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Showing posts with label Refugee. Show all posts
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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Wife of Rohingya refugee seeks help from Suhakam

FMT
Samuel Chua
May 10, 2021
Maslina Abu Hassan and her son Muhammad Ridwan at the Suhakam office.

KUALA LUMPUR: Fearful of threats and intimidation, Rohingya refugee Zafar Ahmad Abdul Ghani has not stepped out of his house for twelve months.

His family received threatening text messages, his wife’s car tyres were slashed recently, and they live in constant worry every day – and the wife is now seeking a meeting with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to help protect her family.

It began in April last year when hateful remarks and threats against Rohingya refugees flooded Facebook and Twitter, in the wake of fake news that an activist from the community demanded that they be granted citizenship.

Monday, May 10, 2021

Many Rohingya gather in port city for Zakat, alms

Financial Express
May 09, 2021
File photo used for representation purpose

Despite the government's decision not to allow Rohingya people to go outside their camps at Cox's Bazar and Noakhali's Bhashanchar, scores of refugees from Myanmar's Rakhine have entered the port city in Ramadan and staying here for collecting Jakat.

Around 1.1 million Rohingyas entered Bangladesh in 2016 to escape Myanmar junta's crackdown on the minority Muslim community in Rakhine state.

Many more Rohingyas are either entering Bangladesh to avoid Myanmarese government's continued persecution in that country's Rakhine and other northeastern states or infiltrating Bangladesh from the neighbouring country for shelter, or for livelihood.

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Bangladesh sends more Rohingya refugees to remote, flood-prone island

REUTERS
Ruma Paul
January 29, 2021

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh moved another group of Rohingya Muslims on Friday to a remote island in the Bay of Bengal, despite concerns over the risk of storms and floods lashing the site, even as some refugees despaired of finding solutions to their plight. 

FILE PHOTO: Rohingya refugees sit on wooden benches of a navy vessel on their way to the Bhasan Char island in Noakhali district, Bangladesh, December 29, 2020. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain/File Photo


The densely-populated south Asian country wants to transfer to the island a tenth of the 1 million refugees living in ramshackle border camps after they fled violence in neighbouring Myanmar.

“What options do we have? How long can we live in the crowded camps under tarpaulins?” asked Mohammed Ibrahim, 25, as he sailed to the island of Bhasan Char, to which some of his relatives have also been moved.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Malaysia detains 270 Rohingya refugees who had drifted at sea for weeks

B B C
9th June 2020
File photo of Rohingya refugees arriving in in Malaysian waters

Malaysia has detained nearly 270 Rohingya refugees whose boat had drifted offshore for nearly two months because of coronavirus lockdowns.

They fled southern Bangladesh in early April but had been unable to dock.

Dozens of those aboard jumped into the sea and tried to swim to land when their damaged trawler was intercepted by the Malaysian coastguard on Monday.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Malaysia urged to end violent threats against Rohingya refugees

Aljazeera
11' May 2020

Rights groups call on Malaysia to act after prominent Rohingya activists threatened with murder and sexual violence.
This handout photo taken and released on April 5, 2020 by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency shows a wooden boat carrying suspected Rohingya migrants detained in Malaysian territorial waters off the island of Langkawi. [Handout via AFP]

Dozens of human rights groups have called on Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin to address hate speech and violent threats against Rohingya refugees in the country amid a slew of online posts threatening murder and sexual violence.

Monday's open letter, signed by 83 organisations, said the surge in hateful messages attacking the Rohingya community was causing fear of physical violence and discrimination among the refugees.

Monday, May 4, 2020

Nowhere to flee, Rohingya refugees are struggling to survive


Sayedullah, Kamal, Alom Shah
May 3rd, 2020
File photo of Rohingya women and children in a camp in Cox Bazar Mahmud Hossain Opu/ Dhaka Tribune
Instead of looking forward to a better, more peaceful future, Rohingya are starting to flee again. This time, they are fleeing from Bangladesh

In 2017, when the genocidal campaign in Myanmar forced the Rohingya across the border and into Bangladesh, we came seeking refuge and safety. The country opened its borders and its hearts to almost 800,000 Rohingya and we were grateful.

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Dozens of stranded Rohingya refugees land in Bangladesh

Aljazeera
3,May-2020

Officials say a small boat carrying about 40 people, including 'starving' children, came ashore in southern Bangladesh.

Belongings of Rohingya refugees lay on the shore as their carrier boat remains anchored nearby in Teknaf [File: Suzauddin Rubel/AFP]

Dozens of Rohingya believed to be from one of several boats floating in the Bay of Bengal for weeks have landed on the coast of southern Bangladesh, according to officials, as fears grow over hundreds of people stuck at sea on vessels because of coronavirus restrictions.

Security officials quoted by news agencies said on Sunday that a small boat carrying about 40 people, including "starving" women and children, had come ashore the previous day. 

'Many people died in front of me': hundreds of Rohingya stranded on refugee boats in Bay of Bengal



3 May 2020 •
UN warns of a 'human tragedy of terrible proportions' if no action is taken to help refugees still floating hopelessly on the open sea 
Shomshu Alom, 18, was one of the survivors on a boat with hundreds of Rohingya refugees which was rescued by the Bangladesh coastguard two weeks ago Credit: Ro Yassin Abdumonab

Shomshu Alom, 18, spent 53 days at sea.

Drifting on a fishing trawler that was teeming with other desperate refugees, he watched his friends die in front of him, starved, and was forced to drink sea water to survive.

Rohingya refugees sent to remote Bangladeshi island after weeks at sea

The Guardian 
Rebecca Ratcliffe
Bangkok and agencies
Sun 3 May 2020

Hundreds more refugees still stranded on boats after being turned away by Malaysia 
A boat carrying Rohingya refugees is detained in Malaysian territorial waters off the island of Langkawi on 16 April. Photograph: Maritime Enforcement Agency Handout/EPA 
 
Rohingya refugees believed to have spent weeks stranded on cramped boats at sea have been sent to a remote, uninhabited island by Bangladesh, while hundreds more remain adrift.

Dozens of Rohingya landed on the coast of southern Bangladesh on Saturday, an official said, with some sent to Bhasan Char, a silt island in the estuary of Bangladesh’s Meghna river.

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Ex-minister says urgent need for proper mechanisms to address refugees in Malaysia

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Free Rohingya Coalition decries pushing refugees back out to sea

The Daily Star

Star Online Report
April 29, 2020
A boat carrying suspected ethnic Rohingya migrants is seen detained in Malaysian territorial waters, in Langkawi, Malaysia on April 5, 2020. File Photo: Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency/Handout via Reuters

Pushing hundreds of starving and persecuted Rohingya refugees back out to the sea in the full knowledge that they have no safe place of refuge elsewhere are fundamental violations of their human rights, said Free Rohingya Coalition, a global network of Rohingya survivors and activists, today.

It said it is deeply troubled by the news reports that a number of Asian countries, specifically Malaysia, Thailand and Bangladesh, are pushing starving Rohingya refugees on boats back out to dangerous waters after refusing disembarkation on their shores.

Monday, April 27, 2020

Bangladesh urged to open ports to allow in Rohingya refugee boats


The Guardian
Rebecca Ratcliffe
South-east Asia correspondent
Mon 27 Apr 2020
More than 500 stranded on trawlers in what UN calls ‘human tragedy of terrible proportions’
A boat carrying suspected Rohingya refugees off the island of Langkawi, Malaysia. Earlier this month, Bangladesh rescued a boat that had been left adrift for two months after attempting to reach Malaysia. Photograph: Maritime Enforcement Agency Handout/EPA

The Bangladeshi government has been urged to open its ports and allow two boats carrying hundreds of Rohingya refugees to come ashore so they can be given urgent medical care, food and water.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Rohingya refugees rejected everywhere as countries grapple with COVID-19 concerns

TheJakataPost
Dian Septiari
The Jakarta Post
Rohingya refugees get in a truck following their arrival by boat in Teknaf, Bangladesh, on April 16. (AFP/Suzauddin Rubel ) 
As countries scramble to contain the spread of COVID-19 in their territories while prioritizing the well-being of their citizens, Rohingya refugees are again facing widespread rejection. Hundreds are currently stranded at sea in the Bay of Bengal.

Nearby countries have tightened border controls to slow the COVID-19 outbreak, and refugees have become an issue that no country wants to deal with.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Release detained refugees: rights body to Malaysia

The Daily Star
April 10, 2020
Star Online Report
Regional rights body 'Fortify Rights' has called for Malaysia to release detained refugees and prevent arbitrary detention of new arrivals to minimise health risks due to Covid-19.

"Malaysia should take extra precautions now to protect the rights of refugees and refrain from detaining them," said Matthew Smith, chief executive officer of Fortify Rights, in a statement today.

"Detaining refugees after they pass a quarantine and during a pandemic would be irresponsible and inhumane," he said.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Ustaz Rafik is on a mission to feed starving refugees during Covid-19 shutdown and he needs help to do so

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

UN appeals for $877m for Rohingya refugee response in Bangladesh

bdnews24.com
News Desk,
 bdnews24.com
 03 Mar 2020
Rohingya refugee children fly improvised kites at the Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh Dec 10, 2017. REUTERS/FILE  


United Nations agencies and NGO partners have appealed for $877m for about 855,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar and 444,000 vulnerable Bangladeshis.


The 2020 Joint Response Plan, or JRP, for the Rohingya humanitarian crisis was launched on Tuesday, the UNHCR said in a statement on Tuesday.

Friday, January 31, 2020

Film on Rohingya refugees 'Kaattu Kadal Athirukal' set to release today

THE NEW INDIAN EXPRESS

31st January 2020 

Anu Mohan, Leona Lishoy, Kailash, Anil Murali, Dr. Anil Venugopal, and Saran play the principal characters along with a real-life Tibetan refugee named Dawa Lhamo. 
A film on Rohingya refugees, Kaattu Kadal Athirukal, is finally releasing in theatres today. Directed by Samad Mankada, the film produced by EK Shaji was cleared recently by the CBFC after omitting references to cows and the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB).

Anu Mohan, Leona Lishoy, Kailash, Anil Murali, Dr. Anil Venugopal, and Saran play the principal characters along with a real-life Tibetan refugee named Dawa Lhamo.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

S. Korea to help Rohingya aiding 50,000 radios and related education

arirang 
2020-01-28


The South Korean government says it will give 50,000 radios to Rohingya Muslims resettling in Myanmar.
These radios are aimed at helping them access information on administrative, health and education matters, among others.
Seoul has invested 500-thousand U.S. dollars to help some 730-thousand Rohingyas, becoming the first country to participate in ASEAN's new support program for the minority group's resettlement.
Korea has been providing the Rohingyas over 16 million dollars via other international organizations. Reporter : 

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Will Rohingya be sent to a remote island?

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Bhasan Char is ready to take in Rohingya refugees

AsiaNews.it
01/17/2020,
 
Bangladesh plans to move 100,000 refugees to reduce the pressure on overcrowded camps in Cox’s Bazar. The swampy island emerged in 2006 and is regularly hit by monsoons. The UN is not yet ready to endorse the relocation without visiting the island first. 
Dhaka (AsiaNews/Agencies)Bhasan Char Island, in the Gulf of Bengal, is ready to receive 100,000 Rohingya refugees, said yesterday Mahbub Alam Talukder, Bangladesh Refugee, Relief and Repatriation Commissioner.

The island is subject to regular floods, but protection embankments have been built in the past few months to deal with the problem. Housing, shops and mosques have also been built.
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