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    It’s like Nazi camps

    A UN investigator has likened Rohingya living conditions in Myanmar to the Nazi concentration camps that were used for torturing political opponents during the World War II in Europe.

  • Future of Rohingyas

    ‘Each Rohingya to get $6,000 if returns to Rakhine’

    A Chinese government delegation reportedly meets Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh, promising each refugee up to USD $6,000 if they returned to Rakhine state in Myanmar, a Bangladeshi official and refugee leaders say.

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    UN gets access to Rakhine

    The UN began work inside Myanmar's violence-torn northern Rakhine state yesterday, the first time its agencies have been granted permission to operate there since more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims fled the area last year.

  • Rohingya Photos: Myanmar's army offers rare apology

    The Myanmar military issues a rare apology, acknowledging that two photographs it published in a book on the crisis over the Rohingya Muslim minority were "published incorrectly".

  • ‘I feel trapped’: Violence fuels fear among Myanmar Muslims

    For four straight days last month, Rahim Muddinn watched, amazed, as Myanmar’s state-run newspapers published special supplements showing Rohingya Muslims accused of being terrorists — nearly 250 photos each day.

  • Change of guard in Rakhine

    Myanmar's army has replaced the general in charge of Rakhine state following a military crackdown that has driven more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims into Bangladesh amid reports of mass rape, torture and other crimes against humanity.

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    UN fears deadly diseases outbreak in planned mega refugee camps

    A top UN official says Bangladesh's plan to build the world's biggest refugee camp for 800,000-plus Rohingya Muslims was dangerous because overcrowding could heighten the risks of deadly diseases spreading quickly.

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    WFP seeks 75 million dollars for Rohingya crisis

    The World Food Program (WFP) appeals for 75 million dollars in emergency aid over the next six months to help alleviate the suffering of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar.

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    Buddhist mistrust hampers relief for Myanmar's Rohingya

    Relief agencies struggling to reach hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims displaced by strife in northwestern Myanmar are facing rising hostility from ethnic Rakhine Buddhists who accuse the United Nations and foreign aid groups of only helping Muslims.

  • Rohingya refugees at 'mercy of traffickers': UN

    Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar are "at the mercy" of human traffickers, the United Nations migration agency warns, saying well-managed refugee camps were needed to reduce the risk.

  • Saudi Arabia's King Salman

    Saudi King orders $15m to help Rohingya refugees

    King Salman of Saudi Arabia orders the allocation of $15 million to alleviate the suffering of Rohingya Muslims who fled persecution in the Rakhine state of Myanmar.

  • Suu Kyi's first public speech

    Needless to say that Myanmar's state counselor Aung San Suu Kyi's much awaited public speech regarding the crisis in the Rakhine state is deeply disappointing. We are shocked that she has chosen to gloss over the gross human rights violations carried out by Myanmarese security forces against Rohingyas.

  • 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.

  • Rohingya crisis: Hefajat threatens to besiege Myanmar Embassy

    Hefajat-e Islam, a Chittagong-based Islamist group, threatens to besiege Myanmar Embassy in Dhaka on September 19 if the “genocide” of Rohingya people is not stopped by then.

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    Malaysia to provide shelter to Rohingyas

    Malaysia's coast guard will not turn away Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar and is willing to provide them temporary shelter, the maritime agency's chief has said.

  • Turkey to send 10,000 tonnes aid to Myanmar's Rohingya: Erdogan

    Turkey will provide 10,000 tonnes of aid to help Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar, President Tayyip Erdogan has said.

  • UN rights boss urges Myanmar to rein in security forces

    UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein calls upon Myanmar government to ensure that the security forces refrain from using disproportionate force against Rohingyas in Rakhine State.

  • India plans to deport 40,000 Rohingyas

    India is planning to deport around 40,000 Rohingya Muslims who it says are living in the country illegally.

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    Myanmar rejects allegations of human rights abuses against Rohingya

    Myanmar rejects allegations of crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing during a crackdown against Rohingya Muslims last year, accusing the United Nations of making exaggerated claims in its report on the issue.

  • Rohingya issue needs careful handling: Suu Kyi

    In rare comments on Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya Muslims, opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi urges caution on granting citizenship to minorities, saying the sensitive issue must be addressed "very, very carefully."

  • 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.

  • 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.

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    Myanmar hits back at blames

    Myanmar refuses to be singled out for blames for the migrant crisis amid an unprecedented irregular migration in the Indian ocean and discovery of mass graves of migrants in Thailand's bordering jungles.

  • Rohingya migrants

    The sighs of ancestors rock migrant boats

    AS many as 8,000 refugees have been adrift in the Andaman Sea lately, some of them stranded for more than two months.

  • A trip down the path of horror

    The four were in a hurry, had little time to bargain for the cricket bat's price. Most excited among them, Nur Alam pulled out his moneybag hurriedly, paid Tk 300 and almost snatched the bat from the salesman.

  • The sickness of illegal immigrants

    Bangladesh relies on its workers' remittances but is seemingly happy to turn a blind eye as to why half a million of them choose to leave the country every year and how the nearly eight million currently abroad are treated.

  • Malaysian cops find 139 suspected migrant graves

    Malaysian authorities find 139 graves, and signs of torture, in more than two dozen squalid human trafficking camps suspected to have been used by gangs.

  • EU urges Myanmar, Thailand to take action over Rohingya

    European Union lawmakers are calling on Myanmar to end the persecution of Rohingya Muslims and for Thailand to launch investigations into reports of mass graves of the Muslim minority.

  • Myanmar must recognise Rohingyas as its citizens

    In the wake of a much publicised international humanitarian crisis relating to boatpeople, thousands of whom are languishing in the high seas, Myanmar's reluctance to attend Thailand's May 29 regional summit to solve the issue, is disconcerting.

  • Floating coffins

    Since 2012, thousands of Rohingyas died in Arakan, and more than 150,000 people have been herded in the so-called Internally Displaced People Camps.