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UNFPA provides ambulance, improves healthcare for Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar

UNFPA provides ambulance, improves healthcare for Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar

The United Nations Population Fund or UNFPA has provided a new ambulance and inaugurated the improved primary healthcare services for the Rohingya refugees living in Cox’s Bazar camps. The ambulance handed over to an NGO,...
Two police officers guard one of the closed madrasas in Thaketa Township, Rangoon, after authorities inspected the building, April 29, 2017. © 2017 Richard Weir/Human Rights Watch

Burma’s Muslims Face Long Walks to Pray during Ramadan

On the eve of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Muslims in Burma’s Thaketa Township in Rangoon will have even fewer places to pray or study their faith. Late last month, the township’s two...
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Nationalist Buddhist group gathers in Myanmar despite ban

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Thousands of Buddhist monks, nuns and supporters of an ultranationalist Buddhist group gathered at an annual conference on the outskirts of Myanmar’s biggest city on Saturday despite being banned by...
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The ‘nowhere people’: ROHiNGYA MUSLIMS IN INDIA

India, or ‘Bharat’ as we are being asked to call her, upholder of the principle of ‘Vasudaiva Kutumbakam’ (‘This world is one family’) for centuries, which takes pride in welcoming refugees from neighbouring and...
In this May 16, 2017 photo, Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi meets with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Myanmar was supposed to turn away from China and toward the West

Myanmar, having warmed to the West, turns to China again

WASHINGTON – Myanmar was supposed to turn away from China and toward the West when the United States helped the Southeast Asian country make the transition to a civilian government after five decades of...

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Rohingya refugee children shout slogans during a protest against repatriation efforts, Unchiprang refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Nov. 15, 2018.

Rohingya Shot in Camp in Myanmar

    Reports of shootings, allegedly by Myanmar police, at a camp for Rohingya refugees in Rakhine state have sparked concern by United Nations officials. Knut Ostby,...
Bangladesh has made some improvements to the islet, including housing for about 100,000 refugees. A look at the development of Bhasan Char, formed by silt deposits from the Meghna River, over the past 20 years.

Bhasan Char: Bangladesh Builds New Rohingya Camp

The Bangladesh government wants to send about 100,000 Rohingya refugees to a muddy, uninhabited island — "formed only in the last 20 years by...
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) has decided to send a regional taskforce to Myanmar to assist the Rohingya repatriation from Bangladesh

Rohingya Repatriation: Asean to send taskforce to Myanmar

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) has decided to send a regional taskforce to Myanmar to assist the Rohingya repatriation from Bangladesh. The decision...
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...