Half a million displaced in 'critical humanitarian crisis' in Myanmar

More than 507,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since Myanmar launched its crackdown

Royce added that the Trump administration has promised $32 million in assistance - $28 million of which will go to Bangladesh, where roughly half a million Rohingya have fled from across the border since late August.

This time Bangladeshi government, while extending them hospitality has been strict and ordered restrictions including no sim cards, and confining the whole refugee population to one camp in Kutpalong.

Some 515,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh from Myanmar's western state of Rakhine in an unrelenting movement of people that began after Myanmar security forces responded to Rohingya militant attacks with a brutal crackdown.

Over-burdened with over half a million Rohingya refugees from Myanmar seeking shelter in Bangladesh, the country's Foreign Secretary, Shahidul Haque on Friday said that the immigration of the minority Muslims from the Buddhist-dominated country can not end the on-going crisis.

Buddhist-majority Myanmar has blocked most access to the area, although some agencies have offices open in towns there and the International Committee of the Red Cross is helping the Myanmar Red Cross to deliver aid.

Bangladesh's Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque is said to have conveyed this to his counterpart S Jaishankar while he was in New Delhi to attend the World Economic Forum meeting.

US Senate Intelligence Panel Leaders to Release Interim Report on Russia Probe
He said that the requirements would be the "lightest touch possible, and similar to rules the rest of the media already have". But content of the 3,000 Facebook adverts linked to Russian Federation will not be publicly released.

The violence, backed by radical Buddhist monks, has left scores of Rohingya villages torched and completely destroyed. "The two sides have agreed to a proposal to set up a joint working group to coordinate the repatriation process".

A Myanmar official tally says hundreds of people died as violence consumed remote communities, including Rohingya, AFP reported.

IMO said it appealed this week to nations for 120 million dollars through March to provide desperately needed aid to the Rohingya refugees who have flooded into Cox's Bazar over the past six weeks.

Addressing a seminar organised by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Singh asked why some people were objecting to the deportation of Rohingyas when Myanmar was ready to accept them. It considers the Muslims as illegal migrants from Bangladesh.

Mohammad Amin, who arrived in Bangladesh on Sunday with two neighbours in a rickety boat, said he would consider returning if their safety was guaranteed.

In a speech to the UN General Assembly last month, Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina proposed creating UN-supervised safe zones inside Myanmar and accused authorities of laying landmines on the border to prevent the Rohingya from returning.

Related:

Comments

Latest news

Bayern Munich Appoints Jupp Heynckes As Coach
The first is Julian Nagelsmann at Hoffenheim and former Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel is the second. This would be the 72-year-old's fourth spell with the German giants. "I'm looking forward to it".

Las Vegas massacre: Stephen Paddock booked hotel room overlooking other music festivals
She said in a statement released by her lawyer that she feared that might be his way of breaking up with her, but nothing more. He said Paddock lived a "secret life" and 'meticulously planned on the worst domestic attack in United States history'.

BlackBerry 'Krypton' Motion smartphone with Full Touchscreen leaked online
Of course, BlackBerry security additions on the software front will also be a part of this smartphone, when it is launched. Apart from Krypton , it is believed that BlackBerry is also working on another device code-named Juno, notes India Today.

Las Vegas shooter reportedly wired $100K to Philippines
The Daily Mail newspaper in the United Kingdom published several photos taken in Paddock's room after the shooting. The Las Vegas shooter's girlfriend says in a statement that she knew him "as a kind, caring, quiet man".

Confident, versatile New York Yankees will test Cleveland Indians
The Yankees are a great team, according to Pluto, though "they weren't supposed to be quite as good this year as in the past". Pluto would've rather seen the Indians play the Twins than the Yankees , but he said the Indians are clearly the better team.

Justice Department rolls back protections for transgender workers
It's not the first time the Trump administration has broken with its predecessor on how to interpret Title VII . Several LGBTQ civil rights groups blasted Sessions' directive.

VP Pence to Hold National Space Council Meeting in Virginia
Perhaps we'll see some changes to the budget later this year, or perhaps with the president's budget request early next year. Orbital ATK's Thompson said the USA should be able to put astronauts on the moon within five years through such vehicles.

Officers recover 23 guns from Las Vegas shooter's hotel room
They said that Danley, who is Australian, had arrived in the Philippines more than a week before the shooting. Earlier it was reported that the shooter brought to the hotel room Mandalay Bay not more than 16 firearms.

Saudi King on Historic Visit to Moscow
And Russia is close to Iran, a fierce adversary of Saudi Arabia despite their status as OPEC members. The recovery in oil markets has helped other commodities, he added.

Iran, Turkey vow to boost military ties amidst Kurds' independence move
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who also met with Erdogan, said "the referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan was a betrayal". As the Iraq war unfolded in 2003, and later the crisis in Syria, Turkey grew concerned over American support to Iraqi Kurds.

'Hell In A Cell 2017' Kickoff Show Match Announced
Nakamura quickly got the upper hand on Mahal, but the Singhs jumped on him and allowed Mahal the opportunity to hit The Khallas. Question now is how will Shane McMahon react? It's expected that this match will serve as the main event of the show.

President Trump expels 15 Cuban diplomats following mysterious 'sonic attacks'
Rubio, who had been calling for the State Department to retaliate against Cuba for the attacks, applauded the decision on Tuesday. What's more, the paper says investigators "have been unable to duplicate in a lab the effects the diplomats have experienced".

Why did Stephen Paddock do it? Investigators don't yet know
Speaking about Paddock, Juertes said the man used to visit his mother occasionally but never interacted with the other residents. He had bought a $369,000 home in a retirement community with the proceeds of a real estate business worth around $2m.

Marilou Danley not involved in Las Vegas shooting
Danley posted photos to Facebook from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino three years ago. Prior to the attack, Lombardo wired thousands of dollars to the Philippines.

Google announces donut-sized Google Home speaker
Well, now instead of having to strain your lovely operatic voice to cajole them into moving faster, you Google can help instead. It can sit in either vertical or horizontal orientation, and it comes in both "chalk" and 'charcoal'.

Other news