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Tag: Rohingya

7 Killed In Clashes Between Rival Rohingya Factions In B'desh
7 Killed In Clashes Between Rival Rohingya Factions In Bangladesh

The incident occurred weeks after a Rohingya leader was killed in a Cox's Bazar refugee camp.

West Bengal Elections
Bengal Election: Mamata's "I am Shandilya" Countered By BJP's Rohingya Jibe

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ending her Nandigram assembly election campaign by proclaiming that she belongs to the Shandilya gotra of Brahmins adds an incendiary element to the very charged up Bengal elections of 2021. At a time when the BJP has invoked Hindutva icons and issues to win a state it has […]

Rohingya killings: Myanmar frees jailed soldiers early

Naypyitaw: Myanmar has granted an early release to seven soldiers, jailed for killing 10 Rohingya Muslim men and boys during a 2017 military crackdown. The soldiers were sentenced in 2018 to 10 years in prison for the Inn Din village killings, but they “are no longer detained”, prison officials were cited as saying by the […]

UN plans to raise $920m for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Geneva: The UN refugee agency on Friday said it would raise $920 million in a new plan to aid 900,000 Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh. Over half of the solicited money, also meant to assist 330,000 vulnerable Bangladeshi hosts, is needed to meet the basic needs such as food, water, sanitation and shelter of the […]

Bangladesh warns against lingering Rohingya crisis

Dhaka: The Foreign Minister of Bangladesh on Sunday said prolonged Rohingya crisis would encourage formation of pockets of radicalism, which could destabilise the South Asian region. Speaking at a seminar on “Bangladesh and Human Rights” in Dhaka, A.K. Abdul Momen said Rohingya refugees needed to be sent home at the earliest, with safety and security, […]

UNHCR's programme to protect Rohingyas from elephant attacks

Dhaka: The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature have launched an action plan to prevent Rohingya deaths from wild elephant attacks at a refugee camp that lies between Myanmar and Bangladesh. At least 10 refugees, including young children, have been killed in such incidents at the […]

Massive measles immunisation for Rohingya refugees begins

United Nations: The United Nations and the Bangladeshi government are stepping up efforts to immunise Rohingya refugees living in overcrowded camps and makeshift shelters, as the number of suspected measles cases is on the rise, said the UN on Friday. Measles, a childhood killer disease which can be particularly dangerous among unimmunised and malnourished children, […]

UN officials plan donor conference for Rohingya refugees

United Nations: Calling the Myanmar Rohingya refugee crisis “the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis and a major humanitarian emergency”, the heads of three UN aid organisations have said they were seeking 434 million USD for the victims. The officials — UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator […]

Bangladesh steps up security at India border over Rohingya fears

Dhaka: Bangladesh has tightened security along its western border with India amid concern that hundreds of Rohingya Muslim refugees could be pushed into its territory, officials said today. Patrols have been stepped up along the frontier with India’s West Bengal state, where border guards say they have been ordered in recent weeks to steer Rohingya […]

Toll climbs to 34 in Rohingya boat capsize in Bangladesh

Dhaka: The discovery of three decomposed bodies late on Saturday in Bangladesh, thought to be of Rohingya refugees from a boat that capsized a week ago, raised the number of deaths to 34 in the accident, including at least 18 children. The bodies were found by people in Shah Porir Dwip village, situated off the […]

UNSC must push Myanmar to let refugees return: Kofi Annan

United Nations: Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has asked the deadlocked Security Council to push the Myanmar government to allow the Rohingya refugees sheltered in Bangladesh to return home in safety and with dignity. Speaking to reporters after he had briefed the Security Council on Friday, Annan said that the returning refugees should not […]

Two dead, 32 missing as boat carrying Rohingya people capsizes

Dhaka: A boat carrying scores of Rohingya people capsized Sunday night at the mouth of Naf River dividing Bangladesh and Myanmar, leaving two people dead and at least 32 others missing, according to local TV. Law enforcers have recovered two bodies in the Bay of Bengal near Shah Porir Island of Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar district, […]

Bangladesh Islamists call to arm Rohingya

Chittagong: Thousands of Islamist hardliners marched in Bangladesh’s port city of Chittagong today calling for the government to arm Rohingya Muslim refugees fleeing a crackdown in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state. More than half a million Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since attacks by militants belonging to the Muslim minority on Myanmar police posts sparked brutal […]

14 killed as Rohingya boat capsizes off Bangladesh

  Dhaka: At least 14 people were killed on Thursday when a boat with dozens of Rohingyas fleeing Myanmar capsized in the Bay of Bengal close to Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar district, the police said. Afrozul Hoque Tutul, Additional Superintendent of Police of Cox’s Bazar district, told Xinhua news agency in the evening that 14 bodies had […]

US to give $32mn in aid to Rohingya

New York: The US will provide a humanitarian aid package worth $32 million to the Rohingya Muslim minority who have fled violence in Myanmar and crossed into neighbouring Bangladesh, the State Department announced. The funding “reflects the US commitment to help address the unprecedented magnitude of suffering and urgent humanitarian needs of the Rohingya people,” […]

415,000 Rohingyas have crossed into Bangladesh: UN

Dhaka: The UN office in Bangladesh on Monday said that around 415,000 members of the Muslim Rohingya minority community have crossed into the country from Myanmar over the last three weeks. Around 3,000 more people had arrived since Sunday, and Monday saw a smaller number of boats carrying Rohingyas travelling to Bangladesh compared to the […]

Rohingya influx started from 2012: Centre to SC

New Delhi: The Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court that the influx of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar started in 2012 as the apex court directed an October 3 hearing on a petition challenging their deportation. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud directed the hearing for October […]

Bangladesh wants India's support over Rohingya crisis

Dhaka: Bangladesh today sought India’s support in handling the Rohingya issue by mounting pressure on Myanmar to take back the refugees who have taken shelter in the country. According to the United Nations, nearly 300,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar’s Rakhine state into Bangladesh since August 25 when a fresh wave of violence erupted when […]