|US Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration Ms Anne Richard in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, visiting a camp for Rohingya refugees, January 22, 2015. Photo: Rohingya Community in Norway - RCN|
The US sees the “real solution” to the Rohingya refugee issue lies in their going back to Myanmar when the situation changes in the Rakhine State, said US Assistant Secretary of State of the Department of Population, Refugees and Migration Ms Anne Richard, according to a report on BDnews24.com on January 23.
|Ms Yanghee Lee (4-L), United Nations Special Rapporteur for Myanmar, arrives as Muslim children demonstrate with posters at Thet Kel Pyin Muslim Internally Displaced Persons camp near Sittwe in Rakhine State, January 8, 2015. Photo: Nyunt Win/EPA|
Rohingya living in refugee camps in Sittwe Township in Rakhine State staged a demonstration Saturday asking for the right to vote in the upcoming 2015 general elections during the visit of UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar.
|A Rohingya woman carries a water pot at Bawdupah internally displaced people's camp on the outskirts of Sittwe, Rakhine State on May 18, 2013. Photo: Soe Than Win/AFP|
The Rakhine State government will file a complaint with the Myanmar government if the United Nations intervenes and calls for citizenship for Rohingyas in western Myanmar, according to the state minister in a statement issued on January 7.
|Europe-based Rohingyas held their first conference in Esbjerg, Denmark December 27-28, 2014. Photo: rohingyablogger.com|
Europe based Rohingyas held their very first conference in Esbjerg, Denmark, from 27 to 28 December 2014. The attendees discussed the intercommunal tensions in Rakhine State and the legal and human rights implecations of the ongoing conflict.
|Muslim girls read the Koran at a seminary at a temporary mosque in Gong Dokka internally displaced persons camp near Sittwe, Rakhine State, April 22, 2014. Photo: Nyunt Win/EPA|
The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution urging Myanmar to grant citizenship to its Rohingya Muslim minority and grant them equal access to services.
Geneva (AFP) - About 53,000 people left Bangladesh and Myanmar on treacherous smuggling boats bound for Thailand and Malaysia this year, about 540 of them dying on the journey, the UN refugee agency said November 5.