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Sharifah Husain has spent the last decade educating her community's most vulnerable women and children [Adam Bemma/Al Jazeera]

One Rohingya’s struggle to empower women in Malaysia

  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Tucked away upstairs at a shopping plaza in this city's north end is a small storefront turned classroom for dozens of Rohinyga women and children. The sound of these women reciting...
A Rohingya man carries his sick mother to a health clinic at Balukhali Makeshift Refugee Camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh on Nov. 20. (Abir Abdullah / EPA-EFE)

How much longer will the world sit by and watch crimes against humanity in...

As the humanitarian crisis in Myanmar grows more grim, it shows every sign of taking its place on the shameful list of mass atrocities that the world did nothing to stop. Since August, the Myanmar...
The Bangladesh government has appealed for international support to move the Rohingya to Bhashan Char, also known as Thengar Char, a barren Bangladeshi silt island that floods every year.

The island Bangladesh is thinking of putting refugees on is hardly an island at...

A view of the Thengar Char island in the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh, February 2, 2017. This is Thengar Char. (Reuters/Mohammad Ponir Hossain) Since late August, Rohingya have been fleeing their homes in Myanmar and crossing...
Photo of Bhashan Char, also known as Thengar Char, a low-lying island in the Bay of Bengal where Bangladesh’s government has approved a plan to build shelters to accommodate about 100,000 Rohingya refugees who will be moved from Cox’s Bazar district.

Bangladesh OKs Plan to Send 100,000 Rohingya Refugees to Flood-Prone Island

AFP Bangladesh on Tuesday greenlighted a controversial plan to spend U.S. $280 million (23.12 billion taka) to move 100,000 Rohingya refugees from the mainland to a low-lying desolate island off its southern coast, where it...
Bangladesh: Rohingya refugees must not be relocated to uninhabitable island

Bangladesh: Rohingya refugees must not be relocated to uninhabitable island

The Bangladesh government must abandon all plans to relocate more than 100,000 Rohingya refugees on to an uninhabitable island, Amnesty International said today. On Tuesday, the Bangladesh government approved a $280 million plan to develop...
Advisers who told Pope Francis not to mention Rohingya 'violated our human rights', says Burmese activist

Advisers who told Pope Francis not to mention Rohingya ‘violated our human rights’, says...

Human Rights Watch says pontiff missed 'important opportunity' to raise international concerns in Burma. But a leading Rohingya blogger tells The Independent the blame does not lie with Francis himself   Pope Francis should not be...

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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...