Rohingya refugees headed to the Bhasan Char island board navy vessels from the south eastern port city of Chattogram, Bangladesh. Authorities sent a fourth group of Rohingya refugees to the newly developed island in the Bay of Bengal on Monday amid calls by human rights groups for a halt to the process.
Rohingya refugees travel on a naval vessel to be relocated to to the island of Bhasan Char, in Chattogram, Bangladesh. Authorities in Bangladesh sent a group of Rohingya refugees to a newly developed island in the Bay of Bengal on Saturday despite calls by human rights groups for a halt to the process. The government insists the relocation plan is meant to offer better living conditions while attempts to repatriate more than 1 million refugees to Myanmar would continue.
Rohingya refugees travel in a naval ship to be transported to an isolated island in the Bay of Bengal, in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Officials in Bangladesh sent a second group of Rohingya refugees to the island on Monday despite calls by human rights groups for a halt to the process. The Prime Minister‚Äôs Office said in a statement that more than 1,500 Rohingya refugees left Cox‚Äôs Bazar voluntarily under government management. Authorities say the refugees were selected for relocation based on their willingness, and that no pressure was applied on them. But several human rights and activist groups say some refugees have been forced to go to the island, located 21 miles (34 kilometers) from the mainland.
Local fisherman help ethnic-Rohingya people as they arrive on Lancok Beach, North Aceh, Indonesia. Indonesian fishermen discovered dozens of the hungry, weak Rohingya Muslims on the wooden boat adrift off Indonesia's northernmost province of Aceh late Monday, an official said.
Rohingya refugees react after being rescued in Teknaf near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Bangladesh's coast guard has rescued 382 starving Rohingya refugees who had been drifting at sea for weeks after failing to reach Malaysia, officials said.
Rohingya sits on a beach at Rawi island in Satun province Southern of Thailand. Thai officials say they have discovered 65 ethnic Rohingya Muslim refugees who were shipwrecked and stranded in southern Thailand.
Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie addresses a press conference at Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Nearly 700,000 Rohingya, a persecuted Muslim minority in Myanmar, are living in refugee camps in coastal Cox's Bazar after fleeing their villages following a military crackdown.
Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie visits the Red Cross field hospital at Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Nearly 700,000 Rohingya, a persecuted Muslim minority in Myanmar, are living in refugee camps in coastal Cox's Bazar after fleeing their villages following a military crackdown.
Rohingya Muslims, who were arrested from Churaibari village near the Tripura border, being taken to the district court from a police station in Karimganj district. The police arrested 30 Rohingyas on Monday night.
Rohingya Muslims look from a truck after being detained in Kyauktan township, about 100 kilometres from Yangon, Myanmar. Myanmar authorities detained more than a hundred Rohingya people when their boat drifted to shore morning in Kyauktan township, during what they said was an effort to sail to Malaysia.
In this photo provided by Assam Police are seen seven Rohingya immigrants being handed over to Myanmar authorities after completing deportation formalities, at Moreh border post in Manipur. The illegal immigrants were detained in 2012 and since then they were lodged in Cachar Central Jail in Assam's Silchar.
Rohingya refugee girls cross a makeshift bamboo bridge at Kutupalong refugee camp, where they have been living amid uncertainty over their future after they fled Myanmar to escape violence a year ago, in Bangladesh.
Rohingya refugees play at Balukhali Refugee Camp in Bangladesh. Investigators working for the U.N.'s top human rights body said Monday that Myanmar military leaders should be prosecuted for genocide against Rohingya Muslims, taking the unusual step of identifying six by name among those behind deadly, systematic crimes against the ethnic minority.
Rohingya refugees bathe at a hand water pump at Kutupalong refugee camp, where they have been living amid uncertainty over their future after they fled Myanmar to escape violence a year ago, in Bangladesh.
Rohingya refugees cry as they pray during a gathering to commemorate the first anniversary of Myanmar army's crackdown which lead to a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims to Bangladesh, at Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh.
Ethnic-Rohingya men line up to enter a temporary shelter in Bireuen, Aceh province, Indonesia. Indonesian fishermen rescued dozens of Rohingya Muslims from a boat stranded off Aceh province, police said, in the latest attempt by members of the persecuted ethnic group to flee Myanmar by sea.
Rohingya woman Hajira Khatoon, 27 sits at a temporary shelter provided by non-governmmental organizations and volunteers after an early Sunday fire razed down a Rohingya camp in the Kalindi Kunj area of New Delhi.
Rohingya refugees at their temporary shelters at Baruipur in South 24 Parganas. Many Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh and other places to escape violence in Myanmar's Rakhine State since August 25 when the army launched a military crackdown, triggering an exodus. Rohingyas are reportedly not ready to return to their countries.
A Rohingya refugee boy who was staying in no-man's land at Bandarban between Myanmar and Bangladesh border, clings to his father after arriving at Balukhali refugee camp 50 kilometres (32 miles) from, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.
Rohingya refugee women queue up outside a relief distribution center at Kutupalong near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. The gradual repatriation of more than 650,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees back to Myanmar from Bangladesh, scheduled to begin Tuesday, has been postponed amid widespread fears that refugees would be forced to return, a Bangladesh official said.
Rohingya refugee stand in a queue to get registered at Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's bazar, Bangladesh. Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed that they will try to complete the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled from violence in Myanmar within two years, Bangladesh's Foreign Ministry said.
Rohingya Muslim women with their children stand in a queue outside a food distribution center at Balukhali refugee camp 50 kilometres (32 miles) from, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Myanmar officials say a camp to house Rohingya Muslim and Hindu refugees who return from Bangladesh will be ready by its promised deadline next week. Myanmar and Bangladesh are discussing the logistics of how many Rohingya will be allowed into Myanmar and how they will be scrutinized to be placed in the camps. Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have fled violence that has been described as ethnic cleansing. Observers doubt Rohingya will return to Myanmar willing unless their safety is guaranteed.
Rohingya Muslims, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, walk with a bundle of firewood at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhiya, Bangladesh. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that the U.S. is deeply concerned by "credible reports" of atrocities committed by Myanmar's security forces and called for an independent investigation into a humanitarian crisis in which hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh.
Rohingya Muslims on a raft made with plastic containers cross over the Naf River from Myanmar into Bangladesh, near Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh. More than 600,000 members of the Muslim minority have fled to Bangladesh since August, when Rohingya insurgents attacked Myanmar police and paramilitary posts, and security forces responded with a scorched-earth campaign against Rohingya villages.
In this Nov. 4, 2017, photo, three Rohingya Muslims swim the Naf river while crossing the Myanmar-Bangladesh border in Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh. Rohingya Muslims escaping the violence in their homeland of Myanmar are now so desperate that some are trying to swim to safety in neighboring Bangladesh, even if they have never been in the water before.
Rohingya Muslims sit on a raft made with plastic containers on which they crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, as they wait for the permission to proceed forward, near Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh.
Light from a torch falls on the face of a Rohingya Muslim girl sitting with a group on a raft made with plastic containers on which they crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, as they wait for the permission to proceed forward, near Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh.
Rohingya refugee children attend recitation classes of the holy Quran in a newly opened madrasa, or religious school, amid material stocked for constructing latrines in Balukhali refugee camp, Bangladesh.
Rohingya Muslim woman, Rukaya Begum, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, holds her son Mahbubur Rehman, left and her daughter Rehana Bibi, after the government moved them to newly allocated refugee camp areas, near Kutupalong, Bangladesh.
Rohingya Muslim children, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, wait for their turn to receive food handouts distributed to children and women by a Turkish aid agency at Thaingkhali refugee camp, Bangladesh.
Rohingya Muslims, who spent four days in the open after crossing over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, carry their belongings after they were allowed to proceed towards a refugee camp, at Palong Khali, Bangladesh.
Newly arrived Rohingya Muslims, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, rest on an embankment after spending a night in the open as they have been prevented from moving ahead towards refugee camps by Bangladesh border guard soldiers at Palong Khali, Bangladesh.
Newly arrived Rohingya Muslims, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, rest on embankments after spending a night in the open as they have been prevented from moving ahead towards refugee camps by Bangladesh border guard soldiers at Palong Khali, Bangladesh.
Newly arrived Rohingya Muslims sit in the rain covering themselves with plastic sheets after Bangladesh border guard soldiers prevented them from moving ahead towards refugee camps at Palong Khali, Bangladesh.
Newly arrived Rohingya Muslims, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, rest after spending a night in the open as they have been prevented from moving ahead towards refugee camps by Bangladesh border guard soldiers at Palong Khali, Bangladesh.
Mohammad Sultan, an elderly Rohingya Muslim man, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, with severe dehydration due to diarrhoea is helped by villagers after the boat he was travelling in capsized near Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh.
Prashant Bhushan briefs media persons at the Supreme Court premises in New Delhi. Bhushan said the court had been expected to issue its ruling but delayed the decision until Nov. 21, saying it wants more time to hear a petition on behalf of his clients, two Rohingya challenging the government's deportation plans. The petition argues that deportation would violate their human rights.
Newly arrived Rohingya refugee Yosar Hossein, 7, carries his baby sister Noyem Fatima and walks past a muddy patch in Teknaf, Bangladesh. Barefoot and still wearing his school uniform, the 7-year-old is among more than a half million persecuted Rohingya Muslims fleeing neighboring Myanmar.