Rohingya refugees

Myanmar rejects ICC probe over Rohingya genocide

Myanmar has struck back after a surge of global legal pressure over its alleged crimes against the Rohingya, branding an investigation by the International Criminal Court (ICC) "not in...

May 10, 2019
May 10, 2019

23 ‘Rohingyas’ detained from Dhaka

Detectives detain 23 suspected Rohingyas, two other women and a man from Dhaka’s Khilkhet area.

March 26, 2019
March 26, 2019

Dhaka not in a hurry

Bangladesh is not in a hurry to relocate Rohingya refugees to a Bay of Bengal island, a minister told Reuters yesterday, after the United Nations sought more details on the government's plan.

March 22, 2019
March 22, 2019

UN official welcomes Rohingya relocation plan

A senior UN official welcomes Bangladesh's plan to move Rohingya refugees out of the country's congested camps, but says any move to transfer some 100,000 of them to a flood-prone island...

March 15, 2019
March 15, 2019

No refugee camp can hold out much hope

The Rohingya lawyer Razia Sultana is dead right when she said that the nearly one million Rohingya refugees in camps inside Bangladesh have very little future.

February 8, 2019
February 8, 2019

World must not turn away from Rohingyas: Angelina Jolie

UNHCR special envoy and Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie has said the world must not turn away from the nearly 1 million Rohingyas who have fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh.

January 25, 2019
January 25, 2019

Aid curbs in Myanmar's Rakhine impact 'at least 50,000 people'

New government curbs on aid activities in Myanmar's western Rakhine State "are affecting at least 50,000 people", the United Nations has said in an internal note, highlighting the...

January 3, 2019
January 3, 2019

India deporting second Rohingya group to Myanmar

Indian police take a Rohingya Muslim family of five to the border by bus, readying to deport them to neighbouring Myanmar as the second such group expelled in four months during a crackdown on...

December 12, 2018
December 12, 2018

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.

November 14, 2018
November 14, 2018

Do the bells toll for Rohingyas?

Mid-November has arrived and insecurity and uncertainty have descended over Rohingya refugees in Ukhia and Teknaf. The impending deadline has also elicited expressions of deep concern from UN...

August 26, 2018
August 26, 2018

Rakhine horror recounted

The Rohingyas in Cox's Bazar's refugee camps yesterday recalled the horrors of killings, rapes and torching of their houses by the Myanmar military exactly a year ago.