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IOM ensures return of 148 Bangladeshis stranded in Libya

Dhaka, Jan 29 – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, through its Voluntary Humanitarian Return (VHR) programme facilitated the safe return of 148 Bangladeshi migrants stranded in Libya, said a press release. A charter flight carrying returnees, including conflict, wounded, survivors of failed attempts sneak into Europe through the sea, and former detainees, arrived in Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport yesterday morning. ... Read More »

Bangladesh: Rohingya children get access to education

The Bangladesh government has announced it will offer schooling and skills training opportunities to Rohingya refugee children, two and a half years after they were forced to flee crimes against humanity in Myanmar. Amnesty International and other human rights organizations have been campaigning for the nearly half a million Rohingya children in Bangladesh’s refugee camps to be allowed to enjoy ... Read More »

Rohingyas will return as soon as assured safety, security

Dhaka, Dec 19 – Rohingyas have said they would return to Rakhine as soon as the Myanmar government would ensure safety and security for them as they don’t want to stay in the camps. The Rohingyas placed these demands before the visiting Myanmar delegation who paid a two-day long visit to Cox’s Bazar, sources said. Read More »

Stop genocide, Suu Kyi told at Int’l Court of Justice

The Hague, December 10, 2019 – Twenty-eight years to the day after Aung San Suu Kyi’s husband and sons accepted her Nobel Peace Prize while she remained under house arrest in Myanmar, the former pro-democracy icon appeared in a United Nations court ready to defend her country’s army from allegations of committing genocide against the Rohingya minority. Read More »

UN to resolve the Rohingya humanitarian crisis

By Askiah Adam The Rohingya refugees have, for decades now, been fleeing their homeland, the Rakhine province in Myanmar. Mostly through Yangon’s inaction, elements of the military and members of the majority Buddhist population were left to run rampage amongst this helpless Muslim minority. Made stateless by Yangon in 1982, left totally vulnerable to the frightful violence of rape, mass ... Read More »

All eyes on Hague; hearing on Myanmar genocide begins

The hearing on genocide by Myanmar against Rohingyas is all set to begin at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Tuesday in The Hague, Netherlands as the Gambia asked the top UN court to urgently order measures “to stop Myanmar’s genocidal conduct.” Bosnia and Herzegovina had asked for provisional measures when filing its Genocide Convention case against the Federal ... Read More »

Forced to flee. displaced with a dream. time for action

By Yasmine Sherif UNITED NATIONS, Dec 6 2019 (IPS) – Genesis smiles and holds her hand up proudly to answer questions in class. She claps her hands in support of her classmates when they answer the teachers’ questions correctly. “I miss my cousins and aunts in Venezuela, she says.” Her smile fades and her lips tighten. She struggles to hold ... Read More »

‘I Am Dying, I Can’t Breathe, Ma’

Pham Thi Tra May, 26 years, from Nghen Town, Ha Tinh, Vietnam. Tra May was one of 39 people being smuggled into Britain in a refrigerated lorry by criminal gangs who thrive on migrants seeking better lives in places away from their home countries. All 39 were found dead in Essex on 23 October 2019. Read More »