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Myanmar transit camps are empty, while Rohingya fear to return

The Transit Camp in Myanmar's Rakhine State is ready to welcome 150 Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh every day. But on most days it is completely empty, as members of the stateless minority are afraid to return to a place where they were forcibly evicted. "We are ready to receive them since January when we opened them," said Win Khaing, immigration …

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Secret U.N. Myanmar Agreement on Rohingya does not provide any guarantees of citizenship

YANGON / COX & BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – Rohingya refugees returning to Myanmar have no explicit guarantees under a secret agreement between the government and the United Nations, as seen by Reuters Citizenship or freedom of movement throughout the country. FILE PHOTO: Rohingya Refugees Playing Football at Kutupalong Refugee Camp in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, March 27, 2018. REUTERS / Clodagh …

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Myanmar transit camps are empty, while Rohingya fear to return

The Transit Camp in Myanmar's Rakhine State is ready to welcome 150 Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh every day. But on most days it is completely empty, as members of the stateless minority are afraid to return to a place where they were forcibly evicted. "We are ready to receive them since January when we opened them," said Win Khaing, immigration …

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Secret U.N. Myanmar Agreement on Rohingya does not provide any guarantees of citizenship

YANGON / COX & BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – Rohingya refugees returning to Myanmar have no explicit guarantees under a secret agreement between the government and the United Nations, as seen by Reuters Citizenship or freedom of movement throughout the country. FILE PHOTO: A Rohingya refugee child receives food rations in the Jamtoli refugee camp near Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, March 29, …

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Secret U.N. Myanmar Agreement on Rohingya does not provide any guarantees of citizenship

YANGON / COX & BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – Rohingya refugees returning to Myanmar have no explicit guarantees under a secret agreement between the government and the United Nations, as seen by Reuters Citizenship or freedom of movement throughout the country. FILE PHOTO: A Rohingya refugee child receives food rations in the Jamtoli refugee camp near Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, March 29, …

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Amnesty Intl challenges proceedings against the Myanmar military over Rohingya

Rohingya refugees shower in front of their tents on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh. (Wong Maye-E / Associated Press) by Verena Dobnik | AP 27. June at 01:10 UNITED NATIONS – Amnesty International released a report Wednesday that lists new evidence of atrocities against Myanmar's Rohingya population and mentions thirteen senior military commanders who …

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Exclusive: Myanmar rejects citizenship reform at private Rohingya talks

YANGON (Reuters) – YANGON (Reuters) – A senior Myanmar official has said that it would not be a reality. A Rohingya refugee walks at Jamtoli refugee camp in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, March 31, 2018. REUTERS / Clodagh Kilcoyne At a meeting in Copenhagen on June 8, Myanmar's Social Welfare Minister Win Myat Aye told a Secretary of State Kofi Annan …

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Myanmar officials implicated in crimes against Rohingya

Amnesty International has identified 13 Myanmar military and police officers as key figures in recent violent crimes against the minority of Rohingya Muslims and reiterates its call on the UN Security Council to bring the situation to the International Criminal Court Wednesday Published report states that nine out of eleven crimes against humanity listed in the Rome Statute, including murder, …

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The shock troops who drove the Rohingya out of Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar / COX & BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – In early August last year, a young lieutenant named Kyi Nyan Lynn flew to Rakhine State with hundreds of other Burmese soldiers. They were about to launch a campaign that would drive hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims out of their homes and set the region on fire. FILE PHOTO: Myanmar …

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In Rohingya camps in Bangladesh, monsoons are taking deadly casualties

If Toyoba Khatun had not been for her neighbors, she would almost certainly be dead. The 65-year-old Rohingya refugee was buried alive on June 10 after her house collapsed in the first rains of the monsoon. A video of her rescue shows her face exhausted with exhaustion as men dig desperately to pull her out of the mud that had …

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