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Camps empty as Rohingya fear return – China offers aid to Bangladesh

MAUNGDAW, Myanmar, June 30, (Agencies): The transit camp in Myanmar’s Rakhine state stands ready to welcome back 150 Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh every day. But on most days it lies completely empty, as members of the stateless minority dread returning to a place they were violently driven from by the …

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Myanmar targeted educated: Rohingya

BALUKHALI REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh, June 5, (AP): The last time Mohammed Hashim saw his brother alive, he begged for his life, his arms bound behind his back as soldiers marched the 35-year-old teacher away. It was Aug 26, the day after Rohingya Muslim separatist attacks on military outposts in the …

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Rohingya Muslims brace for monsoon

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh, May 27, (Agencies): Marooned on a dusty slope in the world’s largest refugee camp, Osiur Rahman looked to the hill where a Rohingya girl was buried in a landslide just days earlier and contemplated his chances should the earth give way beneath his feet. “Our families would …

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Rohingya Muslims face difficult Ramadan in refugee camps

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, May 16, 2018 (AFP) – The 12-year-old Rohingya refugee dreamed of Ramadan back in his own village — fish to break the day’s fast, gifts from his family and relaxing beneath the trees before evening prayers at the mosque. But for M.D. Hashim and others like him …

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UNSC shocked at scale of humanitarian crisis of Rohingya

NEW YORK, May 10 (KUNA) — Members of the UN Security Council expressed shock at the scale of the humanitarian crisis of the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmars Rakhine State and the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. From April 28 to May 1, the UNSC members visited Bangladesh and Myanmar as …

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Rohingya ordeal priority for Kuwait at the United Nations

Kuwait part of UNSC delegation to Myanmar and Bangladesh KUWAIT CITY, April 28, (KUNA): Kuwait Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah said Friday ordeal of Rohingya Muslim minority was a priority for Kuwait, specially during its UN Security Council membership. Kuwait’s humanitarian policy is one of the country’s foreign …

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‘Myanmar repatriates first Rohingya refugee family’

YANGON, April 15, (AFP): Myanmar’s government said it has repatriated the first family of Rohingya refugees, among the 700,000 who fl ed a brutal crackdown, but the move was slammed by rights groups as a publicity stunt which ignored warnings over the security of returnees. The stateless Muslim minority has …

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Myanmar lures Bangladesh Buddhists to take over Rohingya land

Dhaka, April 2, 2018 (AFP) -Myanmar authorities have lured dozens of mainly Buddhist Bangladeshi tribal families to cross the border and resettle on land abandoned by fleeing Muslim Rohingya, officials said Monday. About 50 families from remote hill and forest areas on the Bangladesh side, attracted by offers of free …

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‘Ethnic cleansing’ of Myanmar’s Rohingya continues: UN

Yangon, March 6, 2018 (AFP) -Myanmar is continuing its “ethnic cleansing” of the Rohingya with a “campaign of terror and forced starvation” in Rakhine state, a UN human rights envoy said on Tuesday, six months after a military crackdown sparked a mass exodus of the Muslim minority. Some 700,000 Rohingya …

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Myanmar defends troop build-up on Bangladesh border near Rohingya camp

Yangon, March 2, 2018 (AFP) -Myanmar on Friday defended deploying fresh troops to a border zone with Bangladesh where thousands of Rohingya refugees are camped, blaming a militant threat as Dhaka called for an immediate retreat to lower tensions along the troubled frontier. The increased security presence this week has …

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