A rare look inside Bangladesh’s island camp for Rohingya refugees

A rare look inside Bangladesh’s island camp for Rohingya refugees | 101 East Documentary

Al Jazeera English – 6-10-2022

Bangladesh is home to the world’s largest refugee camp, hosting more than a million Rohingya refugees who fled a brutal crackdown by Myanmar’s military in 2017.

UN’s top court orders Myanmar to protect Rohingya from genocide

Momentous pronouncement at Hague rejects Aung San Suu Kyi’s defence of her country’s military

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh take part in prayers to mark the second anniversary of their exodus from Myanmar
 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh take part in prayers to mark the second anniversary of their exodus from Myanmar. Photograph: Rafiquar Rahman/Reuters

Myanmar has been ordered by the United Nations’ highest court to prevent genocidal violence against its Rohingya Muslim minority and preserve any evidence of past crimes.

In a momentous and unanimous decision, the international court of justice (ICJ) in The Hague imposed emergency “provisional measures” on the country – intervening in its domestic affairs by instructing the government of Aung San Suu Kyi to respect the requirements of the 1948 genocide convention.

Declaring that there was prima facie evidence of breaches of the convention, the court warned that the estimated 600,000 Rohingya remaining in Myanmar were “extremely vulnerable” to attacks by the military. Tiếp tục đọc “UN’s top court orders Myanmar to protect Rohingya from genocide”

Refugee chief criticizes UN for failing to solve conflicts



UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. refugee chief sharply criticized the Security Council and world leaders Thursday for failing to prevent and resolve conflicts that have displaced nearly 66 million people around the world.

Filippo Grandi told the U.N.’s most powerful body the sharp rise in forced displacement from 42 million people in 2009 “reflects weaknesses in international cooperation, and declining capacity to prevent, contain and resolve conflicts.” Tiếp tục đọc “Refugee chief criticizes UN for failing to solve conflicts”

World’s 3 million stateless deserve nationality -UNHCR

Friday, 3 November 2017 09:20 GMT

Rohingya are largest group, omitted from Myanmar citizens list

By Stephanie Nebehay

An estimated 10 million people worldwide are stateless, including three million officially, a status that deprives them of an identity, rights, and often jobs, the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday.

Muslim Rohingyas in Buddhist-majority Myanmar form the world’s biggest stateless minority, with some 600,000 having fled violence and repression since late August and taken refuge in Bangladesh, it said.

In a report, “This is Our Home” – Stateless Minorities and their Search for Citizenship”, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) called on governments to end the discriminatory practice by 2024. Tiếp tục đọc “World’s 3 million stateless deserve nationality -UNHCR”

Pope deplores plight of Rohingya children


‘Two hundred thousand Rohingya children are in refugee camps’: Pope Francis AFP/TAUSEEF MUSTAFA

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis on Monday (Oct 23) mourned the plight of 200,000 Rohingya children stuck in refugee camps a month before he heads to Myanmar and Bangladesh, the countries at the heart of an intensifying humanitarian crisis. Tiếp tục đọc “Pope deplores plight of Rohingya children”

U.N. Chief Urges Myanmar to End ‘Nightmare’

 Sep 29 2017   By AFP

Newly appointed United Nations general secretary Antonio Guterres speaks to the press in Lisbon, on October 6, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / JOSE MANUEL RIBEIRO

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Antonio Guterres’ plea comes as 19 drown in Rohingya boat capsize

U.N. chief Antonio Guterres exhorted Myanmar’s leaders to end the “nightmare” faced by Rohingya refugees fleeing an army campaign, after at least 19 people drowned with scores more feared dead when a boat carrying Rohingya families capsized off Bangladesh. Tiếp tục đọc “U.N. Chief Urges Myanmar to End ‘Nightmare’”

Monk-led mob attacks Rohingya refugees in Sri Lanka


Sri Lankan Buddhists march in a rally showing solidarity to Buddhists in Myanmar, in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Sep 15, 2017. (Photo: AP/Eranga Jayawardena)

COLOMBO: Radical Buddhist monks stormed a United Nations safe house for Rohingya refugees near Sri Lanka’s capital on Tuesday (Sep 26) and forced authorities to relocate the group, officials said.

Saffron-robed Buddhist monks led a mob that broke down gates and entered the walled multi-storied compound at the Mount Lavinia suburb of Colombo as frightened refugees huddled together in upstairs rooms, a police official said. Tiếp tục đọc “Monk-led mob attacks Rohingya refugees in Sri Lanka”

Rohingya refugee camp capacity exhausted in Bangladesh: UN

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270,000 Rohingyas seek refuge in past two weeks

Reuters, Cox’s Bazar

Amid a dramatic increase in the number of refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar’s Northern Rakhine state, UNHCR today called for urgent action to address the root causes of the recent surge in violence, so that people are no longer compelled to flee and can eventually return home in safety and dignity.

In the last two weeks an estimated 270,000 Rohingya refugees have sought safety in Bangladesh, UNHCR spokesperson Duniya Aslam Khan told a press briefing in Geneva today. Tiếp tục đọc “Rohingya refugee camp capacity exhausted in Bangladesh: UN”