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The latest Rohingya news gathered from all over the web.

Bangladesh raises concern over UK's travel 'red list'

Bangladesh High Commissioner to the UK Saida Muna Tasneem has briefed UK's all-party parliamentary group (APPG) about the inconvenience caused by UK's travel ban that has put Bangladesh among those nations on its "red list." She said the decision wil...

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No disagreement, only few recommendations on Bhasan Char from UN team: Shahriar Alam

This aerial view of Bhasan Char shows a portion of the housing facilities that has been built on the island to relocate the Rohingyas from Cox’s Bazar. Photo: Star State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam today said Bhasan Char is now a s...

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US commission: Put India, Russia on religious freedom blacklist

An independent United States’ commission has called for India, Russia, Vietnam and Syria to be added to a State Department blacklist on religious freedom. The US Commission on International Religious Freedom, an independent government panel that gi...

aljazeera


Covid-19: 10 Rohingyas dead, 507 infected since last year

A total of 507 Rohingya refugees were infected with Covid-19 in the camps of Cox's Bazar since the coronavirus outbreak started March last year. Dr Md Mahbubur Rahman, civil surgeon of Cox's Bazar, confirmed the information to our Cox's Bazar staff c...

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Al Jazeera report on Bhasan Char ‘false’, part of its vindictive approach: Momen

This aerial view of Bhasan Char shows a portion of the housing facilities that has been built on the island to relocate the Rohingyas from Cox’s Bazar. Photo: Star Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen today rejected Al Jazeera's latest report on Bhas...

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Insecurity & conflict affecting women’s human rights defenders

Women human rights defenders (WHRD) of Burma/Myanmar are calling on the military junta to return all troops to their barracks and release all detainees and for the UNSC to impose a global arms embargo immediately. Speaking from decades of experience ...

Mizzima - Domestic news


UN urges Dhaka to relocate Rohingya to island in ‘phased manner’

DHAKA: The UN has followed up a review of a remote island facility set up by Bangladesh for Rohingya refugees by calling on Dhaka to carry out the relocation process in a “phased manner.” The recommendation comes despite warnings by rights groups...

Arab news


Bhasan Char: UN positive about refugee relocation

This file photo showing the aerial view of Bhasan Char shows a portion of the housing facilities that has been built on the island to relocate the Rohingyas from Cox’s Bazar. Photo: Star/File The UN has made positive observations on Bhasan Char, bu...

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Japan announces $1 million emergency aid for Rohingya camp fire victims

Refugees try to save whatever belongings they can as a fire rages through the Balukhali Rohingya refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar’s Ukhiya yesterday afternoon turning the entire sky orange. Many refugees in the tightly packed camp got injured trying t...

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1 held for helping Rohingyas get Bangladeshi NID card from Bandarban

Members of Counter Terrorism (CT) of CMP arrested a man from Naikhongchhari of Bandarban district early today on charge of helping Rohingya refugees obtain Bangladeshi National Identity (NID) cards with help of Election Commission staff. Md Najib Ull...

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Rohingya refugees fear ‘another disaster waiting to happen’ after 84 fires in just four months – more than 2020 total

15 April 2021 - Rohingya refugees living in in the Cox's Bazar camps in Bangladesh are fearing for their lives after seven more fires broke out since Sunday, taking the total number of fires to 84 in just four months, according to data from the Inter...

Reliefweb


Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh hopes Malaysia will play instrumental role in ASEAN summit

Bangladesh hopes Malaysia will play an instrumental role to move the issue of Rohingya refugees forward within ASEAN and help achieve a durable solution to the crisis. Bangladesh High Commissioner to Malaysia Golam Sarwar said Malaysia was one of the...

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US Congresswoman Mary Scanlon keen to strengthen Bangladesh-US cooperation

US Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon termed herself as a "friend of Bangladesh" and expressed her keen interest in strengthening Bangladesh-US cooperation on wide-ranging issues. She made the remarks while addressing a community reception in Philadelphi...

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Ousted Myanmar ambassador says his relatives ‘forced into hiding’

Myanmar’s ousted ambassador to the UK has said that friends and relatives at home have been forced into hiding after the country’s military regime removed him from office for declaring his loyalty to the deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi. ...

theguardian


Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh Fear Deadly Fires

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are living in renewed fear after deadly fires broke out more than 30 times in the southeastern Cox’s Bazar district in recent weeks. Rights activists said these fires are part of a “very worrying trend” in the ov...

Voanews - east asia


‘Supreme Court has signed our death warrant’: Rohingya in India

Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir – India’s Supreme Court has refused to stop the deportation to Myanmar of about 170 Rohingya refugees detained in the Indian-administered Kashmir region’s Jammu area, with the members of the beleaguered com...

aljazeera


Revolutions Are Built on Hope. That's Why I Believe Myanmar's Protesters Will Succeed

Activists protesting the removal of Myanmar's ambassador to the U.K. demonstrate with three-finger salutes outside the Embassy of Myanmar in London, United Kingdom on April 8, 2021. Something I rarely talk about is that to be Burmese is to be afraid....

time.com


Rhetoric Over Rights: SC Deportation Order Hurts Rohingya Refugees

On 8 April, Thursday, the Supreme Court of India allowed the central government to deport the hundreds of Rohingya refugees currently detained in Jammu’s sub-jail, back to conflict-hit Myanmar. In the order passed by a bench headed by the Chief Jus...

The Quint


After raging fires, future of Rohingya refugees remains uncertain

Last month, a massive fire swept through the largest refugee camp in the world in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, where nearly one million Rohingya refugees live. The fire took 15 lives and burned down thousands of shelters and health facilities, leaving ...

Reliefweb


Myanmar: At least 550 civilians killed since coup

A human rights group released the death toll as security forces continue to wage an increasing deadly campaign against anti-coup protesters. Security forces in Myanmar opened fire on anti-coup protesters on Saturday, killing at least five people. The...

dw


Foreign envoys visit Bhasan Char

An aerial view of the buildings intended for accommodating Rohingya refugees at Bhashan Char. File Photo: AFP/ Mukta Dinwiddie MacLaren Architects Ambassadors and High Commissioners of Australia, Canada, the European Union, Japan, France, Germany, th...

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Rohingya teenager taken to India’s Manipur to be deported to Myanmar

A Rohingya teenager whose parents are reportedly residing in a camp in Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh, was taken to a town in the north-eastern Indian state of Manipur bordering Myanmar on Thursday to be deported to that country, the Indian media reported...

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Myanmar’s Bloodshed Reveals a World That Has Changed, and Hasn’t

Myanmar’s rulers this week crossed a threshold few governments breach anymore: They have killed, by most estimates, more than 500 unarmed citizens of their own country. Such massacres by government forces have, even in a time of rising nationalism ...

nytimes


Column by Mahfuz Anam: The trouble with our only other neighbour

Myanmar is our only other neighbour, with India being the overwhelming first. To the credit of our policymakers, we have tried our best to maintain good relations with Myanmar notwithstanding their treatment of Rohingyas, forcing nearly 300,000 of th...

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No shortage risk amid pandemic if Boro cultivated successfully: Agriculture minister

Farmers have cultivated rice on an increased area of land during the current Boro season. The photo was taken in Sirajganj last week. Photo: Anisur Rahman If Boro paddy can be successfully harvested across the country, there will be no risk of food s...

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Fire kills 3 in market near Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh

A fire has destroyed more than 20 shops in a makeshift market near a Rohingya refugee camp in southern Bangladesh, killing at least three people, police and witnesses said. Local police chief Ahmed Sanjur Morshed on Friday said they recovered the bod...

aljazeera


Sri Lanka war crimes: Momen clears govt stance over UN resolution

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has justified Bangladesh's vote against a UN resolution, seeking collection and preservation of evidence of war crimes committed by Sri Lanka's armed forces and the LTTE. Bangladesh has a foreign policy of supporting t...

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Modi spreads neighbourly love, but key challenges rumble on

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her younger sister Sheikh Rehana hold high the Gandhi Peace Prize-2020 awarded to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman posthumously by the Indian government. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seen applauding next to...

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Fire kills 3 Rohingya refugees near Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar

Three Rohingya refugees were burnt to death today in a fire that gutted eight shops at the bazar near the Kutupalong camp in Ukhiya of Cox's Bazar. The deceased were identified as Arman Ullah, Faridul Alam, and Mohammad Ayaz, all employees of a groce...

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Three former, current councillors held over enrolment of Rohingyas as voters

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) arrested three councillors -- former and incumbent -- along with a Cox's Bazar municipality office assistant, today for helping some Rohingyas get enrolled in the voter list through forgery. Mahbub Alam and Sharif Udd...

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What world leaders said on 50 years of Bangladesh

US President Joe Biden I look forward to working with you to strengthen these commitments to build an even brighter future for the people of our nations over the next 50 years and beyond. Your hosting of one million Rohingya refugees is an example to...

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‘We have nothing’: Refugee camp fire devastates Rohingya, again

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh – The last time Farida Begum saw her home turned into a smouldering ruin was some three and a half years ago. On that night, soldiers had arrived in the swampy Maungdaw district of Myanmar’s Rakhine state, killed her hus...

aljazeera


Myanmar’s Unrest, Explained

Unrest has gripped Myanmar. Peaceful pro-democracy street demonstrations and work stoppages have given way to paramilitary operations in opposition to the country’s ruthless military, which seized power in a coup d’état on Feb. 1. Military leade...

nytimes


US and UK Sanction Myanmar Military-Owned Conglomerates

The United States and the United Kingdom have imposed sanctions on two military-controlled conglomerates, in their latest move against the Myanmar military regime. Myanma Economic Holdings Public Company Limited (MEHL) and Myanmar Economic Corporatio...

Irrawaddy


Bangladesh sets example by sheltering millions of Rohingya people

Bangladesh has given shelter to more than 730,000 Muslim Rohingya who were driven out of Myanmar by its genocidal government since 2017. (Reuters photo) March 26 is the Independence Day of Bangladesh. This year we are celebrating the golden jubilee o...

Arab news


Ground-level cooperation needed to check all border incidents: Modi to PM Hasina

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said ground-level cooperation is needed to check all those incidents happening along the India-Bangladesh border. The Indian PM came up with the remark when Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina requested him to look ...

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Special Report: Pompeo rejected US effort to declare 'genocide' in Myanmar on eve of coup

An exhausted Rohingya refugee woman touches the shore after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border by boat through the Bay of Bengal in Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh, September 11, 2017. Picture taken September 11, 2017. Photo: Reuters In the last days...

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US to blacklist two Myanmar military-linked conglomerates: Report

The United States is planning to impose sanctions against two conglomerates controlled by Myanmar’s military over the generals’ February 1 coup and a deadly crackdown, two sources familiar with the matter told the Reuters news agency. The move by...

aljazeera


Myanmar Military’s Notorious Foot Soldiers

Pressure on the Myanmar military’s State Administration Council (SAC) just incrementally tightened in recent days with the United States designating two commanders and two military units under Executive Order 14014, a further step in US government ...

Irrawaddy


India pushes ahead with Rohingya deportation amid Myanmar crackdown

Despite the volatile situation triggering an influx of Myanmar citizens into India's northeastern Mizoram state, New Delhi remains determined to deport the Rohingya to their homeland. Fleeing from the military crackdown in Myanmar, Lin Lin Khaing (na...

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Japan state-funded hotel deal pays rent to Myanmar Defense Ministry

· Protesters take cover behind makeshift barricades during a crackdown by Myanmar security forces on a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon's Thaketa township on Friday. | AFP-JIJI · by Ju-min Park and John Geddie · REUTERS A consorti...

japantimes


Japan state-funded hotel deal pays rent to Myanmar defence ministry

A construction site of a large-scale complex called Y Complex by Japanese firms is seen in the land that once housed the military museum in central Yangon, Myanmar on March 2, 2021. Photo: Reuters/ Stringer A consortium of private Japanese firms and ...

Daily star


Ukhiya Rohingya camp fire: Official death toll 11

Refugees try to save whatever belongings they can as a fire rages through the Balukhali Rohingya refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar’s Ukhiya yesterday afternoon turning the entire sky orange. Many refugees in the tightly packed camp got injured trying t...

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