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Showing posts with label Refugee Camp. Show all posts
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Thursday, September 30, 2021

Rohingya community leader shot dead in Bangladesh refugee camp

REUTERS
By Ruma Paul and Poppy Mcpherson
September 29, 2021

Mohib Ullah, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights, talks on the phone in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh April 7, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain


Sept 29 (Reuters) - Gunmen shot and killed a prominent Rohingya Muslim leader in a refugee camp in southern Bangladesh on Wednesday, a United Nations spokesperson and a local police official said, following months of worsening violence in the world's largest refugee settlement.

Mohib Ullah, who was in his late 40s, led one of the largest of several community groups to emerge since more than 730,000 Rohingya Muslims fled Myanmar after a military crackdown in August 2017.

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, June 19, 2021

IOM mulls vaccination campaign for Rohingyas

NEWAGE
United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka 
Jun 16,2021


The International Organisation for Migration has said it is working closely with the government and the humanitarian community to ramp up the delivery of a wide range of support services for Rohingyas and host communities in Cox’s Bazar district to fight Covid-19.

‘It is imperative to strengthen our assistance and not let the situation deteriorate any further before it becomes impossible for the existing healthcare services to cope,’ said Manuel Marques Pereira, IOM deputy chief of mission in Bangladesh.

A second wave of Covid-19 is ravaging South Asia, including Bangladesh, said IOM on Tuesday.

Saturday, May 22, 2021

International aid for Rohingya in Cox's Bazar camps declines

AsiaNews.it
05/20/2021

Bangladesh is concerned about funding cuts to the refugee aid programme for Muslims who fled Myanmar. Donor conference comes up with only 35 per cent of what is required. UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi tells donors not to take for granted the host community’s patience, asks Asian donors to step up to the plate.

Dhaka (AsiaNews/Agencies) – The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued an appeal this week to fund the 2021 Joint Response Plan destined for Rohingya refugees in Bangladeshi camps. So far this year, funding is down.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Massive fire in Bangladesh’s Rohingya refugee camps leaves 45,000 people displaced

OXFAM
By Oxfam
April 6, 2021
Oxfam Senior Public Health Promotion Associate Arif Hossen helps refugees collect drinking water in the aftermath of a devastating fire in Bangladesh’s Rohingya refugee camps on March 22. The blaze spread rapidly for several hours in the densely populated camps, destroying homes and critical water and sanitation infrastructure. Oxfam emergency response teams are on the ground providing safe drinking water, hygiene kits, and emergency latrines. Mutasim Billah / Oxfam


Oxfam assisting survivors with clean water, soap, emergency latrines


A massive fire that swept through the refugee camps of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, on March 22 has left 10,000 families—roughly 45,000 people—displaced and in urgent need of food, water, and sanitation services. The fire was yet another devastating blow to the Rohingya people who fled shocking violence and persecution in Myanmar.

Monday, March 29, 2021

‘We have nothing’: Refugee camp fire devastates Rohingya, again

Aljazeera
Faisal Mahmud
27 Mar 2021

Refugees recount ordeal after deadly blaze leaves tens of thousands without a shelter, reawakens trauma of Myanmar army’s 2017 crackdown.
At least 15 people were killed in Monday's fire and hundreds injured [Faisal Mahmud/Al Jazeera]


Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh – The last time Farida Begum saw her home turned into a smouldering ruin was some three and a half years ago.

On that night, soldiers had arrived in the swampy Maungdaw district of Myanmar’s Rakhine state, killed her husband and torched their house.

Friday, March 26, 2021

Shelters being built in Bangladesh Rohingya camp after fire

AP
March 24, 2021

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Authorities and volunteers from aid agencies in southern Bangladesh were rebuilding shelters on Wednesday for thousands of Rohingya refugees who lost their dwellings to a devastating fire that killed at least 15 people, including children, officials said

Thousands of refugees became homeless in Monday’s fire that raced through Balukhali camp at Ukhiya in Cox’s Bazar district, home to more than 1 million Rohingya refugees from neighboring Myanmar.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said more than 10,000 families lost their homes. The fire also destroyed dozens of learning centers for children, clinics, markets and aid distribution centers.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Rohingya leaders: Army coup will adversely impact repatriation bid

Dhaka Tribune  

Abdul Aziz, Cox's Bazar
February 1st, 2021

 
Ships of Bangladesh Navy carry Rohingya people to Bhashan Char in Noakhali on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

‘Whenever there is any development regarding our repatriation process, the Myanmar authorities create a problem’

As tensions grew in Myanmar after the country’s military staged a coup d’etat in the early hours of Monday, Rohingyas living in the refugee camps of Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh feared they might not be repatriated to their country.

Though the situation along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border has been normal despite the military takeover in the neighbouring country, Rohingya leaders in the refugee camps said the military takeover would badly affect the repatriation process.

Monday, January 18, 2021

UN Steps Up Support For Thousands Left Homeless After Fire At Rohingya Refugee Camp

SCOOPworld

Sunday, 17 January 2021,
Press Release: UN News
 

UN agencies have stepped up efforts to help thousands of Rohingya refugees left without shelter after a devastating fire tore through a crowded refugee camp in south-eastern Bangladesh on Thursday. 

WFP Bangladesh A devastating fire broke out on 14 January in Nayapara refugee camp, southern Bangladesh, destroying over 500 shelters.

 
The fire erupted shortly after midnight on Thursday (local time) in the Nayapara refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, gutting about 550 shelters and 150 shops. A community centre is also said to have been destroyed.

About 3,500 Rohingya refugees, including children, lost their homes and belongings in the blaze, in the middle of winter and the coronavirus pandemic, UN agencies said.

No lives were lost, and the fire was brought under control in a few hours by firefighters, volunteers and refugees.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Gunfight kills one person, injures 10 in Bangladesh in Rohingya refugee

MENAFN 

Date 1/10/2021 

(MENAFN)According to an official and sources, on Sunday, at least one Rohingya refugee was killed and 10 others wounded in a gunfight amid two rival factions in Cox's Bazar, a sprawling refugee camp in Bangladesh.

According to Anadolu Agency, Mahbub Alam Talukder, Bangladesh’s refugee relief and repatriation commissioner stated that, "Some rival groups among Rohingya refugees are involved in a power struggle."

It further declared that dead has been identified as 30-year-old Nur Hakim, and his body has been sent for autopsy.

They also stated, the wounded have been shifted to a camp-based medical facility run by Save the Children. 

 Link : Here

Monday, August 31, 2020

Three years on, Rohingya trapped in camps as they await justice

Aljazeera
25 Aug 2020
About a million refugees live in Bangladesh refugee camps since they fled Myanmar military operation on August 25, 2017.


Some one million Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are marking three years since escaping from Myanmar with a day-long "silent protest" protest, which the coronavirus pandemic is forcing them to hold inside their flimsy bamboo shacks.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

We, the Rohingya, can’t wait for justice from faraway courts

Frontier
MYANMAR
ZAHIDULLAH, SHOHID & ABDULLAH ZUBAIR
Thursday, May 28, 2020
A Rohingya refugee in a camp in southern Bangladesh watches on a mobile phone a live feed of State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi speaking at the International Court of Justice in The Hague on December 11, 2019. (AFP) 
 

Expectations about international justice are unrealistically high among Rohingya in the camps in Bangladesh, and the case before the ICJ is likely to end in disappointment.

On May 23, Myanmar had to submit its first report to the International Court of Justice in The Hague about the measures it has taken to prevent the genocide of the Rohingya people. The report was not made public so we can only guess what Myanmar is telling the court about the situation in Rakhine State.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

15,000 Rohingya under quarantine as coronavirus cases rise

Aljazeera
2May 2020


Three sections of camps in Bangladesh blocked off by authorities after confirmed infections among refugees hit


At least 15,000 Rohingya refugees are under quarantine in Bangladesh's vast camps, as the number of confirmed coronavirus infections there rose to 29.

Health experts have long warned that the virus could race through the cramped settlements, housing almost a million Rohingya who fled violence in Myanmar, and officials had restricted movement in the area in April.

In a Bangladesh refugee camp, I'm worried about what lockdown means for the safety of Rohingya women

INDEPENDENT
Sharmin Akter
May 26' 2020

A young woman that I helped recently needed nine stitches after her neighbour’s husband slashed the soles of her feet with a knife – during an argument over hygiene conditions


Now that Covid-19 has reached the Rohingya refugee camps, there is a very real risk that the virus could spread like wildfire. More than 800,000 people are living here in homes that are small, close together and overcrowded. Typically, there are five to seven people living in one 10 x 15 foot shelter made out of bamboo and tarpaulin, and this makes social distancing incredibly difficult.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

First coronavirus case confirmed in Cox's Bazar, near world's largest refugee camp

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

German minister set to arrive Tuesday, visit Rohingya camps Wednesday

Dhaka Tribune
Humayun Kabir Bhuiyan
February 24th, 2020
Dr Gerd Müller AFP

On Tuesday, he would be visiting some RMG factories in Gazipur and meet with government representatives and labour unions

A delegation, led by the German Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development Dr Gerd Müller, is set to arrive in Dhaka on Tuesday on a two-day visit that would focus on the Rohingya crisis and the readymade garment (RMG) sector of the country, according to the Embassy of Germany in Dhaka.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Bangladesh building barbed-wire fences around Rohingya

AA
Najmus Sakib
DHAKA, Bangladesh
16.02.2020
Rights groups say move denies refugee rights, will turn area into concentration camps
 
Bangladesh started erecting barbed-wire fences around Rohingya refugee camps to rein in illegal trafficking of the vulnerable refugees, the government said Saturday.

Other measures, including “installation of watchtower and CCTV cameras have also been started to this effect to strengthen the surveillance on the Rohingya people and the refugee camps,” according to Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Army tasked with fencing Rohingya camps


NEWAGE
Muktadir Rashid
Jan 11,2020


The disaster management and relief ministry has given the Bangladesh Army the responsibility to install barbed-wire fences around the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar where over a million displaced Myanmar nationals have been living for over two years.

State minister for the ministry Md Enamur Rahman said on Friday that they formally asked the army last week to fence the camps in order to separate the host population and the displaced community.

Bangladeshi Army Installs Barbwire Fence Along Rohingya Camps

The Irrawaddy
By Muktadir Rashid
10 January 2020
Bangladeshi soldiers oversee the installation of pillars for a barbwire fence near a Rohingya refugee camp in Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh in December 2019. / Helal Uddin

 
DHAKA—The Bangladeshi army has started installing a barbwire fence along the edge of Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar district where 1.1 million refugees are currently living.

A highly placed source in Bangladesh told The Irrawaddy that a 2.09 billion-taka budget (US$24.6 million) was approved for the installation of a fence along the camps in Ukhia and Teknaf subdistricts in Cox’s Bazar following instructions from the prime minister’s office, in order to protect the refugees from crimes.
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