Rohingya refugees flee Bangadeshi camps to avoid being repatriated to Myanmar; seek guaranteed citizenship, other rights
Rohingya Muslims were fleeing Bangladeshi refugee camps to avoid being repatriated to Myanmar later this week, community leaders said Monday. Authorities plan to begin returning Rohingya refugees, who have fled what the UN has called ethnic cleansing, to the Buddhist majority country from Thursday.
Rohingya refugees repatriation to start on 15 November; Myanmar agrees to return of 5,000 refugees in first phase
Myanmar 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.
Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina to seek re-election in 23 December polls; EC promises 'free and fair' voting
While Sheikh Hasina’s government has won widespread global plaudits for letting in hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled persecution in Myanmar, its critics have decried Hasina’s increasingly authoritarian rule, the government’s handling of student protests this year and its crackdown on free speech.
More than 720,000 of Myanmar's stateless Rohingya fled a brutal military crackdown in August last year, taking shelter in crowded camps in Bangladesh.
At least 190 suspected Rohingyas in Telangana voters' list; verification, deletion of names underway, says official
There were about 3,600 Rohingyas, who are UNHCR (UN refugee agency) card holders in Hyderabad and most of them are illiterates.
India likely to deport 7 Rohingya men today; UN legal expert says New Delhi 'obliged to protect' community
A United Nations legal expert has voiced concern over India's plan to deport on Wednesday seven Rohingyas to Myanmar where the army is accused of ethnic cleansing of the Muslim minority.
Sheikh Hasina's dismissal of 'termites' remarks aside, India-Bangladesh ties face acid test ahead of General Elections
Bangladesh's prime minister Sheikh Hasina has played down the "illegal" Bangladeshi issue that has plagued the Indian political scene for years
States to identify Rohingya refugees and collect biometric details, says Rajnath Singh at East Zonal Council meet in Kolkata
Rajnath Singh chaired a meeting of the Eastern Zonal Council in Kolkata to discuss issues related to inter-state relations and security matters, including the Maoist menace.
At UNGA, Sheikh Hasina calls for early repatriation of Rohingya refugees, says Bangladesh wants 'peaceful' solution to crisis
Sheikh Hasina has asked for early repatriation of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar.
Forces successfully prevent 'Rohingya influx', India providing 'necessary support' to Banglades, says BSF director general
Rohingya Muslim refugees fleeing persecution in Myanmar try to enter India for shelter through the Bangladesh border.
In Bangladesh, Rohingya refugees mark first anniversary of 'ethnic cleansing' in Myanmar's Rakhine with songs, prayers
Rohingya refugees on Saturday marked the anniversary of a deadly military crackdown in their Myanmar homeland that drove 700,000 of the persecuted minority into Bangladesh, stateless and confronting a grim future.
In Cox Bazaar of southern Bangladesh are Rohingya girls and women who decorate their cheeks with swirls of yellow paste made from ground thanaka tree bark
The four Myanmar nationals had migrated to Hyderabad as refugees around five years back and enrolled with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), they said.
UN refugee agency head asks Asia-Pacific leaders to show 'solidarity' with Rohingya, calls for solutions to Rakhine unrest
The UNHCR chief said the "real solution" to the Rohingya issue is in Myanmar, calling for regional support to fight the root causes of Rakhine displacement.
Rohingya crisis: UNHCR head asks Asia-Pacific leaders to show solidarity with Bangladesh, offer support and protection to refugees
The UNHCR chief also stressed that the "real solution" lies in Myanmar itself, and he appealed for regional support to address the root causes of displacement of Rohingya refugees in Rakhine: for example, investing in infrastructure that connects communities instead of dividing them, and providing expertise on resolving statelessness and intercommunal conflict.
India in talks with Bangladesh over deportation of Rohingya refugees, says Rajnath Singh in Rajya Sabha
Rajnath Singh said that if the need arises, Ministry of External Affairs will talk to both Bangladesh and Myanmar so that Rohingya refugees are deported.
Rajnath Singh leaves for three-day visit to Bangladesh: Home minister to meet Sheikh Hasina, discuss bilateral issues
Rajnath Singh on Friday left for Bangladesh for a three-day visit during which he will hold discussions on various issues.
Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh to get ID cards, UN says move aimed at preserving their right to return to Myanmar
The plastic IDs, issued jointly by the Bangladesh government and the UNHCR to the Rohingya refugees, contain a number of anti-fraud features.
UN chief Antonio Guterres hears of 'unimaginable' atrocities as he visits Rohingya camps, calls situation 'human rights nightmare'
Guterres described the situation of the Rohingya refugees as "a humanitarian and human rights nightmare", as he prepared to tour makeshift shelters crammed with people who escaped a huge Myanmar army operation last year that the UN has likened to ethnic cleansing
Myanmar transit camp for returning Rohingya refugees in Rakhine state remains empty amid fears of violence
The transit camp in Myanmar's Rakhine state stands ready to welcome 150 Rohingya refugees back from Bangladesh every day.