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2 more Rohingyas die from coronavirus in Cox’s Bazar

Two more Rohingya men died from coronavirus on Monday, taking total death in the Rohingya camp to three. One of them was 58 years old and a resident of camp-10 while another  was 70 years and a resident of  camp-7, said Dr Abu Toha MRH Bhuiyan, health coordinator of the Refugee, Relief and Rehabilitation Commission. Besides, five more Rohingyas were ... Read More »

Rescue, disembark Rohingyas floating at sea: IOM

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has said they are “increasingly concerned” about the plight of hundreds of Rohingyas believed to be stranded at sea, noting that cyclone Amphan signalled a ferocious start to the cyclone season in the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea. “A coordinated response to this situation, inclusive of search and rescue operations and safe disembarkation, ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

FRC alarmed by Myanmar’s genocide denial against Rohingyas

The Free Rohingya Coalition (FRC) has refuted the findings of Myanmar’s Independent Commission of Enquiry that there is “no” or “insufficient” evidence to establish the genocidal intent behind Myanmar’s destruction of the Rohingya community in Myanmar and the mass deportations of estimated 800,000 Rohingyas into Bangladesh in 2016 and 2017. Read More »

Rohingyas will return as soon as assured safety, security

Dhaka, Dec 19 – Rohingyas have said they would return to Rakhine as soon as the Myanmar government would ensure safety and security for them as they don’t want to stay in the camps. The Rohingyas placed these demands before the visiting Myanmar delegation who paid a two-day long visit to Cox’s Bazar, sources said. Read More »

Talks with Cameron: Suu Kyi lies over Rohingyas’ identity

Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, during her conversation with former British prime minister David Cameron, claimed that Rohingyas are not from her country but are Bangladeshis, reports Newsweek. Cameron unveiled a new book on Thursday about his time in office between 2010 and 2016. The book, titled ‘For the Record’, recounts his meeting with Suu Kyi where she ... Read More »

UN-backed agencies assist hosts, Rohingyas in Cox’s Bazar

Dhaka, Sept 11 (UNB) – The Inter Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) partners – UN agencies working in support of the government of Bangladesh — are assisting thousands in the host community and Rohingya refugee camps who have been impacted by severe rain and winds that have continued to batter Cox’s Bazar since Saturday. Read More »

Article19 call to end moibile, Internet restrictions on Rohingyas

Restrictions on mobile communications deepens vulnerability of Rohingya community, Article19 said on Tuesday. The decision by Bangladesh authorities to restrict access to mobile telecommunications services by Rohingya refugees violates the rights to freedom of expression, information and non-discrimination, ARTICLE 19 said today. Bangladesh’s initiative to limit mobile access follows the imposition by the Myanmar government of a mobile Internet blackout ... Read More »

Rohingyas stage big rally, demand citizenship right

Cox’s Bazar  – Thousands of Rohingyas staged a huge rally in Ukhiya on Sunday demanding that the international community step up pressure on Myanmar to meet their five-point demand, including repatriation, citizenship and trial in the international court of those involved in killing and persecution. The Rohingyas, holding placards and banners, started gathering at extension-4 of Kutupalong Camp in Ukhiya ... Read More »

Rohingyas, Locals pick up conflict after JL leader’s murder

Cox’s Bazar, Aug 23 (UNB) – Hundreds of agitated locals stormed a Rohingya camp and vandalised makeshift houses and NGO offices following the murder of a local Jubo League leader in Teknaf. They burned tyres and plastic boxes to block a five-kilometre road from Teknaf municipality to Leda Point for three hours. The residence of Rohingya leader Noor Mohammad was ... Read More »

‘Rohingyas refuse to go back’: Repatriation move fails again

Cox’s Bazar, Aug 22 (UNB) – Despite all the preparations, no Rohingya turned up on Thursday to avail of the “voluntary” repatriation offer given to them to go back to their place of origin in Rakhine State of Myanmar prompting the authorities to suspend the repatriation process for the day. While briefing reporters, Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner Mohammad Abul ... Read More »

Rohingyas, Myanmar del agree to joint talks on repatriation

Cox’s Bazar, July 27 (UNB) – The visiting Myanmar delegation and Rohingya representatives here on Saturday agreed to participate in a joint dialogue on repatriation issues. Apart from representatives from Myanmar and the Rohingya community, representatives from Bangladesh and UN agencies will take part in the dialogue. The decision was taken on Saturday following a meeting between the representatives of ... Read More »