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Yanghee Lee warns ill-planned relocation of Rohingya refugees may ‘create new crisis’ GENEVA (BT) – The UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar called on Monday for the situation in Myanmar to be referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC) by the Security Council, or a state party or group of states parties. Speaking at the 40th […]

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Fund aims to build basic infrastructure, improve community resilience and help prevent gender-based violence, bank says DHAKA, Bangladesh (BT) – The World Bank (WB) has approved $165 million to help Bangladesh provide relief to Rohingyarefugees in the country, the bank said in a statement. “The grant will help Bangladesh provide basic services and build disaster […]

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Decrying ‘industrial-scale ethnic cleansing,’ UK minister urges Myanmar to create conditions to allow Rohingya to return DHAKA, Bangladesh (BT) – A top British official on Tuesday urged Myanmar’s authorities to ensure a safe environment for the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of persecuted Rohingya Muslims who fled the country since August 2017.  “This major man-made humanitarian crisis has been […]

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UN expert concerned over escalating conflict in Myanmar GENEVA (BT) – A UN expert expressed her concerns over the escalating conflict in northern and central Rakhine and Chin States of Myanmar on Friday, calling for the protection of civilians in the region. In a statement Yanghee Lee, the UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in […]

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 Resolution overwhelmingly clears chamber 394-1 WASHINGTON (BT) – The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation Thursday labeling as “genocide” Myanmar’s ongoing crimes against the country’s minority Muslim Rohingya population.  The resolution cleared the chamber 394-1. Steve Chabot, who introduced the legislation, said in a statement after its passage that he asked fellow lawmakers to “affirm that the […]

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Lou Aguila Bangkok ( BT)  The Myanmar government must first show ‘clear signs of sincerity’ of its recalibrated position of allowing the Rohingya back to their communities, particularly in violence-riddled Rakhine State of the country. Mark Green, the administrator of USAID (United States Agency for International Development, stressed this statement at the conclusion of his […]

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – SEPTEMBER 03: Peter Oborne, an author and columnist for the Daily Mail, Catherine West, an MP and member of the Parliamentary Select Committee on International Trade, Richard Cockett, editor and columnist at The Economist, Mark Farmaner, director of Burma Campaign UK, and S. Sayyid, a professor at the University of Leeds attend a […]

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NEW DELHI: The Centre on Tuesday said that the Army has been deployed to stop Rohingya Muslims’ infiltration into the country and has also directed the states not to let them spread. “The Border Security Force (BSF) and the Assam Rifles are deployed to stop further infiltration of the Rohingyas,” Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh […]

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Antonio Guterres writes ‘nothing could have prepared’ him for the ‘bone-chilling’ accounts he heard from Rohingyarefugees WASHINGTON  – UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres lashed out at the international community over the ongoing tragedies befalling Myanmar’s minority Muslim Rohingyapeople. In a scathing op-ed published in the Washington Post, Guterres recounted the horrors the Rohingya are being subjected to, saying nothing could […]

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