Efforts are underway to resume tripartite talks among Bangladesh, China and Myanmar on Rohingya repatriation even though the negotiation with Myanmar remains halted for a long time.
Rohingya Crisis: US to provide $155m humanitarian assistance
The United States has announced to provide nearly $155 million in new humanitarian assistance, much of which will go towards the 2021 Bangladesh Joint Response Plan.
Dhaka for regional, multilateral Rohingya repatriation moves
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has said they should now seriously consider regional or multilateral initiatives for the repatriation of Rohingyas to Myanmar as it remains a compelling priority for Bangladesh.
D-8 Summit on April 8; focus on trade, investment, Rohingya crisis
Dhaka, Mar 31: Bangladesh will host the 10th D-8 (Developing-8) Summit on April 8 virtually in the context of Covid-19 new normal scenario that will focus on trade, investment, mineral resources, tourism, ICT, climate and Rohingya issues.
Rohingya Repatriation: Dhaka seeks Delhi’s strong role in UNSC
Dhaka, Mar 28: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has requested India, as a member of the United Nations Security Council, to play a “strong role” in the early repatriation of the displaced Rohingyas to Myanmar.
Rohingya Camp Fire: Australia announces additional $10mn aid
Dhaka, Mar 25 : Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Women Marise Payne on Thursday announced an additional $10 million in emergency assistance from the existing humanitarian budget to those affected by the fire at Cox’s Bazar Rohingya…
Rohingya camp fire: Death toll climbs to 11
The bodies of 11 people, including that of three women and two children, were retrieved from the debris after a fire swept through the Balukhali Rohingya camp in Ukhiya Upazila of Cox’s Bazar district on Monday.
Rohingya camp fire: 5 killed, hundreds rendered homeless
Cox’s Bazar, Mar 23 : At least five people, including three children, were reportedly killed in a fire that broke out at the Balukhali Rohingya camp in Ukhiya upazila of Cox’s Bazar district on Monday.
Fire at Rohingya camp in Ukhiya
Cox’s Bazar, Mar 22: A fire broke out at Balukhali Rohingya camp in Ukhiya upazila of Cox’s Bazar on Monday afternoon.
Dhaka seeks global community’s constructive role in early Rohingya repatriation
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has said the UN Human Right Council and the international community need to constructively engage with Myanmar for the early start of repatriation of Rohingyas to their homeland.
Bangladesh hopeful of continuing Rohingya repatriation talks
Dhaka, Feb 3 (UNB) : Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Wednesday said Bangladesh is hopeful of proceeding as per the plan to repatriate Rohingyas to Myanmar as history tells that Rohingyas had been repatriated twice in 1978 and…
Myanmar responds positively to begin Rohingya repatriation: FM
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Sunday said Myanmar responded positively to begin Rohingya repatriation with the next round of talks scheduled for the first week of February. “We got some positive responses. We told them it’s an opportunity…
Japan wants Rohingya repatriation start next year: Envoy
Dhaka, Dec 24 – Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Ito Naoki on Thursday said they want to see the start of repatriation process next year as Japan supports repatriation of Rohingyas to their homes in Rakhine State.
Halt Rohingya Relocation: 120 North American Imams urge BD
Washington D.C., 12/23/2020 – The Muslim North American leadership has found a united voice on human rights. A diverse group of 120 imams, chaplains, scholars and other leaders in the USA and Canada has signed onto a letter to the…
Rohingya relocation a suicidal process: BNP
Dhaka, Dec 06 – The BNP standing committee has termed suicidal the process of relocating Rohingyas to Bhashan Char and demanded the government halt it immediately.
Rohingya: Tripartite talks ‘in Beijing’ after Myanmar’s polls
Dhaka, Oct 23 – Bangladesh, Myanmar and China are planning to hold Foreign Minister-level tripartite talks after Myanmar’s national election in November to begin the repatriation of Rohingyas without any delay.
Unified voice of Myanmar neighbours must for Rohingya return
Dhaka, Oct 18 – The United States has sought an equal role from Myanmar’s all neighbours with “broad and unified voice” so that Rohingyas can get the confidence back to return to their homeland without any fear of further deportation.
Myanmar’s Rohingya repatriation pledge questioned
The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Thomas Andrews, has questioned Myanmar for not fulfilling its commitment over Rohingya repatriation.
Genocide: Canada, Holland call for supporting Gambia in ICJ
The Netherlands and Canada have said States parties to the Genocide Convention must resolve to prevent genocide but also, critically, to hold perpetrators in Myanmar to account.
Rohingya burden for govt’s ‘knee-jerk’ policy: BNP
Dhaka, Aug 25 – BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Tuesday said the government has not been able to resolve the Rohingya crisis due to its ‘knee-jerk’ foreign policy. “The government’s knee-jerk foreign policy and their weakness are…
Three years in review: No end in sight to Rohingya crisis
Myanmar has not taken a single Rohingya back home till date although the crisis enters the fourth year within a couple of days amid “lack of conducive conditions” in Rakhine required for a safe and sustainable return of Rohingyas, officials…
2 suspected Rohingya Yaba traders killed in Teknaf ‘gunfight’
Cox’s Bazar, July 25 – Two suspected Yaba traders were killed in a reported gunfight with members of Border Guard Bangladesh(BGB) in Chhurikhal area of Teknaf Upazila on Friday night.
Rohingya among 3 suspected criminals killed in 3 ‘gunfights’
Dhaka, July 22 (UNB) – Three suspected criminals, including a ‘Rohingya robber’, were killed in separate gunfights with law enforcers and criminals in Cox’s Bazar, Bogura and in the capital early Wednesday.
Isolation Centre visits to better Rohingya attitude on virus
As the humanitarian community scales up COVID-19 health response in the Cox’s Bazar, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) started visiting Isolation and Treatment Centre (ITC) to improve the Rohingyas’ attitudes towards the disease.
Rohingya Camp Corona case nightmare dev: Urgent action must
The detection of the first coronavirus positive case in the Rohingya Refugee Camp in Bangladesh has been termed as a nightmare scenario and the government plus the UN and humanitarian agencies have been asked to take swift action to prevent…
Let Rohingya refugees stranded at sea disembark: HR Lawyer
A senior human rights lawyer on Friday urged Bangladesh and Malaysia to allow Rohingya refugees near their shores to disembark and prevent stranding of asylum seekers at sea. In the statement issued through ‘Refugees International’ HR lawyer Daniel P. Sullivan…
Covid-19 Aid Limits in Bangladesh Imperil Rohingya – HRW
Refugee Camp Restrictions Threaten ‘Critical Services’ Bangkok – The Bangladesh government’s new Covid-19 restrictions on access to aid put Rohingya refugees at greater risk, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. The lockdown measures cut humanitarian workers in refugee camps by 80…
No Rohingya returned from Saudi Arabia: FM
Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen on Wednesday said no Rohingya has returned to Bangladesh from Saudi Arabia or any other country.
Court orders Myanmar to prevent Rohingya genocide
‘The ICJ finds that there is a real and imminent risk’ The International Court of Justice has ordered measures to prevent the genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. The decision comes despite de facto leader Aun San Suu Kyi personally…
‘Int’l ad-hoc tribunal should help Rohingya get justice
Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar Yanghee Lee on Thursday suggested forming an international ad-hoc tribunal, which she thinks, will work as complementary to ongoing efforts on accountability and justice front. “I’ve been stressing setting up…