Daily Archives: February 12, 2017

When a ship uses the GMDSS, it basically sends a distress signal via a satellite or radio communication equipment

IMB warns Nautical Aliya of robbery risk in Chittagong waters

ON BOARD THE NAUTICAL ALIYA IN THE BAY OF BENGAL: The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has warned this ship of the risk of robberies in Chittagong waters. The Nautical Aliya, which is undertaking the 'Food...
Rumours that a container full of aid from the Food Flotilla for Myanmar mission were seized by Myanmar authorities and Buddhist monks at Yangon port is not true, chief de mission Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim said today

Abdul Azeez denies claims humanitarian aid seized

ON BOARD THE NAUTICAL ALIYA IN THE BAY OF BENGAL: "Food Flotilla For Myanmar" humanitarian mission head Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim has dismissed allegations that the 500 tonnes of food and supplies...
Abdul Azeez said when the ship docked in Chittagong on Monday, the volunteers hoped to visit the Rohingya refugee camps in Kutupalong and Teknaf.

Volunteers waiting for permission to disembark in Bangladesh

ON BOARD THE NAUTICAL ALIYA IN THE ANDAMAN SEA: Volunteers of the 'Food Flotilla for Myanmar' humanitarian mission have still not obtained permission from the Bangladesh Government to disembark and travel to the Rohingya...
The Burmese border security force calls us ‘Bengalis’ due to linguistic affinity and skin colour, even though we never came to Bangladesh before

The ‘floating people’ of Myanmar: how Rohingya refugees reclaim their identity through art and...

The Moghs refer to us as ‘floating people’ as we do not have citizenship in our country. My grandfather, father, and I were all born and lived there… yet, I am considered a...
Buffalos are seen in the Thengar Char island in the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh, February 2, 2017 REUTERS

Rohingya island construction work begins

The government estimates 400,000 Rohingya refugees are living in Bangladesh, including nearly 70,000 who have arrived since October fleeing violence in Myanmar's western Rakhine state Bangladesh government has ordered construction to start at a desolate...
A woman walks among debris after fire destroyed shelters at a camp for internally displaced Rohingya Muslims in the western Rakhine State near Sittwe, Myanmar.

Analysts Detail Changes Needed to Resolve Myanmar’s Rohingya Situation

A recent report issued by the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights chronicles killings, gang rapes, beatings, disappearances, and other crimes and acts of cruelty against ethnic Rohingya Muslims at...

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Repatriations are set to begin on Thursday, but most, if not all, have said they do not want to go back

Rohingya refugees flee camps to avoid return to Myanmar

  Rohingya Muslims say their evening prayers in a half completed structure at a refugee camp in Bangladesh.Photograph: SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Rohingya refugees are...
King Salman bin Abdulaziz (R) meeting receiving Bangladesh s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (L) at the royal palace in the capital Riyadh on October 17, 2018. (Photo via AFP)

Saudi Arabia to deport scores of Rohingya refugees to Bangladesh: Report

Saudi Arabia is set to send scores of Rohingya Muslim refugees to Bangladesh, years after they fled persecution in their home country; but have...
More than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims crossed from Rakhine state, in mostly Buddhist Myanmar, into Bangladesh from August last year

‘Can’t eat, can’t sleep’: Rohingya on Myanmar repatriation list

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Nov 9 (Reuters) - For Nurul Amin, a Rohingya Muslim living in a refugee camp in Bangladesh, the days since learning...
Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Bangladesh silent on Canadian offer to take Rohingya refugees including rape victims

Bangladesh did not accept an offer by Canada to take in Rohingya refugees, including women who were raped, Canadian officials said, as the South...

Fear and mistrust surround latest plan to return Rohingya

Rohingya refugees collect water at Kutupalong refugee camp in BangladeshChandan Khanna/AFP Rights groups say a plan to return Rohingya to Myanmar from Bangladesh as early...