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November 7, 2019

Bangladesh: Plan to Move Rohingya t...

In mid-October, Enamur Rahman, Bangladesh’s state minister in charge of disaster management and relief, said 350 Rohingya families or about 3,000 people had responded positively to the government’s request that they relocate to Bhashan Char this month. The island is 21 nautical miles from Noakhali district in Chittagong

October 31, 2019

Rohingya Children in Camps Sufferin...

The children’s rights group, Save the Children, says a high number of Rohingya refugee children are suffering from severe mental health problems

October 22, 2019

Bangladesh Official: Rohingya Famil...

The Bangladesh government announced plans almost two years ago to relocate about 100,000 Rohingya to the island. Since then the government has been constructing a housing complex, a retaining wall to protect from flooding and cyclone shelters

October 12, 2019

Rohingya Refugees Who Returned to M...

Some of the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled a brutal military-led crackdown in Myanmar’s Rakhine state in 2017 and sought refuge in neighboring Bangladesh say they have not been able to go back to their original villages after returning to Rakhine of their own volition

October 4, 2019

Myanmar Rejects Rohingya Refugee Vi...

Following Wednesday’s meeting in New York, Myanmar’s Union Minister Kyaw Tin said his government is working with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the U.N., and partner nations “to implement the repatriation process,” and that Myanmar, China, and Bangladesh had agreed to form a “working group” to address the situation

September 28, 2019

Myanmar Police Detain 30 Rohingya T...

A brutal military-led campaign of violence targeting the Rohingya in Rakhine state in 2017 left thousands dead and drove more than 740,000 others across the border to Bangladesh where they now reside in sprawling displacement camps

September 10, 2019

Bangladesh Takes Steps to Control M...

Several repatriation attempts by Myanmar and Bangladesh governments have failed. The U.N. refugee agency, UNHCR, said that none of those interviewed among the 3,450 people cleared for repatriation in the most recent attempt were willing to go back to Myanmar because they were concerned over their security

September 9, 2019

Young Rohingya Refugees Laud Skills...

Access to education in Bangladesh’s Rohingya refugee camps is limited at the early primary school level. So alternative lifeskills training is being offered to help fill the gap. Teenage refugees are being taught skills that will help them earn money and cope with daily difficulties

August 29, 2019

Mental Health Issues Impact Rohingy...

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees were seriously traumatized when Burmese troops launched a brutal “clearance operation” in August 2017 that forced them to flee Myanmar for neighboring Bangladesh

August 23, 2019

Rohingya Reject Plans They Voluntar...

Two years ago, Myanmar’s army drew international condemnation for driving more than 750,000 Muslim Rohingya into neighboring Bangladesh. This week the Myanmar and Bangladesh governments announced the beginning of a voluntary repatriation plan for many, however not a single person volunteered to go back. Steve Sandford spoke to refugees and rights workers about the prospect …

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