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  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to Bangladesh Army

    1 lakh Rohingyas to be shifted to Bhasanchar soon: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says one lakh of the displaced Rohingya people, now living in Bangladesh, will be shifted to Bhasanchar Island in Noakhali soon for giving them shelter there until their repatriation.

  • Rohingya crisis: A multilateral approach to forging peace

    The large-scale population displacement from Myanmar has created an unprecedented situation in Bangladesh and highlighted that resilience and mutual trust are embedded values in the state architecture. A country that has the highest population density sits amidst a global crisis, which has been declared as a L3 (highest) level emergency by several UN organisations including UNICEF, WFP and UNHRC.

  • Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra

    'This ordeal will leave them scarred'

    Her journey and experience thus far have already reminded everyone of the horrors of the Rohingya crisis that began late last year, as she visited the bordering region of Teknaf in Cox's Bazar where hundreds and thousands of refugees are now stationed.

  • Myanmar Rohingya Crisis in Bangladesh

    Leave no-man's land

    Myanmar Border Guard Police (BGP) yesterday asked Rohingyas living on no man's land along the Tombru border in Bandarban to leave the area.

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    Myanmar wants repatriation of 1,101 verified Rohingyas

    Myanmar urges Bangladesh to start the repatriation of 1,101 verified Rohingyas out of 8,032 persons received from Bangladesh amid a very slow verification process of Rohingyas.

  • Human Rights Review: UNHRC adopts draft report on Bangladesh

    The UN Human Rights Council (HRC) has adopted the draft report on the human rights review of Bangladesh, with recommendations on taking steps to halt forced disappearance, extra judicial killing, and ensure freedom of expression in media, politics and religion.

  • Human Rights Watch

    Dhaka remained silent on rights concerns

    The Bangladesh delegation to the United Nation's Universal Periodic Review failed to respond to pressing human rights concerns in the country, Human Rights Watch said yesterday.

  • No date for repatriation

    The Joint Working Group has failed to fix any date to start repatriation of around 700,000 Rohingyas even three months after Bangladesh handed over a list of 8,032 refugees to Myanmar.

  • Rohingya refugee crisis in Ramadan 2018

    Rohingya Muslims face difficult time ahead of Ramadan

    The 12-year-old Rohingya refugee dream of Ramadan back in his own village -- fish to break the day's fast, gifts from his family and relaxing beneath the trees before evening prayers at the mosque.

  • Rohingya Crisis: China, Russia still unmoved at UNSC

    UN Security Council members, except China and Russia, have called for robust council actions so that Myanmar addresses the root cause of the Rohingya crisis, grants the refugees citizenship and holds those who carried out atrocities against them accountable.

  • Asian Development Bank

    ADB considering grant support to help tackle Rohingya crisis

    Asian Development Bank (ADB) is considering grant support to Bangladesh to help tackle Rohingya crisis.

  • US criticizes China for shielding Myanmar from UN action

    The United States indirectly criticises China for shielding Myanmar from strong UN Security Council action over a military crackdown against mainly Rohingya Muslims that the US and other countries have denounced as ethnic cleansing.

  • Rohingya-refugee

    Caring for Rohingyas: WB agrees to a grant for Bangladesh

    The World Bank has finally agreed to provide Bangladesh a grant to meet the basic needs of around one million Rohingyas who fled their homeland Myanmar, a high government official said.

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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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    Rohingya Influx: Needs of affected locals 'ignored'

    While locals in Cox's Bazar are bearing the brunt of socio-economic and environmental damages due to the massive influx of Rohingyas, their needs are being largely overlooked, said local government representatives and officials of the district yesterday.

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    India for safe, speedy return of Rohingyas

    Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has underlined the need for "safe, speedy and sustainable return" of the Rohingyas to Myanmar from Bangladesh.

  • Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkol Karman

    It's genocide

    Tawakkol Karman, a Nobel Peace Prize winner from Yemen, yesterday said what Myanmar did to the Rohingyas was “genocide”.

  • UN Ambassador meets Rohingya refugee

    UNSC pushes Myanmar on accountability over Rohingya

    The United Nations Security Council urges Myanmar’s government on Wednesday to carry out transparent investigations into accusations of violence against mainly Rohingya Muslims in the country’s Rakhine state and to allow immediate aid access to the region.

  • OIC to form a body for Rohingya crisis

    Refer Myanmar to ICC now

    Four global human rights bodies have demanded that the UN Security Council immediately refer the situation in Myanmar to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for holding accountable the perpetrators of widespread and systematic abuses against the Rohingya in Rakhine.

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    Investigated enough!

    The UN Security Council asked the Myanmar military to let it investigate rights abuses in Rakhine, but was told the “internal matter had already been investigated enough” and those responsible had been punished.

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    Unicef gets $15.7m fund for Rohingya children, women

    The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) has scaled up humanitarian assistance and life-saving interventions for the Rohingya children and women along with the vulnerable host population in Cox's Bazar with US$15.7 million funding received from the government of Japan.

  • Rohingyas marching into Bangladesh

    OIC countries must keep up pressure on Myanmar

    We cannot emphasise enough the need to heed the call of our Prime Minister for OIC (Organisation of Islamic Cooperation) members, currently meeting in Dhaka, to exert united efforts to bring about a sustainable solution to the Rohingya crisis. There is no question that the Rohingyas must be able to return to their homeland. But repatriation must come along with the guarantee of their full rights of citizenship and security of their lives.

  • Blatant violation of int'l law

    The Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation member states have sought strong international support to resolve the Rohingya crisis and full implementation of the Kofi Annan led advisory commission recommendations in Myanmar's Rakhine State.

  • OIC to form a body for Rohingya crisis

    OIC to form ministerial body over Rohingya issue

    The Organisation for Islamic Cooperation decides to establish an OIC ministerial committee on accountability for crimes against the Rohingya.

  • Act now to ensure peace for Rohingyas

    President Abdul Hamid yesterday called upon the OIC members to take immediate action to ensure a peaceful life of Rohingyas with justified rights.

  • UN must act to end plight of Rohingyas

    Ambassador Joanna Wronecka of Poland, this month's UN Security Council president, has said that the United Nations has to act when Rohingya refugees are suffering.

  • Canada to stand by OIC initiative

    The international community must pledge to hold the perpetrators of the crimes committed against the persecuted Rohingya minority in Myanmar, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said yesterday.

  • Maintain pressure on Myanmar

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and other members of the visiting OIC team have called for united efforts for a sustainable solution to the Rohingya crisis. For that to happen, they stressed the need for an urgent and effective action plan so the Rohingya people can return to their homeland in Myanmar.

  • Nobel laureates Shirin Ebadi and Tawakkol Karman

    Atrocities against Rohingyas is genocide: 2 Nobel laureates

    Nobel laureates Shirin Ebadi and Tawakkol Karman term the atrocities against Rohingya people in Rakhine state of Myanmar as genocide.

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to OIC

    Stand beside forcibly displaced Rohingyas: PM to OIC

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina appeals to the Muslim countries under the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to firmly stand beside the forcibly deported Rohingyas to protect their dignity and security as there is no scope for the organisation to overlook this crisis.