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Showing posts with label Andaman Sea. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Andaman Sea. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Has another Rohingya boat sunk?

Dhaka Tribune
Shafiur Rahman
Publish : 03 Jan 2024,

Rohingya refugees try to swim to the beach, in Pineung, Aceh province on November 16, 2023. Photo: AFP

Along the 750-mile-long expanse of the Andaman Sea, a troubling narrative continues to unfold as Rohingya refugees embark on perilous journeys, seeking asylum away from the strife and instability of their homeland and the refugee camps of Bangladesh.

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Fears grow for hundreds of Rohingya refugees adrift for two weeks

The Guardian
AP in Bangkok
Tue 5 Dec 2023

UN warns of possible tragedy unless people are rescued from two boats on Andaman Sea 

Rohingya refugees disembark from a boat in north Aceh, Indonesia, last month. Photograph: Rahmat Mirza/AP 
 
About 400 Rohingya refugees have been adrift in two boats on the Andaman Sea for about two weeks, according to the United Nations, which called on regional governments to help rescue them.

The number of Rohingya Muslims fleeing by boats in a seasonal exodus – usually from squalid, overcrowded refugee camps in Bangladesh – has been rising since last year due to cuts to food rations and an increase in gang violence.

Saturday, March 6, 2021

UN: Boat with Rohingya refugees adrift without food, water

ARAB NEWS
AP
February 24, 2021
A group of Rohingya refugees is adrift in a boat in the Andaman Sea without food or water, the UN said. (File/Reuters)


  • The UN and rights groups have said many of the refugees were ill and suffering from acute dehydration
  • Reports said about 90 refugees, including some children, started the journey to seek better lives

DHAKA: A group of Rohingya refugees is adrift in a boat in the Andaman Sea without food or water, the United Nations said Wednesday, as their families worried that many may have already died.

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, or UNHCR, said it understands that some of the refugees died after the boat left southern Bangladesh about two weeks ago. It said it does not know the boat’s exact current location.

Monday, March 1, 2021

Bangladesh refuses to shelter Rohingya stranded in Andaman Sea

PRESS TV
Saturday, 27 February 2021
A Rohingya refugee woman is seen on the shore after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border by boat through the Bay of Bengal in Teknaf, Bangladesh. (File photo)


Bangladesh says it has “no obligation” to shelter Rohingya Muslim refugees who have been stranded in the Andaman Sea for weeks, as it is in talks with India for their rescue and return.

India’s coast guard found 81 survivors and eight dead on a boat crammed with the refugees adrift in the sea.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Rohingya refugees: UN agency urges immediate rescue to prevent ‘tragedy’ on Andaman Sea

INDIA BLOOMS
23 Feb 2021,














New York: The UN refugee agency (UNHCR), on Monday, called for immediate efforts to search and rescue a group of Rohingya refugees, who have been adrift on the Andaman Sea for over a week.

The precise number and location of the refugees is unknown, and there are reports that many may have already lost their lives, Indrika Ratwatte, Director of the UNHCR Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, located in Bangkok, said in news release. The last information of distress was received on Saturday evening, local time.

5 Rohingyas died adrift in Andaman Sea

The Daily Star
Diplomatic Correspondent
February 24, 2021
 
Says Fortify Rights

More than five Rohingyas, who were among some 90 on a boat adrift in the Andaman Sea, have died and the rest are desperate for food and water, said Fortify Rights, quoting families who talked to the refugees.

"More than five people died today…please try to send water by any means," a Rohingya man told the regional rights body in one recording.

Fortify Rights spoke with Rohingya refugees in Malaysia, Bangladesh, and India, who made phone contacts with passengers on the boat.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

UN appeals for rescue of Rohingya adrift in Andaman Sea

Aljazeera
22 Feb 2021

Refugee agency says the refugees have run out of food and water and a number of people have already died.
Rohingya take to sea in overcrowded wooden boats to try and get to Malaysia and Indonesia. The UNHCR says it has received reports of a boat adrift in the Andaman Sea and is urging governments to mount a rescue mission [File: Antara Foto/Rahmad/via Reuters]


The UN refugee agency is calling for the immediate rescue of a group of Rohingya refugees after their boat broke down in the Andaman Sea leaving them adrift for days without food or water.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees or UNHCR says it received reports of an “unconfirmed number of Rohingya refugees aboard a vessel in distress as of the evening of Saturday 20th February”.