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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks at the ASEAN-UN Summit in Bangkok, with Myanmar's de facto head Aung San Suu Kyi in the room
The incident comes 2 days after a second failed attempt to repatriate the refugees, who say they won't return unless they are promised security and citizenship in their homeland
Bangladesh refugee commissioner Mohammad Abul Kalam says he is 'optimistic' about a new repatriation process scheduled to start on Thursday, August 22
Some 740,000 Rohingya who fled a crackdown by Myanmar's military in 2017 in Rakhine state still fear for their safety if they return to Myanmar
Amnesty International says it is 'astonishing' the report failed to mention the military atrocities that drove the Rohingya out, the continued segregation of those who remained, or ongoing armed conflict in Rakhine
'Over a quarter of a million Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have now been jointly registered and provided with identity cards by Bangladesh authorities and UNHCR,' spokesman Andrej Mahecic tells reporters in Geneva
(UPDATED) About 200 more are thought to be trapped at sea in Thai waters
Pence adds to the pressure on Suu Kyi, who this week has had an Amnesty International honor revoked and faced sharp words from Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad
'Amnesty International cannot justify your continued status as a recipient of the Ambassador of Conscience award and so with great sadness we are hereby withdrawing it from you,' says the group
The messages, broadcast in Burmese and Rohingya, warned the refugees to 'leave the area under Myanmar's jurisdiction or face prosecution'
Army chief Min Aung Hlaing also cast doubt on the allegations raised by refugees in Bangladesh, many of whom shared stories of extrajudicial killings, arson and rape
Rohingya women and girls in Bangladesh have provided consistent accounts of sexual violence – reports verified by conflict monitors – but Min Aung Hlaing says his forces have 'no such history of sexual abuse'
(UPDATED) Bangladesh and Myanmar are supposed to begin repatriation in January but the plan is repeatedly delayed as both sides blame the other for a lack of preparation
(UPDATED) The United Nations says Myanmar must still address 'critical issues of freedom of movement, social cohesion, livelihoods, and access to services'
The Rohingya refugees are vulnerable to deadly landslides and floods, particularly in the Cox's Bazar region
Myanmar has been trumpeting its readiness to take back refugees, who are massed across the border in Bangladesh, and built reception centers and transit camps for returnees
Myanmar denies seeking to eradicate the minority but refuses to give UN investigators access to an area where thousands of Rohingya are believed to have been killed
Myanmar denies the allegation, saying it launched a proportionate crackdown on Rohingya rebels
The Philippines is one of 10 countries that voted against a UN resolution urging Myanmar to end a military campaign against Muslim Rohingya
Human Rights Watch says dozens of buildings were burned the same week Myanmar and Bangladesh signed a memorandum of understanding on November 23
'Just trust in our capacity to care. Ang mga Pilipino, malaki ang mga puso niyan. Puwede nating suportahan ang mga kababayan natin dito habang sinusuportahan ang mga mamamayang nakakaranas ng karahasan at pambubusabos,' says journalist and UNHCR advocate Atom Araullo
(UPDATED) 'In the name of all those who have persecuted you, who have harmed you, in the face of the world's indifference, I ask for your forgiveness,' says Pope Francis
Francis, the first pope to visit Muslim-majority Bangladesh in 31 years, arrives in a locally-made popemobile at Suhrawardy Udyan park where nearly 100,000 people wait to celebrate the mass
But Federica Mogherini's optimistic tone appears sharply at odds with the realities on the ground in a crisis that has seen 620,000 Rohingya flee rape, murder and arson
During his 3-day Philippine visit for the 31st ASEAN Summit, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull meets with world leaders to discuss global and regional concerns
'Nearly 5 years later, this issue is now a full-blown humanitarian crisis and it’s time for the Association of South-East Asian nations (ASEAN) to present a regional response'
Authorities in Bangladesh are bracing for another possible surge in Rohingya arrivals
(UPDATED) Coast guard and border guard officials say the boat was overloaded with about 100 people when it sank in the mouth of the Naf river
(UPDATED) Marriages between Bangladeshis and Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim refugees are banned in Bangladesh
Myanmar's Rakhine state is already emptied of half of its Rohingya population, and more are on the move
The refugees follow more than half a million fellow Rohingya who have emptied out of northern Rakhine in a single month, fleeing an army crackdown and communal violence the UN says amounts to "ethnic cleansing."
(UPDATED) 'The situation has spiraled into the world's fastest developing refugee emergency, a humanitarian and human rights nightmare,' says UN chief Antonio Guterres
The government NGO Affairs Bureau clears 30 local and international groups to meet 'emergency needs' in camps and says more will follow
UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson warns that the violence in Rakhine state is 'a stain on the country's reputation' so soon after its transition to democratic rule
(UPDATED) The mass exodus of Rohingya refugees to neighboring Bangladesh has billowed into an humanitarian emergency as aid groups struggle to provide relief to a daily stream of new arrivals
Bangladesh authorities says they will build a massive camp on an 800-hectare plant for homeless Rohingya Muslim refugees
Tens of thousands more are believed to be on the move inside Rakhine fleeing burning villages the army and ethnic Rakhine mobs only to become stranded in hills without food water shelter or medical care
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One year after struggling ashore during Southeast Asia s human trafficking crisis hundreds of desperate Rohingya migrants remain in limbo forgotten footnotes as record numbers worldwide flee violence and persecution
The United Nations says the Rohingya must not be forgotten as Myanmar goes through a democratic transformation
The Rohingya weren t the first group of refugees to seek asylum in the Philippines
Aksi ini adalah kesadaran kemanusiaan umat Buddha di vihara tersebut bersama komunitas Muslim setempat
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