Gulf Times - Rohingya
60 Rohingya babies born a day in Bangladesh refugee camps: UN

60 Rohingya babies born a day in Bangladesh refugee camps: UN

More than 16,000 Rohingya babies have been born in refugee camps located in Cox's Bazar since the influx began.

Rohingya will be safe in areas 'designated' for them: Myanmar army chief

Rohingya will be safe in areas 'designated' for them: Myanmar army chief

Rohingya refugees who return to Myanmar will be safe as long as they stay in the model villages built for them, the country's army chief has said, renewing fears they will be kept in settlements indefinitely.

Girl killed in landslide at Rohingya refugee camp

Girl killed in landslide at Rohingya refugee camp

Pre-monsoon showers lashed the refugee camps on Friday after a week of thunderstorms, with strong winds sending some tarpaulin roofs of the temporary shelters housing the refugees flying.

Myanmar urged to hold "proper" probe into atrocities against Rohingya

Myanmar urged to hold "proper" probe into atrocities against Rohingya

Myanmar must hold a "proper investigation" into alleged atrocities against the Rohingya, a UN Security Council envoy said Tuesday, after the highest-level diplomatic visit to an area from which 700,000 members of the Muslim minority have been driven out.

UN Security Council puts spotlight on Rohingya refugee crisis

UN Security Council puts spotlight on Rohingya refugee crisis

UN Security Council envoys began a four-day visit to Bangladesh and Myanmar on Saturday to see firsthand the aftermath of a Myanmar military crackdown that Britain, the United States and others have denounced as ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims.

Myanmar minister says conditions in Rohingya refugee camps "very poor"

Myanmar minister says conditions in Rohingya refugee camps "very poor"

A Myanmar minister expressed concerns on Thursday about "very poor conditions" in Rohingya refugee camps in neighbouring Bangladesh, and said repatriation of the Muslim minority should start as soon as possible due to the coming monsoon season.

Flawed return deal offers no way back for Rohingya refugees

Flawed return deal offers no way back for Rohingya refugees

Bungling, distortion and diplomatic doublespeak have hollowed out the deal to repatriate Rohingya from Bangladesh to Myanmar, with refugees refusing to return to a homeland that remains perilously insecure.

Bangladesh plays down return of Rohingya family to Myanmar

Bangladesh plays down return of Rohingya family to Myanmar

Five family members among the 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who fled Myanmar after a military crackdown was launched last year, returned from the border region into Myanmar.

Despite UN warnings, Myanmar vows early Rohingya return

Despite UN warnings, Myanmar vows early Rohingya return

Rohingya refugees will be allowed to return to Myanmar "as soon as possible", a minister said, despite a stillborn repatriation process and UN warnings that the safety of returnees could not be guaranteed.

Rohingya stranded at sea rescued by Indonesian fishermen

Rohingya stranded at sea rescued by Indonesian fishermen

News of the rescue comes several days after the arrival in Malaysia of another boat carrying dozens of members of the persecuted minority from Myanmar.

Bangladesh denies Rohingya boat set sail from its shores

Bangladesh denies Rohingya boat set sail from its shores

Bangladesh officials said on Monday a fishing boat carrying Rohingya Muslims to Southeast Asia did not set sail from its shores, where close to one million refugees live in congested camps.

Efforts made to 'cleanse' Rohingya, UN genocide adviser says

Efforts made to 'cleanse' Rohingya, UN genocide adviser says

The UN's top official on preventing genocide said Tuesday efforts were made to "cleanse" the Rohingya and that returning the persecuted Muslim minority to Myanmar risked further atrocities against them.