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Bangladesh, UNHCR dispute Myanmar's return claim on Rohingya

DHAKA / YANGON (Reuters) – The Bangladeshi government and UN refugee agency denied Sunday's allegation that Myanmar allegedly repatriated five members of a Rohingya family that neither the Bangladesh government nor the aid organization had participated in repatriation. Abul Kalam, the Bangladeshi government's refugee aid and repatriation commissioner, said a family of five living in the Konarpara region in the …

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Bangladesh, UNHCR dispute Myanmar's return claim on Rohingya

DHAKA / YANGON (Reuters) – The Bangladeshi government and UN refugee agency denied Sunday's allegation that Myanmar allegedly repatriated five members of a Rohingya family that neither the Bangladesh government nor the aid organization had participated in repatriation. Abul Kalam, the Bangladeshi government's refugee aid and repatriation commissioner, said a family of five living in the Konarpara region in the …

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Burma brings the first Rohingya family despite the U.N. Warnings back

Workers are preparing a muddy field near structures recently built by Burmese authorities on the outskirts of Maungdaw in Rakhine State in January 2018. The structures will be part of the reception center for Rohingya refugees from Taung Pyo Letwe, who have fled to Bangladesh. They have taken refuge from violence last year and are ready to return to Burma. …

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Myanmar backs the first Rohingya refugee family: government

YANGON (Reuters) – On Saturday, Myanmar repatriated the first Rohingya family of nearly 700,000 refugees who had fled to Bangladesh after months of talks with Dhaka and the United Nations warnings that the country was not ready to return , Flaming Rohingya refugees reported large-scale killings, rape, and arson. The United States and the United Nations have called the military …

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Skepticism as Myanmar announces the repatriation of the first Rohingya family

Yangon (AFP) – The Myanmar government said it had sent back the first family of Rohingya refugees under 700,000 who had fled brutal crackdown, but the move was flouted as a publicity stunt calling for warnings about the safety of human rights groups Returnees ignored. The stateless Muslim minority has gathered in shallow refugee camps across the border in Bangladesh …

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Rohingya Crisis: Myanmar says the first refugee family returns

image copyright Reuters Caption In neighboring Bangladesh, sprawling camps host a city-sized refugee population Myanmar says it has sent back the first family of Bangladeshi Rohingya refugees, despite a UN warning that it is not safe to return. Around 700,000 Rohingya have fled across the border to escape a brutal military action that began last August The UN accuses Myanmar …

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Growing up in the shadow of genocide: a young Rohingya story

Then the city fell silent. The day was empty except for the clatter of the distant gun. There was no one outside. The sound of children playing was gone. But soon the silence was replaced by the roar of vehicles of the security forces. I saw troops enter every corner of the city and take positions. Then I heard gunfire …

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How the families of 10 massacred Rohingya fled Myanmar

KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh (Reuters) – Rehana Khatun dreamed that her husband had come home. He appeared without warning in her village in western Myanmar, in front of her beautiful, mango-shaded wooden house. "He did not say anything," she said. "He was only there for a few seconds and then he was gone." Then Rehana Khatun woke up. She woke …

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The court in Myanmar rejects the release of journalists investigating the Rohingya crisis

. 11 April 2018 6:40 pm ET A court in Myanmar refused to file lawsuits against two Reuters journalists on Wednesday for their coverage of the Rohingya crisis on Wednesday, underscoring the country's increasingly problematic democratization. The case against reporters Wa lonely and Kyaw Soe Oo is a microcosm of the deterioration of press freedom, as Myanmar's military has displaced …

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When hope fades, Rohingya refugees seek the missing

COX & BAZAR, Bangladesh – The last time Nabi Hossain saw his older sister, they ran through paddy fields to escape the machine-gun fire of a military ambush in Myanmar. Somewhere in the chaos, he says, they were separated. Now, in a refugee camp in Bangladesh with tens of thousands of other Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar, Mr. Hossain spends many …

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