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210-bed Corona facility underway for Rohingyas

UNICEF said it is preparing a 210-bed Severe Acute Respiratory Infection Isolation and Treatment Centre after the first coronavirus cases were confirmed among the Rohingya population in Cox’s Bazar. The first 90 beds will be ready by May 22 and the rest by 30 May. “While construction of the 210-bed facility is underway, UNICEF is converting a Diarrhoea Treatment Centre ... Read More »

Let Rohingya refugees stranded at sea disembark: HR Lawyer

A senior human rights lawyer on Friday urged Bangladesh and Malaysia to allow Rohingya refugees near their shores to disembark and prevent stranding of asylum seekers at sea. In the statement issued through ‘Refugees International’ HR lawyer Daniel P. Sullivan also called for denouncing hate speeches against them in the respective countries. Read More »

Valuing life differently: migrants and the coronavirus crisis

by Felix Bender and Magdalena Ulceluse on 1st May 2020 @FEHBender The coronavirus crisis has led many to revalue human life. But not, it seems, when the lives are of migrants. A lot has been said and written on the trade-off between health and economic performance during the lockdown. The idea of sacrificing the health of the population so the ... Read More »

A Call to Action on Myanmar’s Genocide Against the Rohingya

“As the spread of COVID-19 looms and threatens to obscure attention to one of the world’s gravest crimes, Refugees International wants to be clear: We believe that the state of Myanmar is responsible for the crime of genocide and that the United States and all governments that are parties to the Genocide Convention or support its objectives should take actions ... Read More »

1st batch of 164 Bangladeshis back home from Chennai

The first batch of Bangladesh nationals, who got stuck in India due to countrywide lockdown there, returned home from Chennai on Monday. The government in coordination with Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi facilitated the return of 164 Bangladesh nationals in the first batch. More similar special flights will be operated in next few days to bring back Bangladesh nationals ... Read More »

Myanmar lawyer details crimes against Rohingyas in 2013

Myanmar’s legal counsel in an ongoing genocide trial at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) once compared the government’s treatment of Rohingya Muslims to Nazi Germany’s treatment of Jews during the Holocaust, according to a previously unreleased video footage of 2013 obtained and published by Fortify Rights on Friday. Read More »