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Showing posts with label Refugee Camp. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Refugee Camp. Show all posts

Saturday, June 1, 2024

Fire leaves 1,200 Rohingya homeless in Bangladesh camps

AA
DHAKA, Bangladesh
SM Najmus Sakib
01.06.2024


175 shelters, dozens of shops, other facilities burn, officials suspect arson attack as repeated fire incidents reported


A major fire on Saturday burned down hundreds of shelters, shops, and other facilities in refugee camps in the southeastern coast of Bangladesh, leaving 1,200 Rohingya shelterless.

Monday, May 20, 2024

My life in the Rohingya camp

The Daily Star
Mohammed Moshowraf
Fri Aug 25, 2023 

'I feel sad thinking about the future of Rohingya people living in the camps, unable to pursue their dreams.' FILE PHOTO: AFP
For the last six years, I've been living in the world's largest refugee camp – Kutupalong in Cox's Bazar – with my family. However, it didn't have to be like this. My village had everything I wanted: a school, mosque, and all other essentials. But unfortunately, there was no option for 12-year-old Moshowraf but to escape Myanmar to survive.

Sunday, March 24, 2024

Indonesia's rescue of Rohingya refugees at sea is a reminder of an ordeal that began in Myanmar

The Star
Saturday, 23 Mar 2024 

Newly arrived Rohingya refugees sleep at their shelter in Meulaboh, West Aceh, on Saturday, March 23, 2024. - AFP

YANGON (AP): A dramatic story of survival and rescue off the western coast of Indonesia’s Aceh province has put the spotlight again on the plight of ethnic Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar who make extremely dangerous voyages across the Indian Ocean to seek better lives.

Monday, March 11, 2024

How do Rohingyas use mobile banking services in camps?

Dhaka Tribune
Siam Sarower Jamil
Publish : 10 Mar 2024, 

  • Such illegal activities take place in broad daylight without any obstacles
  • Refugees using the mobile networks of Myanmar and Bangladesh
  • Mobile banking available because of the availability of illegal SIM cards
  • Authorities in the dark 

 

The image shows a shop at a Rohingya camp in Cox's Bazar. Photo: SK Sharifuddin Ahad/Dhaka Tribune

While the Bangladesh government, foreigners, and development partners are sympathetic towards the Rohingya community living in the world’s largest refugee camps at Ukhiya and Teknaf in Cox’s Bazar, their involvement in various crimes involving drugs, arms, and human trafficking has been commonplace since the biggest exodus in history in 2017.

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

EU allocates €300,000 in humanitarian aid to gutted Cox’s Bazar Rohingya camps

Dhaka Tribune
UNB
Publish : 16 Jan 2024,

People are pictured following a fire in a Rohingya refugee camp in Ukhiya upazila of Cox’s Bazar on Sunday, January 7, 2024. Photo: Courtesy of Peter Saiful UNB
In response to a recent fire in one of the refugee camps, hosting nearly 1 million Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, the European Union has released €300,000 to assist the affected population.

Sunday, January 7, 2024

Blaze at Bangladesh refugee camp leaves thousands of Rohingya homeless

ALJAZEERA
7 Jan 2024 

Hundreds of shelters at the refugee camp in southeastern Bangladesh were gutted with arson suspected. 

Rohingya refugees look through the debris of their houses charred by a devastating fire at the camp in Kutupalong, Bangladesh in the early hours of the day [AFP]
 
Thousands of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh have been left without shelter after a fire ripped through a refugee camp, burning hundreds of homes, officials say.

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Bangladesh: Aid cuts stoke fear of violence in refugee camps

DW
Arafatul Islam
2023 March 9 

The UN has recently cut food aid to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Observers fear that this will lead to severe health problems and increased crime. They say refugees must be allowed to work.
 
There are about 1 million members of the primarily Muslim Rohingya community living in squalid refugee camps in Cox's Bazar on the southeastern coast of Bangladesh.

Sunday, March 5, 2023

Fire blazes through crowded Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh

Aljazeera
5 Mar 2023

 At least 2,000 huts damaged in one of the 32 camps in Cox’s Bazar district where more than 1.2 million people live.

Fire and smoke billows from burning buildings at Cox's Bazar refugee camp, Bangladesh [Mohammad Shajahan/Anadolu Agency]

A massive fire raced through a crammed refugee camp for Rohingya people in southern Bangladesh, leaving thousands homeless, a fire official and the United Nations said.

Bangladesh fire: Thousands shelterless after blaze at Rohingya camp

B B C

2023 March 5th 

Video shows fire engulfing part of the camp, destroying shelters made from bamboo and tarpaulin

Thousands of people have been left without shelter after a massive fire broke out in a crowded Rohingya refugee camp in southeastern Bangladesh.

The blaze, which is now under control, engulfed some 2,000 shelters at Cox's Bazar camp on Sunday.

Thousands left homeless by massive fire in Bangladeshi Rohingya refugee camp

sky NEWS
Niamh Lynch
Sky News reporter @niamhielynch
Sunday 5 March 2023


The fire broke out in a camp in Cox's Bazar, a district in southeast Bangladesh close to the Myanmar border. More than a million refugees live in the area.

Fire burns in the Rohingya refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh


A massive fire at an overcrowded Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh has left thousands homeless.

The blaze broke out at Camp 11 in Cox's Bazar, a southeastern border district where more than a million Rohingya refugees live.

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Japan will continue working to resolve Rohingya issue: Outgoing ambassador

Prothum Alo------ 


Outgoing Japanese ambassador to Bangladesh Ito Naoki has said he sincerely hopes that the “safe, voluntary and dignified” repatriation of the Rohingya people to Myanmar will happen soon, reports news agency UNB.

“As the crisis is turning into its sixth year, it is essential to keep the attention of the global community, while multiple emergencies have been taking place in different parts of the world,” he said.

The envoy said Japan will continue to work towards the resolution of the Rohingya issue.
 

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Targeted Killings Spread Terror in Rohingya Refugee Camps

THE I DIPLOMAT
Tanbirul Miraj Ripon
November 15, 2022

Both Bangladesh police and Rohingya accuse the militant group ARSA of conducting a campaign of terror and crime in the refugee camps.

Elite police in Bangladesh launched a crackdown named “Operation Root Out” after targeted killings spiked in Rohingya camps. Police have arrested at least 90 Rohingya refugees, including 24 who were directly involved in the murders. Last October, six Rohingya community leaders and a child were killed in the camp, allegedly by the Myanmar-based armed organization Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA).

Monday, October 31, 2022

APBn conducts drives in Rohingya camps after murders

The Business Post
AFP . Cox's Bazar
30 Oct 2022 APBn conducts drives in Rohingya camps after murders 
This handout photograph taken on October 28, 2022, and released by Bangladesh Armed Police Battalion (APBN) shows detained Rohingya refugees sit next to security personal after crackdown in Rohingya refugee camp in Ukhia 28, 2022 — AFP 
 
The Armed Police Battalion (APBn) has launched a crackdown against suspected criminals and insurgents after a rise in attacks on Rohingya community leaders in refugee camps, officers said Sunday.

The police, tasked with security in 34 refugee camps which are home to nearly one million Rohingya refugees, said they have arrested at least 56 Rohingyas since Friday night.

Bangladesh cracks down on Rohingyas after murders

DOWN
AFP
Published October 31, 2022

This handout photograph taken on October 28 and released by Bangladesh Armed Police Battalion (APBN) shows detained Rohingya refugees sit next to security personal after crackdown in Rohingya refugee camp in Ukhia. — AFP 

COX’S BAZAR: Elite Bangladeshi police have launched a crackdown against suspected criminals and insurgents after a rise in attacks on Rohingya community leaders in refugee camps, officers said on Sunday.

The Armed Police Battalion, tasked with security in 34 refugees camps which are home to nearly one million Rohingya refugees, said they have arrested at least 56 Rohingyas since Friday night.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Bangladesh police: Suspected Rohingya rebels kill another refugee camp watchman

RFA
By Abdur Rahman and Ahammad Foyez for BenarNews
2022.09.21

Residents of Cox’s Bazar camps say ARSA rebels are behind a spate of such killings.

A Rohingya refugee walks at a refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, March 7, 2019.
Reuters

A Rohingya volunteer watchman was killed at a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar allegedly by Rohingya insurgents, making him the fifth victim of such an attack by armed rebels, Bangladeshi police said Wednesday.

While police wouldn’t say whether the suspected assailants belonged to the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) insurgent group, residents of the sprawling camps near the Myanmar border insist that it was behind these attacks on the volunteer Rohingya security guards.

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Rohingya plea for education to deter risks of becoming a lost generation & More News Headlines

AA
Md. Kamruzzaman
September 8, 2022 
  
Only education can ensure future leadership for survival as nation, says father of 3

Rohingya plea for education to deter risks of becoming a lost generation
One early afternoon, thousands of Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh’s sprawling refugee camps had just completed their midday prayers and were moving toward makeshift tents for lunch.

A sweet sound of the recitation of the Quran by a chorus of children was heard from a camp-based mosque in camp no. 12.

The world’s largest refugee settlement in Bangladesh, divided into 34 camps, is currently home to more than 1.2 million Rohingya, most of whom fled a brutal military clampdown in their home country of Myanmar’s Rakhine State in August 2017.

Saturday, April 9, 2022

Police detain over 300 Rohingya for venturing outside Cox’s Bazar refugee camps

RFA
Radio Free Asia
By BenarNews
2022.04.05

Some of the Rohingya who were detained by police for leaving their refugee camps are seen at the Ukhia police station in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, April 5, 2022. Abdur Rahman/BenarNews


Bangladesh authorities were holding more than 300 Rohingya in transit camps after police caught them working outside their refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, or while leaving their shelters for other purposes, officials said Tuesday.

Human Rights Watch meanwhile renewed its call for the government to ease movement restrictions on Rohingya, saying that barring refugees from leaving the camps for work or shutting down their shops within the camps only compounds their misery.

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Two Rohingyas die after falling into septic tank

Dhaka Tribune
Abdul Aziz, Cox’s Bazar
October 31st, 2021
Rohingya sewerage DhakaTribune

The bodies were recovered after an hour of frantic effort

Two Rohingya workers died after falling into a septic tank at Balukhali Camp 8 in Ukhia of Cox's Bazar on Sunday afternoon.

The deceased were identified as Saddam, son of Nazir Hossain of East Camp 8 and Nurul Amin, a resident of Camp H, Block 10.

Superintendent of Police and Commander of the 8th Armored Police Battalion (APBn) Mohammad Shihab Kaiser confirmed the matter.

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.