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Saturday, June 12, 2021

Myanmar conflict may bring ethnic groups together

The Daily Star
Mokbul Morshed Ahmad
June 12, 2021
Photo: Reuters
With the February 2021 military coup, Myanmar once again hit global media headlines. While the military junta continues to clamp down on pro-democracy protestors and the country is wracked with conflict and unrest, how will the changing political situation affect the Rohingya community in Bangladesh and in Rakhine State in Myanmar?

More than one-third of Myanmar's population is composed of ethnic minorities, who inhabit a vast frontier where the country's natural resources are concentrated. They have staged periodic insurgencies against the military, which has ruled the country for most of the past six decades. The National League for Democracy (NLD) is the only nationally popular political force in Myanmar, but it has a recent history of turning a blind eye to the persecution of ethnic minorities, especially in Rakhine. Although the party won a landslide re-election in November 2020, more than one million members of ethnic minorities were disenfranchised during the vote. The British, who colonised what was then known as Burma, called the country "a zone of racial instability".

Beyond the Coup in Myanmar: The Views of Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh

JUST SECURITY
Jessica Olney and Shabbir Ahmad
June 10, 2021

Editor’s Note: This article is part of a Just Security series on the Feb. 1, 2021 coup in Myanmar. The series brings together expert local and international voices on the coup and its broader context. The series is a collaboration between Just Security and the International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School.

This installment reflects conversations with Rohingya residents of refugee camps in Bangladesh about the coup in Myanmar. Camp residents’ views were collected by Shabbir Ahmad and other members of a team of Rohingya researchers during a recent community feedback collection project. The opinions expressed here are the views of the authors and camp residents, not those of any institution with which the authors are affiliated.

Bangladesh island gets UNHCR nod for Rohingya

ARAB NEWS
SHEHAB SUMON
04 June 2021
Bangladeshi authorities have shifted 18,000 out of a planned 100,000 people to the island to take pressure off Cox’s Bazar. (Reuters/File

  • The UNHCR had voiced concerns as to whether it was safe as the island is vulnerable to severe weather and flooding

DHAKA: The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has recognized Bhasan Char as a potential location for the Rohingya seeking shelter in Bangladesh despite recent protests by some of the refugees living in the remote, cyclone-prone island.

Since December, Bangladeshi authorities have shifted 18,000 out of a planned 100,000 people to the island to take pressure off Cox’s Bazar, a city in Bangladesh that already hosts more than 1.1 million Rohingya Muslims, members of an ethnic and religious minority group who fled persecution in neighboring Myanmar during a military crackdown in 2017.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Bangladesh, Japan agree to work together for tackling Covid-19, Rohingya crisis

The Daily Star
Star Digital Report
June 09, 2021
Japanese Ambassador Ito Naoki calls on Bangladesh's State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam at his office on June 8, 2021. Photo: Collected


Bangladesh and Japan have agreed to work together to tackle the challenges of Covid-19 and Rohingya crisis.

The consensus came when Japanese Ambassador Ito Naoki called on State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam at his office yesterday (Tuesday).

They comprehensively discussed the bilateral relations and issues of common concerns, says a foreign ministry statement today.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Rohingya on Bangladesh island feel trapped, fear monsoons: HRW

ALJAZEERA
7 Jun 2021

Human Rights Watch interviews 167 refugees and says they were moved ‘without full, informed consent’ and prevented from returning to the mainland.
Rohingya refugees are seen at the housing complex of Bhasan Char island after they were relocated [File: Mohammad Al-Masum Molla/AFP]
Rohingya refugees are seen at the housing complex of Bhasan Char island after they were relocated [File: Mohammad Al-Masum Molla/AFP]

Rohingya refugees moved to a Bangladesh island fear they will be exposed to terrible conditions during the upcoming monsoon season, and are struggling with “inadequate” health and education facilities, a Human Rights Watch report said.

About 18,800 refugees have been moved from the Cox’s Bazar region – where approximately 850,000 people live in squalid and cramped conditions after fleeing Myanmar – to the low-lying silt island of Bhasan Char in the Bay of Bengal.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Saudi aid agency helps thousands of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

ARAB NEWS
LAMA ALHAMAWI
June 06, 2021




The center has provided nearly $7 million in support to refugees and families in need. (SPA)


In January alone, it distributed more than 43 tons of food baskets benefiting 9,000 people living in camps in the southern city of Cox's Bazar

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Bangladesh adds feather to cap as UN lauds Rohingya rehabilitation in Bay of Bengal island

THE ECONOMIC TIMES
Dipanjan Roy Chaudhury
ET Bureau
Jun 04, 2021,

Bhashan Char is a much better place than the Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar, observed the UN delegation that visited the island recently



Bangladesh has added yet another feather to its cap with the UN lauding its efforts to address the woes of Rohingya refugees including in the Bhashan Char island in Bay of Bengal.

Bhashan Char is a much better place than the Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar, observed the UN delegation that visited the island recently. "The Bangladesh government has made an important investment in Bhashan Char…," said UN Assistant High Commissioner for Refugees (Protection) Rouf Mazou.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Rohingya protest against living conditions on Bangladesh island

Aljazeera
1 Jun 2021

Police say 4,000 refugees demonstrated when senior UN officials arrived on remote Bhasan Char island to visit the settlement.
Rohingya seen inside a tent as they wait to get on board a ship to Bhasan Char island, in Chattogram, Bangladesh [File: Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters]

Several thousand Rohingya refugees have staged “unruly” protests against living conditions on a cyclone-prone island off Bangladesh where they were moved from vast camps on the mainland, police said.

Since December, Bangladesh has shifted 18,000 out of a planned 100,000 refugees to the low-lying silt island of Bhashan Char from the Cox’s Bazar region, where around 850,000 people live in squalid and cramped conditions.

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Bangladesh may be forced to recognize Myanmar’s national unity government

ARAB NEWS
DR. AZEEM IBRAHIM
May 28, 2021
Rohingya refugees receive aid distributed by local organizations at Balukhali makeshift refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Sept. 14, 2017. (Reuters)

As Bangladesh continues to struggle to provide adequately for the Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, near the border with Myanmar, the best possible solution for everyone involved — from the Rohingya themselves to their hosts — would be if the refugees could safely return home to their ancestral lands. But, whereas the previous government of Myanmar under Aung San Suu Kyi at least pretended it was interested in allowing the Rohingya to return, the new military junta has already indicated it will stop pretending altogether.

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Rohingya women produce reusable sanitary pads in Cox’s Bazar

UNFPA
27 May 2021


“Amidst the unstable conditions that we are living in, coming to the Women-Led Community Center gives us the opportunity to invest our time, energy and skills into a productive activity that can benefit us and the women in our community,” says Junaida, a young Rohingya woman living in the sprawling Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar.

Since January 2021, Junaida has been coming to the UNFPA-supported Women-Led Community Center in her camp to receive training on producing reusable sanitary pads for women in the Rohingya community. The aim of the initiative is to support Rohingya women to take care of their menstrual hygiene in a sustainable manner, as well as to give them the opportunity to cope with the stress caused by the ongoing crisis by engaging in activities beneficial for their community.

Bangladesh Trashes Report Alleging Rohingya Were Promised Citizenship to Move to Island

Benar News
Kamran Reza Chowdhury
Dhaka
2021-05-27
A Rohingya refugee draws water from a pump on Bhashan Char Island in Bangladesh, Dec. 30, 2020.
[Special to BenarNews]

A new report by an international NGO alleges that Dhaka has falsely promised Bangladeshi citizenship to Rohingya refugees who move to Bhashan Char, a remote and flood-prone island in the Bay of Bengal, a claim that the government on Thursday rejected as untrue.

Bangladesh is focused on repatriating Rohingya to neighboring Myanmar, said Delwar Hossain, director general of the Myanmar wing at the foreign ministry, while he dismissed the report by Refugees International as containing false allegations.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Bangladesh Relying on World Community to Press Myanmar Junta on Rohingya Repatriation

Radio Free Asia ( RFA )
2021-05-25

Junta leader Senior General Min Aung Hlaing says the Rohingya are not a recognized ethnic group in Myanmar and will not be allowed to return to their homes in Rakhine.
Rohingya refugees gather behind a barbed-wire fence at a temporary settlement in a border zone between Myanmar and Bangladesh in a file photo.

Bangladesh is counting on the international community to pressure Myanmar into repatriating more than 1 million Rohingya refugees, after the Burmese junta chief said that Naypyidaw does not recognize them as citizens, a senior lawmaker told BenarNews, an RFA-affiliated online news service, on Tuesday.

In clips posted on social media a day earlier, Myanmar military chief Min Aung Hlaing was seen telling a Chinese television channel that his country would not repatriate people whom it does not consider as citizens under the law.

Faruk Khan, a Bangladeshi MP who chairs the parliamentary Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, said he had heard these comments.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Bangladesh's efforts for Rohingya’s in Bhashan Char an example to the world: UNGA president

theindependent
BSS, Dhaka
25 May, 2021


President of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Volkan Bozker on Tuesday highly appreciated Bangladesh's efforts for Rohingyas in Bhasan Char saying it will be another example to the world on how to deal with refugees.

"This would be another example to the world on how to deal with refugees," he said in a joint media briefing at Foreign Service Academy.

The UNGA President said he could not visit Bhasan Char but he saw a video on Bhasan Char and acknowledged the high-level works in Bhasan Char including precautions and safety measures.

Bangladesh seeks vaccines from UN, donors for Rohingya

AA
SM Najmus Sakib
DHAKA, Bangladesh
24.05.2021


Rising COVID-19 infections in squalid refugee camps force authorities to impose lockdown

Bangladesh has sought COVID-19 vaccines and other related support for Rohingya refugees in the country from the UN and other donor agencies, said an official on Monday.

Shah Rezwan Hayat, head of the Office of the Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner (RRRC), told Anadolu Agency that they have requested the UN Refugee Agency and held meetings with the World Health Organization to initiate a vaccination campaign for the refugees in the southern district of Cox's Bazar.

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Bangladesh imposes lockdown on Rohingya camps

The Assam Tribune
1 May 2021
Dhaka, May 21: The crowded refugee camps that are home to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh have been placed under a lockdown after an alarming spread of the coronavirus, officials said on Friday. 

The shutdown will initially last for one week, until May 27, dpa news agency quoted Shah Rezwan Hayat, the head of Bangladesh's Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commission, as saying. 

5 Rohingya refugee camps under lockdown in Bangladesh after Covid-19 outbreak

LA PRENS LATINA MEDIA
Online News Editor
May 21, 2021

Dhaka, May 21 (EFE).- Bangladesh on Friday imposed lockdown in five of the 34 Rohingya camps in the southeastern district of Cox’s Bazar after detecting a sharp increase in coronavirus cases among the refugees living there.

“Some restrictions in Rohingya camps were already in place. Due to an increase in transmission, more restrictions were imposed in five camps until further instruction,” Bangladesh’s deputy commissioner for refugees, relief and repatriation, Mohammad Shamsuddoha, told EFE.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

ဘာဆန္ခ်ာကၽြန္းဟာ ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာေတြကိုထားဖို႔ လုံျခဳံတဲ့ေန ရာလို႔ ဘဂၤလား‌ေဒ့ရွ္ေျပာ

လြတ္လပ္တဲ့့့့အာရွွအသံ ( RFA )
May 12'2021

■ အမ္ဖန္ ဆိုက္ကလုန္းမုန္တိုင္းေၾကာင့္ ဘဂၤလား‌ေဒ့ရွ္ ကမ္းရိုးတန္းတေလၽွာက္မွာ ထိခိုက္ပ်က္စီးခဲ့ေပမယ့္ ဘာဆန္ခ်ာကၽြန္းဟာ မုန္တိုင္းဒဏ္ကို ခံနိုင္တဲ့အတြက္  ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာဒုကၡသည္ေတြကို ထားဖို႔ အလုံျခဳံဆုံးေန  ရာတခု ျဖစ္တယ္လို႔ ဘဂၤလား‌ေဒ့ရွ္ ေဘးအႏၲရာယ္စီမံခန႔္ခြဲေရးနဲ႔ ကယ္ဆယ္‌ေရးဝန္ႀကီးက ေျပာလိုက္ပါ တယ္။

ဒါေၾကာင့္ ေကာ့ဆက္ဘဇားခရိုင္ ဒုကၡသည္စခန္းေတြက ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာေတြကို ဘာဆန္ခ်ာကၽြန္း‌ေပၚ  ေျပာင္းေရႊ ႕ေနရာခ်ထားနိုင္တယ္လို႔  ဆိုပါတယ္။

ဘဂၤလား‌ေဒ့ရွ္အစိုးရ အေနနဲ႔  ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာေတြကို ကၽြန္းေပၚ ေျပာင္းေရႊ႕မယ့္ လုပ္ငန္းစဥ္အတြက္ ကုလသမဂၢ ဒုကၡသည္ေအဂ်င္စီ UNHCR/ ကုလသမဂၢ စားနပ္ရိကၡာေအဂ်င္စီ WFP အပါအဝင္ NGOs လူမႈအဖြဲ႕အစည္း ေတြနဲ႔ ဆက္ၿပီးေဆြး‌‌ေႏြးမယ္လို႔ သိရပါတယ္။

Bhashan Char Relocation: Bangladesh’s Effort Appreciated by UN

moderndiplomacy
May 11, 2021
Shaikh Abdur Rahman

Bhashan Char. Image source: dhakatribune.com

Bhashan Char, situated in the district of Noakhali, is one of the 75 islands of Bangladesh. To ease the pressure on the digested camps in Cox’s Bazar and to maintain law and order, Bangladesh has relocated about 18,500 Rohingya refugees from the overcrowded camps to the island since December last year. The Rohingya relocation plan to Bhashan Char aligns with the Bangladesh government’s all-encompassing efforts towards repatriation. The initial plan was to relocate 100,000 of the more than a million refugees from the clogged camps to the island. From the onset of the relocation process, the UN and some other human rights organizations criticized the decision pointing to remoteness and sustainability. UNHCR showed their concern over the island’s susceptibility to seasonal storm and flood. They proposed for a “technical assessment” of the Bhashan Char facilities.

If Dhaka joins Quad, it’ll harm ties with Beijing

The Daily Star
Unb, Dhaka
May 11, 2021

Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming has said Bangladesh should not join "Quad", a US-led initiative, and Dhaka's relations with Beijing will "substantially get damaged" if it joins the initiative.

He termed "Quad" a military alliance aiming against China's resurgence and its relationship with neighbours.

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The ambassador said Quad is a "narrow-purposed" geopolitical clique, and Bangladesh should not join it as the country will not derive any benefit from the initiative.

The US, India, Japan and Australia are part of an informal strategic alliance the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, or Quad as it is known.

"History has proved again and again such partnership surely damages our neighbours' own social, economic development and people's well-being," Ambassador Li said.
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