Monsoon rains threaten Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Preparations have been under way to help protect refugees from flooding and landslides since February, but hundreds of thousands have been left to fend for themselves.
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Myanmar bans Radio Free Asia for using the term “Rohingyas”

News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the Myanmar government’s latest interference in the work of journalists, a ban on local broadcasting by US government-funded Radio Free Asia (RFA) for rightly using the term “Rohingyas” to refer to members of the persecuted Muslim community in Rakhine state, in the west of the country. The ban is officially imposed today, six months to the day after the arrest of two Reuters journalists who had been investigating a massacre of Rohingya civilians.
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Rohingya organizations criticize recent UN-Myanmar deal

Rohingya organizations worldwide criticized on Sunday a new agreement signed between Myanmar and the UN on repatriation of Rohingya refugees, saying it did not touch the root causes of the crisis.
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Bangladesh calls for pressure on Myanmar over Rohingya

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reiterated her call on the international community to pile pressure on Myanmar to take back Rohingya refugees who fled to Bangladesh after facing persecution in their home country.
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UN agencies, Myanmar lay groundwork for possible Rohingya return

United Nations agencies and Myanmar have agreed a framework which it is hoped will lead to the repatriation of Rohingya refugees, but only if their “voluntary, safe, dignified and sustainable” return from camps in Bangladesh can be guaranteed.
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​Rohingya crisis reaches ‘unprecedented proportions’: EU

The Rohingya crisis has reached “unprecedented proportions” in recent months with hundreds of thousands of people in need of humanitarian assistance, the EU commissioner for humanitarian aid said on Thursday.
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Canada pledges $300 million in aid to Rohingya Muslims

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau announced that his government has allocated $300 million over the next three years to meet the humanitarian and development needs of the Rohingya Muslim minority.
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60 Rohingya born every day in refugee camps: UNICEF

Every day at least 60 new Rohingya babies are born in Bangladeshi refugee camps facing insecurities and a lack of minimal medical facilities, UNICEF said in a new report published Thursday.
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Rohingya face hard Ramadan in camps

The 12-year-old Rohingya refugee dreamed 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.
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US points the finger at China for 'shielding Myanmar'

The US has indirectly criticised China for shielding Myanmar from strong UN Security Council action over a military crackdown against Rohingya Muslims.
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The curious disappearance of Myanmar’s Rohingya rebels

Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army has inexplicably stopped tweeting its press releases, grievances and demands. So does the shadowy group still exist? The post The curious disappearance of Myanmar’s Rohingya rebels appeared first on Asia Times .
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Myanmar: "Time to end a judicial farce"

News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its call for the immediate release of two Reuters journalists who were arrested six months ago in Myanmar. They have been held ever since their arrest in a police sting operation on 12 December that was designed to intimidate and silence all of Myanmar’s journalists. While investigating an army massacre of Rohingya villagers, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo responded to an invitation to
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Crisis within a crisis for Rohingya refugees

Monsoon rains threaten a 'new humanitarian crisis' in overcrowded refugee camps already viewed as the region's worst human catastrophe in decades The post Crisis within a crisis for Rohingya refugees appeared first on Asia Times .
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UN Security Council 'gravely concerned' about Rohingya Muslims

The UN Security Council said Wednesday they were shocked to see in person the misery engulfing hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who were ousted from their homes in Myanmar and now languishing in refugee camps in Bangladesh.
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Dangers persist of diseases for nearly a million Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh: WHO

Renewed efforts are underway in Bangladesh to protect nearly one million Myanmar refugees from cholera, amid a warning from the UN health agency on Tuesday that “we’re not out of the woods yet.”
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OIC team to push for ‘action against Myanmar on Rohingya crimes’

Top body of Muslim nations vows to play 'stronger' role in bringing the Myanmar military to book for its ousting of the Rohingya The post OIC team to push for ‘action against Myanmar on Rohingya crimes’ appeared first on Asia Times .
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Islamic countries call Rohingya crisis ‘ethnic cleansing’

A grouping of Islamic countries said Myanmar’s treatment of Rohingya Muslims is a “serious and blatant violation of international law” and it is calling for international support in solving the crisis.
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OIC FMs voice concern over Myanmar's ‘ethnic cleansing’ of Rohingya Muslims

Foreign ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) expressed their deep concern at the violations perpetrated by Myanmar's security forces against the Rohingya Muslim community, affecting over 370,000 Rohingyas who were forcibly displaced
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Myanmar blocks OIC Fact-Finding Mission on Rohingya crisis

The Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has revealed that the government of Myanmar continues to obstruct the work of IPHRC's Fact-Finding Mission to Myanmar on the Rohingya crisis.
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As monsoon approaches, fears grow for Rohingya in camps

With no sign of them being repatriated from Bangladesh to Myanmar, some are heading to Malaysia and India as the problem becomes a regional one The post As monsoon approaches, fears grow for Rohingya in camps appeared first on Asia Times .
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Security Council urges conditions allowing safe return of Rohingya refugees

After seeing for themselves the conditions facing Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar camps of southern Bangladesh as well as homes they fled in Myanmar, UN Security Council members called on Tuesday for them to be allowed a safe return, according to UN News
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61.5% of refugees worldwide are Muslims; Dhaka meeting to discuss Rohingya crisis

The Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), based in the Turkish capital Ankara, has revealed that 61.5 percent of the world’s displaced people, whose number is estimated at more than 25 million, are f
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ISESCO to be part of visit to Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh

The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) will be part of a visit, to be organized by the government of Bangladesh on May 4, to the temporary camps for Rohingya Muslim refugees in Cox's Bazar district on the Bangladesh
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UN Security Council delegation meets top politicians, civil society leaders in Myanmar

The United Nations Security Council is continuing its mission to Bangladesh and Myanmar, taking a first-hand look at the plight of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who have fled across the border to escape violence.
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Another Myanmar minority is trapped by violence and in need of aid

While the world is focused on attacks on Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, a civil war rages, pitting government forces against another of the country’s minorities.
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Dhaka banks on UN Security Council to help send the Rohingya ‘home’

The visit of by a team from the UN's top body could give Bangladesh a way to get China and Russia to help repatriate hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees to Rakhine state in western Myanmar The post Dhaka banks on UN Security Council to help send the Rohingya ‘home’ appeared first on Asia Times .
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UNSC team in Bangladesh; vows to work to end Rohingya crisis

A United Nations Security Council team visiting Bangladesh promised on Sunday to work hard to resolve a crisis involving hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled to the country to escape military-led violence in neighboring Myanmar.
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UN appeals for financial support as monsoon rains barrel toward Cox’s Bazar camps

The lives of tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees hang in the balance as monsoon and cyclone seasons threaten camps in southern Bangladesh, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) warned on Friday, appealing for urgent financial support to pr
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Myanmar’s military intensify operations against another minority

With the Rohingya minority by and large fully expunged from Myanmar, an emboldened military is intensified operations against another target minority, the Kachin.The Kachin are a collection of several
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Leeds United's tour of Myanmar is morally corrupt, helping to promote a state that carries out mass murder

Comment: As the Shadow Minister for Sport, I am firmly of the belief that sport should be free from political interference on a day-to-day basis, unless absolutely necessary. On this occasion, I believe it to be absolutely necessary
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Myanmar’s fake repatriation of the Rohingya family

Myanmar has announced the repatriation of the first Rohingya family from Bangladesh, in what is supposed to be the beginning of a process which would see more than 700,000 move back across the border
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Early rains expose risks for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, but worst yet to come, warns UN

The arrival of pre-monsoon rains in southern Bangladesh has revealed an alarming level of risks for Rohingya refugees, United Nations humanitarian agencies said, warning that they do not have the funds needed to protect hundreds of thousands of desperate
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Rohingya refugees face fresh turmoil as monsoon rains could wash away temporary homes and spread disease

'Close to a million people are staying there, it's extremely crowded. People are not going to be able to find a place to hide or take shelter'
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Rohingya refugees rescued after drifting at sea for 9 days

About 80 Rohingya in a wooden boat arrived in Indonesia Friday, officials said, the latest batch of the vulnerable minority to come ashore in the world’s biggest Muslim majority nation
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We can’t engineer a way out of the cramped hell of Bangladesh camps

The huge cramped camps into which hundreds of thousands of persecuted Rohingya have fled from Myanmar could be a scene of mass calamity when the monsoon strikes.
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Violence against Rohingya exposed in 'shocking photographs'

A team of Reuters photographers have captured images of the refugees at their most vulnerable – mourning mothers, scarred children, and survivors of violent attacks
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EU continues to ignore Rohingya in Myanmar

The European Union is the largest economic block in the world and also has the distinction of holding a Nobel Prize. It has historically taken a lead on human rights issues and has prevented many a
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Dhaka denounces return of Rohingya family as ‘a PR stunt’

After hope that a meaningful process under which refugees may return home may be discussed, Bangladeshi officials say claims by Myanmar that a family was 'repatriated' are little more than propaganda
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​UK, Canada call for strong response to Rohingya crisis

The foreign ministers of the UK and Canada on Tuesday called for greater support from the international community to address the Rohingya refugee crisis.
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Over 400,000 Rohingya living in dire conditions within Myanmar: UN official

Apart from nearly 700,000 Rohingya refugees who have fled across the Myanmar border, a further 400,000 are living in “dire situations” at home, without access to healthcare or education, UN’s Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Ursula Mueller said on Tues
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7 Myanmar soldiers get 10 years jail for massacre of Rohingya Muslims

Myanmar's military sentenced recently seven personnel to 10 years in prison and hard labor as alleged accomplices in the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslims in troubled Rakhine state, where the country's security forces carried out a brutal crackdown against t
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Bangladesh: The hospital on the hill providing care to Rohingya refugees

“It’s important for patients with chronic diseases to have access to specialist healthcare and can be admitted to hospital when they need it.” Language English
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Bangladesh rejects Myanmar's Rohingya resettlement claim

Bangladesh's home minister said Myanmar's claim that the family had been "repatriated" was false, noting the family had never reached Bangladeshi territory.
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UN, Bangladesh ink MoU on safe, dignified return of Rohingya refugees

The United Nations refugee agency and the government of Bangladesh on Friday signed a cooperation agreement on the safe, dignified return of Rohingya refugees to their homes in Myanmar, “once conditions there are conducive.”
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Rohingya crisis highlights blockchain data issues

Blockchain-based biometric initiatives are working to give refugees identities. But are we aware of any unintended consequences of these growing databases?
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Despite warnings, Myanmar vows early Rohingya return

Rohingya refugees will be allowed to return to Myanmar “as soon as possible,” a minister said, despite a stillborn repatriation process and United Nations warnings that the safety of returnees could not be guaranteed.
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Philippines' Duterte cites 'genocide' in Myanmar, will take refugees

Drawing the ire of officials in Myanmar, Duterte then expressed sympathy for the Rohingya and offered to help. "I really pity the people there," Duterte said.
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Stalled peace process in Myanmar frustrating rebel armies

Peace talks in Myanmar's Karen State have stalled, with some arguing the actions of the military against the Rohingya in Rakhine State undermine the credibility of the government's claim to want peace.
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Philippines ​President ready to receive Rohingya refugees

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte of Philippines said "genocide" was taking place in Myanmar and he was willing to accept Rohingya refugees fleeing from it, though Europe should help too, the Reuters has reported.
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