Three nations to jointly evaluate Rohingya repatriation progress

An informal trilateral meeting involving officials from Myanmar, Bangladesh, and China has led to the formation of a “tripartite joint working mechanism” to evaluate the situation on the ground for Rohingya repatriation, according to Dr AK Abdul Momen, the Bangladesh Foreign Minister.

Bangladesh Foreign Minister

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Another landmine blast on Burma-Bangladesh border kills Rohingya refugee

A landmine explosion has killed a Rohingya refugee on the Burma-Bangladesh border, according to Lieutenant Colonel Ali Haidar Azad Ahmed, Commanding Officer of 34 BGB Battalion, Cox’s Bazar.

Rohingya refugee cross Burma-Bangladesh border fence for their firewoods

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Women protest Rohingya genocide and rape outside Unilever HQ, call for disinvestment from Burma

About 30 women from various organizations gathered in front of the Unilever Head Office in London calling on the company to disinvest from Burma because of genocide and rape of the Rohingya on March 8, 2018 – International Women’s Day.

Women hold banner in front of Unilever HQ in London

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President and Prime Minister urge Myanmar to settle Rohingya issue

President Abdul Hamid urged the outgoing Myanmar Ambassador in Dhaka Myo Myint Than to convey the message to his government to repatriate the Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh when the ambassador made a farewell call on him at Bangabhaban, on May 11 at afternoon, according to press release, government office.

Abul Hamid, the president of Bangladesh

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Rehabilitate Displaced Rohingyas in their original places and properties in Arakan

Arakan Rohingya National Organisation (ARNO)

Press release

29 April 2017

Rehabilitate Displaced Rohingyas in their original places and properties in Arakan

Arakan Rohingya National Organisation (ARNO) strongly condemns the Myanmar government plan to resettle Rohingya Muslims displaced by recent atrocity crimes in “camp-like” villages.
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Rakhine Commission visits Bangladesh camp on fact-finding mission

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh:  A six-member delegation from the Rakhine Commission was greeted by protests as they arrived at an unregistered camp in Bangladesh on March 19.

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The Annan Commission needs to be successful

By Habib Siddiqui

On Friday, 19 August 2016, the first World Rohingya Day demonstrations took place around the world. Rallies and demonstrations took place in London, UK; Washington DC, New York, Chicago; Toronto, Canada; Stockholm, Sweden; Boston; Los Angeles; and many other places. The speakers demanded end to the ongoing genocide of Rohingya people who are indigenous people of Myanmar (formerly Burma) living in their ancestral lands.
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