Bangladesh army chief General Aziz Ahmed reportedly set to visit Myanmar from Dec. 8-13; trip follows high-profile visit to China.
Speaking at the ASEAN-UN Summit, State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi responds to UN chief’s comments on Rohingya return by saying Myanmar open to ‘practical’ solutions.
Rakhine State authorities received 29 Rohingya refugees Tuesday, bringing the number of voluntary returnees to over 300 as officials work to rehabilitate and resettle them.
Rohingya refugees to begin moving to Bhasan Char in Bay of Bengal next month, Bangladesh says, despite concerns over the island’s vulnerability to cyclones and flooding.
At meeting in New York, senior officials from Myanmar, China and Bangladesh say Joint Working Group to expedite Rohingyas’ return will hold first meeting next month.
An increasing number of Rohingya refugees have been killed in alleged gunfights with law enforcement in Cox’s Bazar.
Some say crime in the camps is aided by unregistered SIM cards and massive data usage. Others say blocking the internet will only invite greater crises.
He is the 2nd official in 2 days to be reassigned amid speculation over who was behind Aug. 25 rally that drew hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who earlier fled Myanmar.
Some 100,000 gathered to pray Sunday, the two-year anniversary of the brutal Myanmar military crackdown that sent more than 730,000 Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh.
While Myanmar has undertaken necessary preparations for the safe return of its displaced in Bangladesh, Bangladesh has failed to do the same, argues a guest contributor.
Rohingya groups say conditions not right for repatriation; in meeting with Myanmar Army chief, ambassador also calls for end to ethnic alliance’s attacks in Shan State.
Govt yet to fulfill election promise to allow the refugees—more than half of whom are Rohingya—to work.
On the Rohingya crisis, the government must prepare to work with ASEAN and others, but ultimately the solution will have to come from within.
The smugglers themselves were Rohingya known to be human traffickers living in the area in Bangladesh since before the 2017 attacks.
Founder Dr. Cynthia Maung vows to continue serving border, migrant communities at Mae Sot health center despite funding challenges.