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Lack of international action on Rohingya crisis -- a "disgrace"

Inter Press Service (IPS) October 25, 2017 12:15:24

As the crisis in Myanmar reaches unprecedented levels, frustration is at its peak as the international community remains slow to respond and act cohesively. Over 600,000 Rohingya refugees have crosse...

Returning Rohingyas may lose land

Reuters October 23, 2017 10:41:11

Rohingya Muslims who return to Myanmar after fleeing to Bangladesh are unlikely to be able to reclaim their land, and may find their crops have been harvested and sold by the government, according to...

BGB detains 19 Rohingyas in Satkhira

-- October 11, 2017 11:52:40

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) detained some 19 Rohingyas, who illegally entered Bangladesh from India, in Paddoshakra border area of Sadar upazila in Satkhira on Wednesday morning. BGB com...

Bodies of nine more Rohingyas recovered from Naf

-- October 10, 2017 13:13:20

Nine more bodies of Rohingya people, including four children, were recovered from Naf River in Teknaf upazila on Tuesday morning. Following the recovery, the death toll from Sunday’s boat capsi...

Myanmar dismisses UN 'ethnic cleansing' allegations

AP September 26, 2017 11:28:25

Myanmar's UN ambassador insisted Monday that there is no "ethnic cleansing" or genocide taking place against Muslims and objected "in the strongest terms" to countries that used those words to describ...

UN finds evidence of rape in Rohingya 'cleansing'

Reuters September 24, 2017 15:02:15

Doctors treating some of the 429,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar in recent weeks have seen dozens of women with injuries consistent with violent sexual attacks, UN clinic...

Myanmar guilty of genocide: Peoples' Tribunal

-- September 22, 2017 14:44:16

Myanmar has been committed genocide against Rohingyas and its other Muslim minorities, according to the Permanent Peoples' Tribunal.   The seven-strong panel of the international opinion tribun...

Myanmar Vice President downplays Rakhine crisis

BBC September 21, 2017 14:03:24

Myanmar's Vice President Henry Van Thio says his government is "deeply concerned" about the exodus of people from Rakhine state into Bangladesh, but insists that the crisis was easing.   Speaki...

Rohingya: A trail of misfortune

Farid Ahmed of IPS in Cox's Bazar September 21, 2017 12:17:39

Forsaken and driven out by their home country Myanmar, tens of thousands of Rohingyas are struggling to survive in Bangladesh's border districts amid scarcities of food, clean water and medical care,...

Myanmar ready to take back ‘verified’ refugees

-- September 19, 2017 12:31:12

Myanmar’s de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi says the country is ready to welcome back ‘verified’ refugees who have fled Myanmar to Bangladesh.   “We are prepared to start...

Suu Kyi condemns all human rights violations

Reuters September 19, 2017 11:11:05

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi condemned all human rights violations on Tuesday and said anyone responsible for abuses in troubled Rakhine State would face the law, and she felt deeply for the suffer...

Al Qaeda warns Myanmar of 'punishment' over Rohingya

Reuters September 13, 2017 13:58:02

Al Qaeda militants have called for support for Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, who are facing a security crackdown that has sent about 400,000 of them fleeing to Bangladesh, warning that Myanmar wou...

€3m EU aid for Rohingyas

-- September 13, 2017 12:52:08

EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides, has announced additional aid as more and more refugees arrive in Bangladesh from Myanmar.   The European Commis...

Suu Kyi to skip UN General Assembly

Reuters September 13, 2017 12:07:27

Myanmar's national leader Aung San Suu Kyi, facing outrage over ethnic violence that has forced about 370,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh, will not attend the upcoming UN General Assembly b...

UN sees 'ethnic cleansing' in Myanmar

Reuters September 11, 2017 14:27:33

The top UN human rights official on Monday denounced Myanmar’s “brutal security operation” against Muslim Rohingyas in Rakhine state which he said was “clearly disproportionate...

Landmine-hit Rohingyas at CMCH

-- September 11, 2017 14:07:17

Five Rohingyas, including two men wounded by landmines planted near the Myanmar border, have been admitted to Chittagong Medical College and Hospital (CMCH).   The five were brought from the Ku...

PM to visit Rohingya refugee camps

-- September 10, 2017 15:57:00

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will visit the refugee camps in the southeastern part of the country on Tuesday amid the influx of Rohingyas since fresh violence erupted in Myanmar's Rakhine s...

12 more bullet-hit Rohingyas at CMCH

-- September 10, 2017 13:30:26

Twelve more Rohingyas, including a woman and two teenage girls, who have crossed border with bullet wounds, were admitted to Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH) between Saturday night and Sunda...

UN chief urges Bangladesh to allow fleeing Rohingyas

-- August 29, 2017 16:29:08

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres urged the Bangladesh to continue to allow the Rohingyas fleeing violence to seek safety in Bangladesh from Myanmar.   UN Secretary General made...