Ethnic Rohingya refugees

October 9, 2020
October 9, 2020

Bangladesh: Rohingya refugees’ safety must be ensured amid violent clashes in Cox’s Bazaar

At least two thousand Rohingya refugees have been forced to flee their shelters to other camps since violence broke out between two rival factions seeking to control the illicit trade of contraband drugs inside the camps. On 7 October, around a dozen shelters in Kutupalong refugee camp were burned to the ground.

September 11, 2020
September 11, 2020

Germany donates 2m euro to IOM for Covid-19 response in Bangladesh

Germany has provided the International Organisation for Migration with two million euros to support the UN migration agency’s Covid-19 response in Bangladesh.

September 5, 2020
September 5, 2020

40 Rohingyas reach Bhashan Char to visit accommodation project

A team of 40 Rohingyas today went to Bhashan Char island in Hatiya of Noakhali where the government has built an accommodation facility for one lakh Rohingyas.

August 19, 2020
August 19, 2020

Factbox: 3 years on, Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh camps

August 25 marks the third anniversary of attacks by Rohingya Muslim insurgents that triggered military retaliation and led to the exodus from Buddhist-majority Myanmar over following days and weeks of about 730,000 Rohingya to Bangladesh.

July 22, 2020
July 22, 2020

Germany contributes $ 4.5m for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Germany government has newly contributed $4.5 million funding to the United Nations World Food Programme to support the Rohingya community in Bangladesh.

July 2, 2020
July 2, 2020

EU announces around Tk 300cr fund for Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar

The European Union has announced €32 million (around Tk 304 crore) for some one million Rohingyas sheltered in Cox’s Bazar and Bangladeshi host communities, an EU Delegation in Dhaka said in a statement today.

June 20, 2020
June 20, 2020

ASEAN must ensure protection for refugees, asylum seekers

The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN), Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), and Progressive Voice (PV) call upon ASEAN leaders to address growing xenophobia toward undocumented migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers.

June 9, 2020
June 9, 2020

Malaysia to ask Bangladesh to take back Rohingya refugees found at sea

Malaysia will ask Bangladesh to take back about 300 Rohingya refugees detained after a boat carrying them entered its waters this week, the southeast Asian nation's defence minister said on Tuesday.

May 15, 2020
May 15, 2020

3 more infected with Covid-19 at Rohingya camp

Three more Rohingya refugees have tested positive for Covid-19 at Ukhia refugee camp a day after the first novel coronavirus case was reported in the camp.

April 21, 2020
April 21, 2020

Monsoon rains risk worsening already difficult refugee situation: UNHCR

The UN Refugee Agency warns of life-threatening consequences for Rohingya refugees and host communities if annual monsoon preparations cannot be completed on time amid the global outbreak of Covid-19.