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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US Imposes Sanctions on Myanmar Military Over Rohingya Crackdown

Members of the Myanmar military take part in an exercise in the Ayeyarwaddy Delta region in Myanmar in this February 2018 file photo. (Reuters...

Indonesia, Laos Agree to Help Solve Myanmar Crisis

President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo and Laotian Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith meet in Bogor, West Java, on Thursday (12/10). (Photo courtesy of the Cabinet Secretariat) By...

KOICA President due Jan 20 to discuss dev, Rohingya issue

Dhaka, Jan 16 (UNB) - President of Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Lee Mi-kyung arrives here on January 20 on a four-day visit to...

Bangladesh – Rohingya Response Operation Overview, Annual Overview – 2018

During the course of 2018, The Logistics Sector Service has handled a total of 21,097m3 of cargo for 23 organisations. The Logistics Sector facilitated five...

Rohingya footballers plead for release of fellow refugee Hakeem al-Araibi – and lament the...

Rohingya footballers plead for release of fellow refugee Hakeem al-Araibi – and lament the ‘hypocrisy’ of their plight More A group of football-loving Rohingya refugees have...