangladesh develop basic infrastructure and services for Rohingyas.

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    ADB approves $100m grants for Rohingyas in Bangladesh camps

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Board of Directors approves grant assistance of $100 million -- the first of an envisaged package totaling $200 million to help Bangladesh develop basic infrastructure and services for displaced persons (Rohingyas).

  • Int'l community must work for peaceful Rohingya return: Swiss envoy

    Switzerland Ambassador Rene Holenstein says the international community must work closely with Bangladesh and Myanmar so that the issues of safety and protection of the Rohingyas and the work toward a voluntary and peaceful repatriation in safety and dignity are addressed in an effective and comprehensive manner.

  • Will Guterres' visit move the Wall?

    Now that the chief of the UN himself has come and heard the “heartbreaking accounts from Rohingya refugees”, will the Wall hear the same? We mean the UN Security Council and the Myanmar government. Will they act to end the untold miseries of the world's most persecuted people of our time?

  • Freedom on pitch

    They may lack the glitz and glamour of the World Cup, but football clubs for stateless Rohingya refugees in Malaysia offer something more -- a 90-minute reprieve from a grinding existence on the fringes of society.

  • Call for justice, safe return

    As he walked through the alleys of the makeshift camps in rains and met Rohingya boys and girls, he remembered his granddaughters and tried to imagine what it would be like to see them in such conditions.

  • We are all Rohingya: WB chief

    Moved by the horrific stories of the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim says, “…we are all Rohingya”.