Daily Archives: December 13, 2017

Noor Ankis, the mother of Rohingya sisters Johora (in yellow scarf), 12, and Jannatara, 14, finds it difficult to feed her family with the food rations she gets and plans to marry off her underage daughters as soon as possible. (Photos by Noor Hossain)

Food and Safety Concerns Fuel Rise in Refugee Rohingya Child Brides

  Many Rohingya families who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar are marrying off their daughters early to ease the financial burden of looking after them. Girls as young as 12 years old from the...
Bangladesh authorities said they had prepared for outbreaks of other diseases in the refugee camps, but not diphtheria

Diphtheria kills nine in Bangladesh Rohingya camps

  Bangladesh authorities said they had prepared for outbreaks of other diseases in the refugee camps, but not diphtheria Bangladesh Tuesday launched a massive drive to vaccinate Rohingya children against diphtheria after a suspected outbreak killed...
Nasir says the Rohingya have always had a tenuous relationship with the ruling Buddhist majority in Myanmar

Rohingya Flee Myanmar, Find New Life in Chicago

The U.N. says they are the most persecuted ethnic group in the world. More than a million Rohingya Muslims have been forced to flee Myanmar in Southeast Asia as a result of what the U.S....
Members of the European Parliament have called for immediate action to end "ethnic cleansing" in Myanmar.

EU must take ‘urgent action’ to stop Rohingya being ‘wiped out’, MEPs warn

  Members of the European Parliament have called for immediate action to end "ethnic cleansing" in Myanmar. In an extraordinary debate in the chamber of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, MEP Amjad Bashir said: "We cannot...
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Burma: Rohingya Return Deal Bad for Refugees

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NU-Q students to survey Rohingya refugees in Malaysia

NU-Q students to survey Rohingya refugees in Malaysia

In addition to researching the resettlement of refugees, the students will also research how well the refugees have been able to integrate into Malaysian society despite not having a legal status in the country.In...
The traders cashing in on Rohingya misery: 'It's the best profit of my life'

The traders cashing in on Rohingya misery: ‘It’s the best profit of my life’

Entrepreneurial Bangladeshis in Cox’s Bazar are making more money than ever before thanks to the influx of desperate refugees from Myanmar Nurul Afsar is one of the many entrepreneurial Bangladeshis who is thriving as a...

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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...