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Showing posts with label Rohingya Refugees. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rohingya Refugees. Show all posts

Friday, June 21, 2024

The ‘impossible’ life of Myanmar’s Rohingya refugees

Aljazeera
By Aisyah Llewellyn
Published On 20 Jun 2024

The first group of Rohingya refugees was found off Aceh in June 2020 [Antara Foto/Rahmad via Reuters]

Aceh and Medan, Indonesia
- Gura Amin spends 12 hours a day, six days a week packing boxes in a Malaysian factory.

The 22-year-old Rohingya refugee makes about 2,400 Malaysian ringgit ($510) a month, which he uses for his daily expenses and to pay off a 10,000 Malaysian ringgit ($2,123) debt to the people who brought him across the sea from Indonesia.

Sunday, June 16, 2024

On Bhasan Char, Rohingya refugees observe Eid without family festivities

A Rohingya refugee woman carries her child as she walks through a market in Bhasan Char on June 16, 2024. (AN Photo)

  • More than 35,000 Rohingya have been relocated to Bhasan Char since end of 2020
  • It is illegal for refugees to leave the remote Bangladeshi island

DHAKA: Sebon Bahar’s fondest memories of Eid Al-Adha are the hug she would share with her mother to celebrate the occasion, an experience that has grown distant now that she is living on a remote Bangladeshi island.

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Rohingya mark Eid in Indonesia limbo after treacherous sea voyage

M today
Published April 13, 2024 

Rohingya refugees take part in Eid al-Fitr prayers, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, at a temporary shelter in Meulaboh, Indonesia's Aceh province on April 10, 2024.
 
MEUABOH (INDONESIA) — At a damaged temporary shelter in western Indonesia, Rohingya men slick their hair with gel while women apply make-up and colourful hijabs to look the part for prayers at the start of Eid-al-Fitr festivities.

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Four Indonesians arrested over Rohingya refugees smuggling

ARAB NEWS
AFP
02 April 2024

Four Indonesian suspects in connection with the smuggling of Rohingya refugees are seen during a press conference at the West Aceh Police Station in Meulaboh, West Aceh, on April 2, 2024. (AFP)

  • One of the suspects said that he received five million rupiah ($314) per refugee from an agent in Malaysia 
 
MEULABOH: Four Indonesians have been arrested in connection with the smuggling of dozens of Rohingya refugees whose boat capsized in waters off the archipelago’s westernmost coast last month, police said Tuesday.

Saturday, March 16, 2024

Bangladesh hosts 1 Million Rohingya refugees

THE DIPLORMATIC INSIGHT
By Maham Hassan
Dhaka, 15 March 2024

The country of Bangladesh has hosted temporarily 1 million Rohingya Refugees/Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals (FDMNs) from Myanmar.

These events have taken place since the Rohingya refugees were compelled to flee to Bangladesh after the eruption of conflict in Myanmar’s Rakhine state in August 2017.

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Türkiye's TIKA to serve iftar to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

DAILY SABAR
by Daily Sabah with AA
ISTANBUL Mar 14, 2024

Staff of the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) provide food as part of the iftar program for refugees in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, March 13, 2024. (AA Photo)

The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) will distribute hot meals for iftar throughout the holy month of Ramadan in the camps in Cox's Bazar, where Rohingya Muslim refugees are housed in Bangladesh.

UK provides £5.2 million additional humanitarian support to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

GOV.UK
British High Commission Dhaka
14 March 2024

The UK is providing an additional £5.2 million (73.2 crore taka) of humanitarian support to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. The UK announced this at the launch of the 2024 humanitarian appeal for the Rohingya response in Bangladesh, the Joint Response Plan, in Geneva.

Implemented by the World Food Programme (WFP), International Organization for Migration (IOM), and UN Refugee Agency (UNCHR), this new package of UK assistance will provide food and cooking gas to Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar. 

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

NEPAL: Students visit Rohingya refugees

MISSIOMnewswire
February 27, 2024 


Refugees also receive support from Nepal Don Bosco Society

(MissionNewswire) A group of 5th-grade students from Nepal Don Bosco School, located in Siddhipur, Nepal, visited the settlement for Rohingya refugees in the District of Lalitpur, a neighboring district of Kathmandu. Students were accompanied by their class teacher and the principal Father Binu Jacob.

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

How Rohingya refugees are digitally reclaiming their culture

TRT WORLD
Tarushi Aswani
Feb 13, 2024,

An Istanbul-based youth or a refugee at a Bangladesh camp…Many people are striving to preserve the Rohingya way of life, which is under threat of being wiped out amid persecution in their ancestral land in Myanmar.


Others ,For nearly 3 million Rohingya in exile, creative initiatives give them hope and solace as they dream of returning to their homeland one day and living in peace as a community. / Photo: Zita Tv

Sufaira Begum, 15, is among an estimated one million Rohingya Muslims who call the world's largest refugee camp in Bangladesh’s Cox's Bazar their home.

Monday, January 29, 2024

Rohingya refugees move court over ‘hate campaigns’ on Facebook, flag high risk in poll year

The Hindu
Soibam Rocky Singh, New Delhi
January 29, 2024

The petition was filed by Mohammad Hamim and Kawsar Mohammed, residing in the national capital for the past two to five years, seeking protection of the right to life of the members of their community in Delhi and other parts of the country.
A Rohingya refugee camp in Kalindi Kunj, New Delhi. | Photo Credit: Soibam Rocky Singh 
 
A recent public interest litigation (PIL) plea filed by two Rohingya refugees before the Delhi High Court has flagged “hate campaigns” on the social media platform, Facebook, referring to members of the community as “terrorists” and “infiltrators”, and exaggerating the number of Rohingya who fled ethnic violence in Myanmar and sought refuge in India.

Monday, January 22, 2024

Alarm bells sound for Kelantan folk as Rohingya refugees flood Ketereh

NEW STRAITSTIMES
By Syaherah Mustafa -
January 22, 2024

Thousands of Rohingya United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) cardholders have flooded remote villages in the Melor subdistrict of Ketereh, causing unease among the locals. - NSTP/ NIK ABDULLAH NIK OMAR
 
KOTA BARU: Thousands of Rohingya United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) cardholders have flooded remote villages in the Melor subdistrict of Ketereh, causing unease among the locals.

Rohingya refugees file legal petition against Meta, alleging inaction on hateful content

digwatch
22 Jan 2024

The petition seeks the suspension of hate-spreading accounts and transparency in content moderation, with the case scheduled for later this month. 

Two Rohingya refugees, Mohammad Hamim and Kawsar Mohammed, have approached the Delhi High Court, seeking legal action against social media giant Meta. The petitioners, who fled persecution in Myanmar and arrived in India in 2018 and 2022, allege that Meta’s algorithms promote hate speech and violence against the Rohingya community, posing a threat to their lives.

Rohingya Refugees and the Shifting Tide in Indonesia

THE I DIPLOMAT
By HuiYin Chuah and Jennifer Vallentine
January 23, 2024

Aceh’s growing hostility toward Rohingya arrivals proves that international, regional, and federal support is essential for sustainable community-driven responses.

Protesters burn tires during a protest rejecting Rohingya refugees in Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Indonesia, Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2023. Credit: AP Photo/Reza Saifullah

In the span of a month between mid-November and mid-December of 2023, nine boats carrying 1,543 Rohingya disembarked in Aceh, Indonesia. It was the largest number of arrivals since the so-called 2015 Andaman Sea Crisis.

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Debate: Rohingya Refugees - 16th Jan 2024

Parallel Parliament

Rohingya Refugees
Tuesday 16th January 2024

Lords Chamber 

 

The Lord Bishop of St Albans - Hansard - - - Excerpts


To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs what steps he is taking to address the Rohingya Refugee crisis.

Saturday, January 6, 2024

Indonesia Faces Dilemma on Rohingya Refugees

Jakata Globe
Jayanty Nada Shofa
January 6, 2024
 

A Rohingya woman cries as she is forced to leave the convention center in Banda Aceh on Dec. 27, 2023. (Antara Photo/Ampelsa)
Jakarta. Indonesia is still facing a great dilemma on the Rohingya -- the Muslim minority group who have fled their homes in the predominantly Buddhist Myanmar to escape violence.

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Rohingya refugees in Sri Lanka protest at planned closure of UN office

Morning Star
Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Rohingya refugees residing in Sri Lanka protest outside the UN's refugee agency office in Colombo, Sri Lanka, January 2, 2024

A GROUP of Rohingya refugees living in Sri Lanka staged a demonstration outside the office of the United Nations refugee agency today, saying they fear losing their living allowance when the office closes at the end of this year.

Sunday, December 31, 2023

Gov't considers humanitarian aspect while handling Rohingya refugees

ANTARA
December 30, 2023 

Rohingya refugees at Aceh Besar. (ANTARA)
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Ministry of Law and Human Rights' Director General of Human Rights, Dhahana Putra, stated that the handling of Rohingya refugees in Indonesia should prioritize universal humanitarian aspects while still considering the interests of local communities.

Friday, December 22, 2023

5 more boats packed with refugees approach Indonesia's shores, air force says

INDEPENDENT
Yayan Zamzami,Niniek Karmini
December 21, 2023

Indonesian authorities have detected at least five boats packed tight with Rohingya refugees approaching the shores of Aceh province.
Migration Indonesia Rohingya
(Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

Indonesian authorities detected at least five boats packed tight with refugees approaching shores of Aceh province, officials said Thursday.

Thursday, December 21, 2023

More boats carrying Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh approach Indonesia

THE NATIONAL
By PA News Agency
December 21, 2023
Indonesian authorities have detected at least five boats packed with refugees approaching the shores of Aceh province, officials said on Thursday.

Sunday, December 17, 2023

US to increase resettled Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh in 2024

Dhaka Tribune
UNB
Publish : 16 Dec 2023 

File photo of Rohingya people. Photo: Collected
 
The United States has recognized the Rohingya situation as a "priority" and pledged to continue to increase the number of Rohingyas, including those from Bangladesh, resettled through the USRAP in fiscal 2024.

The US also encouraged third countries to expand Rohingya resettlement, said the US Department of State on Friday.