Latest News on Rohingya Refugee Crisis
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Nov 13, 2018
Rohingya repatriation: Refugees should return to Myanmar only at their 'freely expressed wish', says UNHCRUN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said in a statement Sunday that repatriation of refugees "is premised upon the free and informed decision by refugees... to return". Since late August 2017, widespread and systematic violence against Myanmar's mainly-Muslim minority Rohingya community has forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes in Rakhine State and seek refuge across the country's border in Bangladesh.
Nov 12, 2018
Rohingya refugees repatriation to start on 15 November; Myanmar agrees to return of 5,000 refugees in first phaseMyanmar has received a list of Rohingya families who are supposed to return to the country, however, many Rohingyas of Ukhiya and Teknaf camps of Cox's Bazar are not yet ready to return due to safety concerns. The concerned authority asserted that the repartition process would start soon if everything goes well, reported Dhaka Tribune. As many as 22,000 names were put on the list and after scrutiny, Naypyidaw has agreed to the return of 5,000 Rohingyas in the first phase.
Oct 17, 2018
Rohingya girls sold into forced labour in Bangaldesh, form largest group of trafficking victims, says UN migration agencyThe number of Rohingya refugees has reached nearly one million, with young girls sold into forced labour in Bangladesh accounting for the largest group of trafficking victims, according to a UN agency.
Jul 16, 2018
Reuters journalists accused of breaching Myanmar's secrecy law to testify in court on Monday; verdict expected next monthMyanmar government spokesman declined to comment throughout the proceedings, saying courts are independent and case would be conducted according to the law.
Jul 09, 2018
Reuters journalists to face trial for breaching Mayanmar's secrecy law; scribes were investigating massacre of Rohingya MuslimsYangon district judge charged the reporters with breach of the colonial-era Official Secret Act which carries a maximum penalty of 14 years in prison.
Jul 02, 2018
World Bank, United Nations heads assure support to Bangladesh in managing Rohingya refugee crisisUN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Sunday met Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina along with World Bank President Jim Yong-kim at the beginning of his three-day visit in Dhaka even as he promised continued UN pressure on Myanmar and support to Dhaka in handling the Rohingya refugee crisis.
Jun 30, 2018
Myanmar transit camp for returning Rohingya refugees in Rakhine state remains empty amid fears of violenceThe transit camp in Myanmar's Rakhine state stands ready to welcome 150 Rohingya refugees back from Bangladesh every day.
May 28, 2018
Fire breaks out in Rohingya refugee camp in Haryana’s Nuh district; 55 families rendered homelessOver 50 families were rendered homeless after a major fire broke out at a Rohingya refugee camp in Haryana’s Nuh district on Sunday afternoon
May 27, 2018
Myanmar crisis: 'Our families would be killed,' say Rohingya refugees as they brace for monsoonFor the 7,00,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled to southeast Bangladesh in the past 9 months, the approaching monsoon season poses the most serious threat
Apr 19, 2018
Destitute Rohingya refugees turn to drug trade; fuel influx of illegal substances into BangladeshOn a messy bed in a hut within the Kutupalong refugee camp, Cox’s Bazar, sits Munira, 30, with her two children. Munira is a Rohingya refugee; she has also acted as a drug carrier on three different occasions over the past few months.