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Thousands of Muslim Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh protest against food ration cuts

Thousands of Muslim Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh protest against food ration cuts

Tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees, residing in Bangladesh’s camps, have protested against the drastic cuts in food rations and claims that they are being pressured to return to Myanmar. The Muslim refugees, who fled persecution in Myanmar in 2017,…
Lawyers in Myanmar face harassment, arrests

Lawyers in Myanmar face harassment, arrests

Lawyers in Myanmar defending anti-coup protesters and critics have faced threats, arrest, and prosecution by the military junta, Human Rights Watch report says, adding that those detained have been tortured and mistreated. According to the report, the military authorities impose…
Bangladesh: Rohingya Muslims in Cox’s Bazar face threats of rising temperatures

Bangladesh: Rohingya Muslims in Cox’s Bazar face threats of rising temperatures

Climate analysts in Bangladesh have expressed concern about massive refugee camps– some of the largest in the world – being located in an extreme-weather hot zone. Cox’s Bazar, where an estimated one million Rohingya refugees live, is a coastal region…
Relief groups voice concerns over reduction in food aids provided to Rohingya refugees

Relief groups voice concerns over reduction in food aids provided to Rohingya refugees

Relief agencies and groups have warned that increasing reduction in food rations is endangering lives of over one million Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. The warning came yesterday, Thursday, following a statement by the UN World Food Programme (WFP) to further…
Rohingya refugees in India’s sub-jail demand release or repatriation to Myanmar

Rohingya refugees in India’s sub-jail demand release or repatriation to Myanmar

Refugees who are in detention in Hiranagar Sub-Jail are protesting over their continued detention, seeking their release or repatriation to junta-ruled Myanmar, media outlets reported. Media sources reported that nearly 271 Rohingya refugees started a protest on May 12th by…
Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh face another reduction in food rations

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh face another reduction in food rations

The UN humanitarian agency, World Food Programme (WFP), said today Friday, that it is cutting food rations provided to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh from 10 dollars to 8 dollars a month per person. The WFP said that the reduction in…
Human Rights Watch says Rohingya refugees face new risks as Bangladesh, Myanmar plan of repatriation

Human Rights Watch says Rohingya refugees face new risks as Bangladesh, Myanmar plan of repatriation

Human Rights Watch says Rohingya refugees face new risks as Bangladesh, Myanmar plan repatriation Human Rights Watch said today that Bangladesh and Myanmar are organising return of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar’s Rakhine State which can cause great risks…
UN Special Rapporteur reveals Myanmar military imported at least $1 billion in arms since February 2021

UN Special Rapporteur reveals Myanmar military imported at least $1 billion in arms since February 2021

A new report by the UN Special Rapporteur reveals that the Myanmar military has imported at least $1 billion in arms and raw materials since the coup in February 2021. The report accuses UN Member States of enabling this trade…
New US report on religious freedom documents violations committed by oppressive governments

New US report on religious freedom documents violations committed by oppressive governments

The US State Department has released its 2022 report on international religious freedom, outlining the status of religious freedom in various countries around the world. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Monday that, “The annual survey shows conditions in…
Powerful cyclone hits Myanmar, south of Bangladesh

Powerful cyclone hits Myanmar, south of Bangladesh

With winds of up to 250 kilometres per hour, cyclone Mocha struck on Sunday between Myanmar’s Sittwe and Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, one of the most powerful storms to ever hit the region. The cyclone uprooted trees, brought down pylons…
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