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Investigation to uncover the truth over Rohingya: ICC

International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has welcomed the decision to authorise an investigation into crimes committed against Rohingyas in Myanmar saying her investigation will seek to uncover the truth. “My Office will now focus on ensuring the success of its independent and impartial investigation,” she said in a statement on Thursday night. The ICC Prosecutor said this is ... Read More »

Create conditions in Rakhine for Rohingya repatriation: NAM

‘Comprehensive, durable solution sought addressing root causes’ Dhaka, Oct 27 – The heads of state or government of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) have underscored the importance of creating “conducive conditions” in Rakhine State for the voluntary return of Rohingyas to their place of origin in Myanmar in a “safe, secure and dignified” manner. Read More »

All women committees launched for Rohingya with IOM support

Dhaka, Sept 1 – To give Rohingya refugee women a platform to raise their voice, access to information and obtain referrals for service, “all women’s committees” were launched yesterday at the refugee camp with support from International Organization of Migration (IOM), said a press release of IOM.A total of 110 women are now active in those committees, including 10 with ... Read More »

US wants action, accountability for Rohingya Ethnic Cleansing

Dhaka, Aug 25 – The United States has called upon all those involved in Myanmar to respect human rights, allow unhindered humanitarian access, and engage in political dialogue to pursue peace. The US further said military abuses continue in Rakhine State and elsewhere in Myanmar due to lack of “accountability and civilian oversight.” Read More »

Halt Rohingya returns: Human Rights Watch

Ensure Refugees’ Security, Basic Rights, Equal Access to Citizenship New York – The Myanmar and Bangladesh governments should suspend plans to repatriate Rohingya refugees until returns are safe, voluntary, and dignified, Human Rights Watch said today. With new repatriations set to start on August 22, 2019, Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh camps protested that they will face the same violence and ... Read More »

Rohingya refugees disappointed again

Myanmar Delegation Fails to Make Convincing Case for Safe Return Meenakshi Ganguly Myanmar officials arrived at the sprawling refugee settlement in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh this week to discuss the repatriation of the Rohingya population. Read More »

Rohingya: Cox’s Bazar ecological balance at stake: Hasina

PM seeks global solution to climate change Dhaka, July 10 – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the environmental balance of Cox’s Bazar is under threat as settlements are being established there for Rohingyas clearing hills and forests. “For this (Rohingya presence), the natural equilibrium is being destabilised in that area… settlements are being established in the area clearing ... Read More »

Rain induced floods, landslides, Rohingya children at risk

Dhaka, July 9 (UNB) – Thousands of people in Cox’s Bazar Rohingya camps and host communities are facing the risk of flooding and landslides after several days of heavy rain, Unicef said on Tuesday. Some of the over 4,000 families affected in the camps, have been relocated to safe places. Unicef has appealed for $152.5 million to support the organisation’s ... Read More »

PM Hasina likely to talk Rohingya issue during China visit

Dhaka, June 22 – The Rohingya issue is likely to come up when Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina meets the Chinese President during her official visit in July, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen said on Saturday. “Myanmar has great respect for China. If Beijing requests Nay Pyi Taw, then we hope the [Rohingya] issue will be resolved quickly,” he said at ... Read More »

Teesta, Rohingya feature Dhaka-Delhi Foreign Minister-level talks

Dhaka, June 15 – Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has asked his new Indian counterpart S Jaishankar to expedite initiatives to resolve the Teesta issue and sought active supports over the Rohingya crisis in their maiden talks in Tajikistan, a foreign office statement said here today. “He (Momen) drew the Indian counterpart’s attention towards the pending much expected Teesta ... Read More »

Bangladesh seeks China, others, help solve Rohingya crisis

Yuxi City (Yunnan), June 12 (UNB) – Bangladesh has raised the Rohingya issue in an international media forum here and sought more Chinese and other Asian nations’ involvement to solve the Rohingya crisis for regional peace and stability. Bangladesh stressed that the Rohingya crisis needs to be solved permanently ensuring safe return of Rohingyas to their place of origin in ... Read More »