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Thursday, September 2, 2021

FOUR YEARS ON, ROHINGYA STUCK IN BANGLADESH CAMPS YEARN FOR HOME

Wisconsin Muslim Journal 
Aug 31, 2021
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED BY
Aljazeera

PHOTO CREDIT: FAISAL MAHMUD/AL JAZEERA
Mohammad Islam, who lost his younger brother at the hands of the Myanmar military, said he is thankful to the Bangladeshi government for providing shelter.


Dhaka/Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh – Early last month, Rakibul Alam’s makeshift home built of blue tarpaulin and bamboo turned into a muddy mess when heavy monsoon rain hit southern Bangladesh.

Alam, his wife and their three children withstood knee-deep water inside their home for two days but were forced to evacuate when the fragile roof fell in due to excessive downpours.

The 35-year-old Rohingya refugee has changed home thrice in the past four years and learned to live inside shacks in one of the 34 refugee camps – together forming the world’s single largest refugee camp – in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar bordering Myanmar.

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Bangladesh: Fleeing Rohingya Die at Sea

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH


 

 August 24, 2021


UN Shouldn’t Operate on Bhasan Char Until Free Movement Assured
Fencing encloses the Rohingya refugee camp on the island of Bhasan Char, off the coast of Bangladesh. © 2021 Private

(New York) – A fishing boat carrying more than 40 Rohingya refugees, including children, fleeing Bangladesh’s remote Bhasan Char island capsized on August 14, 2021, in the Bay of Bengal, leaving at least 11 dead, Human Rights Watch said today.

The Bangladesh government should permit Rohingya refugees to leave Bhasan Char so they can safely reunite with their families at the refugee settlement in Cox’s Bazar. The government, which is reportedly finalizing plans with the United Nations to start operations on the island, should make the safety and protection of the refugees a priority, including by allowing them freedom of movement to return to Cox’s Bazar.

Friday, August 20, 2021

Bangladesh Recovers Refugees' Bodies From Sunken Rohingya Boat

RFA
Radio Free Asia
2021-08-18
Roh Sana Ullah, 35, lies in a room after being rescued a day earlier from a boat that sank in the Bay of Bengal, Aug. 15, 2021.
AP

Bangladeshi authorities said Wednesday they had recovered the bodies of 11 Rohingya who drowned in the Bay of Bengal after their boat capsized in bad weather as they tried to escape from an island housing refugees over the weekend.

A search was going on for 15 other Rohingya still missing from the boat after it sank off Bhashan Char Island on Saturday, said Lt. M. Abdur Rauf, a Coast Guard public relations officer. Twelve others were rescued by local fishermen, who brought the survivors back to the island later that day.

“Seven bodies including six minors were recovered from the Chittagong part of the sea on Tuesday while four other bodies were recovered two days earlier,” Abdur Rauf told BenarNews, an RFA-affiliated online news service, adding he did not know when joint rescue efforts by the Coast Guard, Navy, and police would end or if they would be changed to a recovery mission.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Bangladesh starts COVID-19 vaccine drive for Rohingya refugees

REUTERS
Ruma Paul
August 10, 2021


DHAKA, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Bangladesh began vaccinating thousands of Rohingya Muslims on Tuesday in the world’s largest refugee settlement amid a surge in COVID-19 infections in the country, officials said.

Aid workers have long warned of a potential humanitarian disaster if there is a significant outbreak in the refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, the border district where over a million Rohingya who fled a brutal military crackdowns in neighbouring Myanmar have found sanctuary.

ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာဒုကၡသည္စခန္းမွာ ကာကြယ္ေဆး စတင္ထိုးႏွံ

မဇၥ်ိမ
11 August 2021

ဘဂၤလားေဒ့ရွ္နိုင္ငံမွာ ကိုဗစ္-၁၉ ေရာဂါပိုး စံခ်ိန္တင္ ကူးစက္ျပန႔္ႏွံ့ေနတဲ့အခ်ိန္မွာဘဲ ဒုကၡသည္စခန္းေတြမွာ ရွိေနတဲ့ ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာ ဒုကၡသည္ေတြကို ဘဂၤလားေဒ့ရွ္အစိုးရက ကိုဗစ္ကာကြယ္ေဆးထိုးတဲ့ အစီအစဥ္ေတြ ၾသ ဂုတ္ လ ၁၀ ရက္ေန႔မွာ စတင္ပါတယ္။ ဘယ္လိုလူေတြကို ထိုးေပးေနသလဲဆိုတဲ့အေၾကာင္း AFP သတင္း ကို အေျခ ခံၿပီး ကိုေဇာ္ဝင္းလွိုင္က တင္ဆက္ထားပါတယ္။

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႐ိုဟင္ဂ်ာဒုကၡသည္ေတြကို ကာကြယ္ေဆးစတင္ထိုးႏွံ

VOA
ဗီြအိုေအၿမန္မာပိုင္း
ေဇာ္၀င္းလႈိင္
10 ၾသဂုတ္၊ 2021

ဥတုပလောင္ ဒုကၡသည္စခန္းမွာ ကိုဗစ္ကာကြယ္ေဆးထိုးဖို ့ေစာင့္ဆိုင္းေနၾကတဲ့ ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာ ဒုကၡသည္မ်ား ( ဓာတ္ပံု - AFP) 
 

ဘဂၤလားေဒ့ရွ္ႏိုင္ငံမွာ ကိုဗစ္-၁၉ ေရာဂါပိုး စံခ်ိန္တင္ ကူးစက္ျပန႔္ႏွံ႔ေနတဲ့အခ်ိန္မွာဘဲ ဒုကၡသည္စခန္းေတြမွာ ရွိေနတဲ့ ႐ိုဟင္ဂ်ာ ဒုကၡသည္ေတြကို ဘဂၤလားေဒ့ရွ္အစိုးရက ကိုဗစ္ကာကြယ္ေဆးထိုးတဲ့ အစီအစဥ္ေတြ ဒီ ကေန႔ ၾသဂုတ္လ ၁၀ ရက္ေန႔မွာ စတင္ပါတယ္။ ဘယ္လိုလူေတြကို ထိုးေပးေနသလဲဆိုတဲ့အေၾကာင္း AFP သတင္းကို အေျခခံၿပီး ကိုေဇာ္ဝင္းလႈိင္က ေျပာျပေပးပါမယ္။

ဘဂၤလားေဒ့ရွ္ႏိုင္ငံအတြင္းက ဒုကၡသည္စခန္းေတြမွာရွိေနၾကတဲ့ ႐ိုဟင္ဂ်ာဒုကၡသည္ ၈ သိန္းခြဲေလာက္ထဲမွာ ကိုဗစ္-၁၉ ကူးစက္ေနသူ ၂,၆၀၀ ရွိၿပီး ေသဆုံးသူကေတာ့ ၂၉ ေယာက္ရွိတယ္လို႔ က်န္းမာေရးအရာရွိေတြက ေျပာေပမယ့္ ဒါဟာ တကယ္ ကူးစက္ ေသဆုံးတဲ့ အေရအတြက္ထက္ အမ်ားႀကီးနည္းေနတယ္လို႔ ကြၽမ္းက်င္ သူ အမ်ားစုက သုံးသပ္ထားၾကပါတယ္။

Monday, August 9, 2021

Bangladesh Looks To Russia To Resolve Rohingya Crisis – Analysis

eurasiareview
By Anand Kumar*
Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (MP-IDSA)
Rohingya refugees. Photo Credit: Tasnim News Agency


The issue of Rohingya refugees has turned out to be a major problem for Bangladesh in recent times, especially after the mass exodus of Rohingyas from Myanmar in August 2017. Bangladesh has tried to engage bilaterally with Myanmar and also attempted to garner international support to deal with this problem effectively. It has managed to get support not only from the Western countries and the Muslim world but also from important international organisations like the United Nations (UN). Despite this, the problem is far from resolved. In its bid to find a solution to this problem and to repatriate Rohingyas to Myanmar, Bangladesh has now sought the help of Russia as the relationship of the Myanmar junta with Russia is gathering strength.

Thursday, August 5, 2021

World Bank’s Proposal: Local Integration Of Rohingyas In Bangladesh Possible? – OpEd

eurasiareview
August 4, 2021 

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

UK should self-examine before advising others on human rights, democracy: Momen

The Daily Star
Star Digital Report
Mon Jul 12, 2021
 
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen. File photo

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has suggested that the UK pay attention to its position before advising others on human rights and democracy.

"They should look at themselves in the mirror before advising others. If they cannot improve their situation, they should stop this practice," he said in response to queries from reporters at his ministry today regarding the UK's global report on Human Rights and Democracy of 2020.

Monday, August 2, 2021

Floods bring new misery for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh camps

UNHCR
Hannah Macdonald and Ehsanul Hoque
Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh
30 July 2021

Refugee volunteers are working day and night in heavy rain to rescue refugees stranded due to severe flooding in the camps. © UNHCR/BDRCS


Heavy monsoon rains had been falling incessantly for days when Meher Khatun, 60, noticed water starting to come into the bamboo and tarpaulin shelter she shares with her son, daughter-in-law and grandchild in a refugee camp in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar District.

Bangladesh-Myanmar Economic Ties: Addressing the Next Generation Challenges

moderndiplomacy
Shazzad Hussain
August 1, 2021

Bangladesh-Myanmar relations have developed through phases of cooperation and conflict. Conflict in this case is not meant in the sense of confrontation, but only in the sense of conflict of interests and resultant diplomatic face-offs. Myanmar is the only other neighbor that Bangladesh has on its border besides India. It is the potential gateway for an alternative land route opening towards China and South-East Asia other than the sea. Historically, these two countries have geographic and cultural linkages. These two bordering countries, located in separate geopolitical regions, have huge possibilities in developing their bilateral economic relations. At the initial phase of their statehood, both countries undertook numerous constructive initiatives to improve their relations. Nevertheless, different bilateral disputes and challenges troubled entire range of cooperation. Subsequent to these challenges, Bangladesh and Myanmar have started negotiation process on key dubious issues. The economic rationales over political tensions in Bangladesh-Myanmar relations prevail with new prospects and opportunities.

Bangladesh floods displace thousands of Rohingya refugees

Aljazeera
30 Jul 2021

UN says more than 21,000 refugees ‘affected’ by the flooding, nearly 4,000 shelters have been damaged or destroyed.


Rohingya refugees fish in floodwaters following heavy rains at the Rohingya refugee camp in Kutupalong, Bangladesh [Shafiqur Rahman/AP]

Heavy monsoon rains triggered landslides and flash floods in refugee camps displacing thousands of Rohingya Muslims in southeastern Bangladesh this week, UN and other officials said on Friday, with further heavy rainfall expected.

At least six Rohingya, including three children, died in landslides and flooding while 15 Bangladeshis were killed and more than 200,000 stranded by flooding in Cox’s Bazar, said Mamunur Rashid, the district administrator.

Friday, July 23, 2021

Fire destroys 63 homes in Balukhali Rohingya camp, Ukhiya

Prothomalo
Correspondent Teknaf,
Cox's Bazar
Published: 21 Jul 2021,

Fire broke out on Tuesday at the H-2 block of the Rohingya Balukhali camp-9 next to Panbazar in Ukhiya, Cox’s BazarProthom Alo

A fire broke out on Tuesday at the Balukhali Rohingya camp in Ukhiya, Cox's Bazar, destroying 63 homes. Around 4 to 5 persons were injured in the fire. Their identity has not been known as yet.

The Rohingyas said that the fire probably started from a gas cylinder. With Eid ahead, the Rohingya families were preparing all sorts of rice cakes and other special food items and that is when the fire broke out, they feel.

The fire started on Tuesday evening at the H-2 black of Balukhali camp-9 next to Ukhiya Panbazar.

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Media freedom in Bangladesh under “pressure”, political freedom “restricted”: UK

UNB
UNB NEWS
DHAKA
JULY 08, 202

The United Kingdom (UK) has said media freedom in Bangladesh is under “pressure” while political freedom “remained restricted”.

In its latest report titled "Human Rights and Democracy Report 2020", the UK said there was no overall improvement in the human rights situation in Bangladesh in 2020.

The UK government said it will continue to address governance and human rights concerns in Bangladesh through diplomatic engagement and development programming.

WFP, Korea working together to help Rohingyas in Myanmar, Bangladesh

Dhaka Tribune
Tribune Desk
July 7th, 2021
File photo of a Rohingya refugee camp in Cox's Bazar Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune


Korean contribution to help WFP provide assistance for over 860,000 Rohingyas living at Cox’s Bazar camps

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received a contribution of $800,000 from the government of the Republic of Korea to support operations in Myanmar and Bangladesh.

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Ensure dignified repatriation of Rohingyas: PM to global community

The Daily Star
UNB, Dhaka
June 23, 2021
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. File photo

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today renewed her call to the global community to ensure the dignified repatriation of Rohingyas as they are posing a big security threat to Bangladesh as well as the region.

"We've sheltered them on humanitarian grounds but such a huge population can't be lodged for an indefinite period… I request the world community to assist us in dignified and peaceful repatriation of the Rohingyas," she said.

WFP Bangladesh | Rohingya Refugee Response Situation Report #50 - May 2021

Situation Report 
Source :WFP
22 Jun 2021

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Commentary: Potential civil war in Myanmar - stakes are very high for Bangladesh

Dhaka Tribune
Humayun Kabir Bhuiyan
June 22nd, 2021
File photo: Demonstrators block a road during an anti-coup protest in Yangon on March 4, 2021 Reuters


Bangladesh will have to make sure that its border is strongly protected to stop insurgents and any Myanmar nationals from entering

On April 13, about two and half months after the military coup ousting the government of Aung San Suu Kyi, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet warned that Myanmar was heading towards a full-blown civil war like in Syria.

Monday, June 21, 2021

Rohingya in Bangladesh frustrated with lack of formal education

YeniSafak
June 21, 2021
File Photo

Amid mounting frustration, Rohingya rights groups and experts have called on the Bangladesh government to provide refugees with formal education, which is essential for their reintegration and repatriation to Myanmar.
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