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Myanmar willing to take back all Rohingya refugees, top official says

Myanmar willing to take back all Rohingya refugees, top official says

Myanmar is willing to take back all 700,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees who have fled to Bangladesh if they volunteer to return, the country’s national security adviser U Thaung Tun said on Saturday. He was speaking at the Shangri-La Dialogue, a regional security conference in Singapore, where he was asked if the situation in Myanmar’s Rakhine […]

June 4, 2018 | By | Reply More
Myanmar willing to take back fewer than 400 Rohingya refugees

Myanmar willing to take back fewer than 400 Rohingya refugees

Myanmar has said it is willing to take back fewer than 400 Rohingya refugees of the 8,000 who have said they would voluntarily return from Bangladesh. U Myint Thu, Myanmar’s permanent secretary for foreign affairs, said that of the list of thousands of returnees submitted by the Bangladesh government, they had deemed only 374 eligible […]

March 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
Myanmar, Bangladesh sign deal to return hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees

Myanmar, Bangladesh sign deal to return hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees

Myanmar and Bangladesh have signed a memorandum of understanding for the return home of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled to the neighbouring country to escape an army crackdown, a senior Myanmar official says. “We are ready to take them back as soon as possible after Bangladesh sends the forms back to us,” […]

November 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
At least 14 dead as Rohingya refugee boat sinks off Bangladesh

At least 14 dead as Rohingya refugee boat sinks off Bangladesh

At least 14 Rohingya refugees, most of them children, drowned and scores more were missing Monday after their overloaded boat capsized, the latest tragedy to strike those fleeing violence in Myanmar. Authorities in Bangladesh said the boat was carrying 60 to 100 people when it overturned and sank in rough seas on Sunday night. The […]

October 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Bangladesh imposes mobile phone ban on Rohingya refugees

Bangladesh imposes mobile phone ban on Rohingya refugees

Bangladesh has banned telecommunication companies from selling mobile phone connections to Rohingya refugees, citing security concerns for the latest restrictions, officials said Sunday. Bangladesh’s four mobile phone providers were threatened with fines if they provide any of the nearly 430,000 newly arrived refugees from Myanmar with phone plans while the ban is in force. “For […]

September 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Aid group warns of death among Rohingya in Bangladesh

Aid group warns of death among Rohingya in Bangladesh

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh could die due to a lack of food, shelter and water available for the huge numbers of them fleeing violence in Myanmar, an aid agency warned on Sunday. Nearly 410,000 members of the Rohingya Muslim minority fled from western Rakhine state to Bangladesh to escape a military offensive that the United […]

September 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Rohingya refugees forced to scramble for aid in Bangladesh

Rohingya refugees forced to scramble for aid in Bangladesh

Every day Sunabhan joins thousands of other Rohingya refugees by the roadside near her settlement in southern Bangladesh waiting for aid trucks to arrive and readying herself for the desperate scramble for food. Like most of the nearly 400,000 refugees who have flooded into Bangladesh in the past three weeks to escape violence in Myanmar, […]

September 16, 2017 | By | Reply More