India rescues 81 Rohingya on drifting boat, 8 dead, one missing

India’s coastguard finds 81 survivors and eight dead on a boat crammed with Rohingya refugees adrift in the Andaman Sea. India’s coastguard has found 81 survivors and eight dead on a boat crammed with Rohingya refugees adrift in the Andaman Sea, an Indian foreign ministry official said. The official on Friday added that the survivors […]

UN appeals for rescue of Rohingya adrift in Andaman Sea

Refugee agency says the refugees have run out of food and water and a number of people have already died. The UN refugee agency is calling for the immediate rescue of a group of Rohingya refugees after their boat broke down in the Andaman Sea leaving them adrift for days without food or water. The […]

‘Abhorrent’: Malaysia’s plan for Myanmar repatriation condemned

Rights groups are urging the Malaysian government to halt plans to send more than 1,000 Myanmar people currently in immigration detention back to Myanmar despite the political turmoil triggered by the military coup on February 1. Malaysia said this week that it had accepted Myanmar’s offer to send the navy to bring back 1,200 people […]

Opinion | Where Do the Rohingya Go After the Coup in Myanmar?

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh — I have been living in a refugee camp here since 2017, after the campaign of murder, rape and arson by the military in Myanmar forced more than 750,000 people from the Rohingya community to flee our homes in Rakhine State. Since the military coup in Myanmar on Feb. 1, our camp […]

More Rohingya moved to remote Bangladesh island

LONDON: A new coronavirus variant has been detected in the UK, with scientists warning that a surge in new testing is crucial to prevent its spread. The B1525 variant contains an alarming set of new mutations, experts have said. It is the subject of a study by University of Edinburgh researchers, who warn that it […]

Myanmar ruler calls for end to protests as sanctions loom

The head of Myanmar’s new military government has warned civil servants to return to work and urged people to stop mass gatherings to avoid spreading the coronavirus, as a sixth day of protests against army rule spanned the country. The February 1 coup and the detention of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, along with […]

Malaysia’s Rohingya ‘in shock’ after Myanmar coup

KUALA LUMPUR: Rohingya refugees in Malaysia say they have been “left in the dark” over their future after last week’s military coup in Myanmar.On Feb. 1, armed forces chief Min Aung Hlaing overthrew Myanmar’s government, seizing Aung San Suu Kyi and other leaders, before declaring a state of emergency and announcing military rule over the […]

Myanmar lodges objections in Rohingya genocide case

Filing, made two weeks before military staged a coup and detained the country’s civilian leaders, is likely to delay proceedings by at least a year. Myanmar is being accused of attempting to delay court proceedings after it emerged the country last month filed preliminary objections to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over genocide charges […]

UNGA president ‘deeply concerned’ for Myanmar’s Rohingya

Myanmar police have filed charges against ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi for illegally importing communications equipment and she will be detained until Feb. 15 for investigations, according to a police document.The move followed a military coup on Monday and the detention of Nobel Peace laureate Suu Kyi and other civilian politicians. The takeover cut […]

Rohingya fear delay in repatriation efforts after Myanmar coup

DHAKA: A day after Myanmar’s military overthrow of the government, Rohingya leaders said on Tuesday they fear the move could “further delay” efforts to repatriate the refugees in Bangladesh to their homeland in Rakhine. The Myanmar military, locally known as Tatmadaw, seized power in the early hours of Monday and detained its the country’s leader, Aung San […]

‘Don’t feel sorry for Suu Kyi’: Rohingya refugees on Myanmar coup

Dhaka, Bangladesh – Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh have condemned the military coup in Myanmar but say they do not “feel sorry” for de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s removal from power. Speaking to Al Jazeera at the sprawling Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar district, Rohingya community leader Mohammad Yunus Arman said the […]

Bangladesh sends third group of Rohingya refugees to island

Nearly 1,800 refugees sent to isolated Bhasan Char island despite calls by human rights groups to halt the process. Authorities in Bangladesh have sent a third group of Rohingya refugees to a newly developed island in the Bay of Bengal despite calls by human rights groups for a halt to the process. On Friday morning, […]

Bangladesh sends more Rohingya refugees to remote, flood-prone island

Bangladesh sends more Rohingya refugees to remote, flood-prone island /node/1800381/world Updated 27 sec ago January 29, 2021 05:59 Bangladesh sends more Rohingya refugees to remote, flood-prone island The island, which emerged from the sea just two decades ago, is several hours’ journey away from the southern port Updated 27 sec ago Reuters January 29, 2021 […]

Hundreds of Rohingya disappear from Indonesia refugee camp

Neither local authorities nor the UN could account for the whereabouts of the stateless Muslim minority from Myanmar. Hundreds of Rohingya are missing from a refugee camp in Indonesia and are believed to have been trafficked to neighbouring Malaysia, according to officials and other sources. Just 112 refugees remain at the makeshift camp in Lhokseumawe […]

Bangladesh to move more Rohingya refugees to remote island

Officials says the country will move 2,000 to 3,000 more refugees to Bhasan Char despite international criticism. Bangladesh will move up to 3,000 more Rohingya Muslim refugees to a remote island in the Bay of Bengal this week despite complaints by rights groups concerned about the island’s vulnerability to storms and flooding. Bangladesh has relocated […]

Dhaka ready to start Rohingya return this year

Author:  article author:  SHEHAB SUMON Thu, 2021-01-21 00:40 DHAKA: Bangladeshi authorities are expecting the long-awaited repatriation of Rohingya refugees to begin this year following an agreement with Myanmar, officials in Dhaka said on Tuesday. Bangladesh is hosting more than 1.1 million Rohingya Muslims at cramped makeshift camps in Cox’s Bazar, which is considered the world’s largest […]

Fire at Bangladesh Rohingya camp leaves thousands without shelter

A fire has swept through the Rohingya refugee camps in southern Bangladesh, destroying homes belonging to thousands of people, according to the United Nations. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said more than 550 shelters – home to at least 3,500 people – were either totally or partially destroyed in the blaze on Thursday, as well […]

Rohingya refugees: From crowded camps to isolated island

The Bangladeshi government has relocated more than 3,000 Rohingya to a remote island in the Bay of Bengal, despite concerns from rights groups that many of the persecuted refugees might have been coerced into moving to the flood-prone island. At least 1,800 refugees were shipped to the Bhashan Char island on Tuesday, weeks after the […]

Rohingya refugees hope for better life as Bangladesh moves them to remote island

DHAKA: A second group of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh were on Tuesday taken to an island in the Bay of Bengal to start new lives, despite UN concerns for their welfare. The Bangladeshi navy provided transport for 1,804 Rohingya Muslim refugees — members of an ethnic and religious minority group who have fled violence and persecution […]

More Rohingya moved to Bangladeshi island to begin ‘new life’

Four Bangladesh navy ships carrying at least 1,800 Rohingya refugees on Tuesday left the Chattogram port for Bhashan Char island in the Bay of Bengal, amid concerns many of the persecuted refugees were coerced into relocating to the flood-prone island. The Rohingya refugees, who have been sheltered in camps in Cox’s Bazar since fleeing the […]

Bangladesh moves biggest group of Rohingya to isolated island

BHASHAN: Four Bangladesh navy ships on Tuesday took the second and biggest group of Rohingya Muslims yet from crowded refugee camps to an uncertain future on a bleak island three hours from the mainland.The government insisted that the 1,800 refugees, who have been in camps since fleeing a Myanmar military clampdown, want to start new […]

Bangladesh moves biggest group of Rohingya to isolated island

BHASHAN: Four Bangladesh navy ships on Tuesday took the second and biggest group of Rohingya Muslims yet from crowded refugee camps to an uncertain future on a bleak island three hours from the mainland.The government insisted that the 1,800 refugees, who have been in camps since fleeing a Myanmar military clampdown, want to start new […]