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UN starts registering Rohingya refugees

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The United Nations(UN)  and the Bangladesh government have started formally registering hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who have fled a military crackdown in Myanmar, a move that officials say would help their eventual return. More than 700,000 mostly Muslim Rohingya have escaped Buddhist-majority Myanmar since last August, when attacks by Muslim insurgents triggered a military offensive that the United Nations has likened to ethnic cleansing. Myanmar denies the accusations and has said it waged a legitimate counter-insurgency operation. The registration programme started jointly by the United Nations High Commissioner for

Senior citizen cards soon

A playful child on a rickshaw. Dhaka, Bangladesh. May 16, 2007.  (photo)
Social Welfare Minister Rashed Khan Menon today said the government will introduce senior citizen cards for the elderly people of the country aiming to ensure their dignified life. "There are 1.30 crore old aged people in the country. We are working to provide necessary A playful child on a rickshaw. Dhaka, Bangladesh. May 16, 2007.  (photo)facilities through providing them senior citizen cards," he told a function in the auditorium of Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF) at Agargaon in the city, an official release said. ...

Kiwi aid worker heads to help Rohingya

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Caritas Humanitarian Co-ordinator, Mark Mitchell, has just left for Bangladesh to assess the needs of Caritas Bangladesh as they provide aid to individuals and families caught up in the Rohingya refugee crisis, as well as to provide support on emergency response strategies. Violence against Rohingya in Rakhine State escalated to a critical point driving an estimated Rohingya671,500 Rohingya across the border into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Mr Mitchell stresses the complexity of this crisis, “A lasting resolution for Rohingya w...

Being a woman in a developing country

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Despite having female heads of state and many female politicians, Bengali women still struggle to find their role in society, however, as hardworking citizens, it seems like these women are ready to fight for what is rightfully theirs Being a woman has never been an easy task. Even in today’s modern world, where there are many movements supporting women’s rights and developments in women’s lives, there are still many challenges that a woman faces and fight against in her everyday life. These challenges get bigger and harsher especially if you are a woman who lives in the not so lucky part of the

Bangladesh, UN blast Myanmar ‘propaganda’ on Rohingya

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Bangladesh and the United Nations refugee agency on Sunday disputed Myanmar’s claim it had repatriated five members of a Rohingya family, saying neither the government of Bangladesh nor the aid agency had any involvement in any such repatriation. Abul Kalam, the Bangladeshi government’s Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner, said a family of five who were in the Konarpara area in no man’s land between the two countries, rohinga womanhad reentered Myanmar territory and had been taken to the reception center...

Myanmar’s repatriation proposal trickery, not trustworthy

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The governments of Bangladesh and Myanmar agreed, on 2nd October, to work on a repatriation plan. State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said that verified refugees will be accepted. But the question is how the terrified and traumatized refugees would be repatriated to Arakan/Rakhine State where they experienced, witnessed and fled the genocidal brutality of Myanmar troops, Rakhine terrorists and other vigilantes. Despite assurance by the Myanmar government the violence and brutality continue. There were arson attacks on Quarter No.5 of Maungdaw town even today. Therefore, the Myanmar government’s policy is obscure and its offer for repatriation is trickery. During recent weeks more than half a million Rohingya refugees have taken refuge in Bangladesh due to genocide by Suu Kyi-army r...