Cox's Bazar

War crimes prosecutor begins examining alleged Rohingya deportations

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Tuesday said her office had begun a preliminary examination into whether alleged forced deportations of Rohingya from Myanmar into Bangladesh could constitute war crimes or crimes against humanity.<p>The decision by Prosecutor …

World News

Bangladesh to start relocating Rohingya refugees to remote island from October, say officials

Rights groups have said that Bhashan Char, which is prone to violent weather, flooding and other natural disasters, is uninhabitable.<p>Bangladesh will …

Tropical Cyclones

World Bank Helps Bangladesh Provide Learning Opportunities to Rohingya

<b>WASHINGTON, September 19, 2018</b>— The World Bank today approved $25 million, including $4 million from Canada, to help Bangladesh provide education and …

World Bank

India continues close co-operation with Bangladesh on Rohingya crisis

Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Monday said that India is working in close co-operation with Bangladesh for …

Government (India)

Bangladesh says it won't assimilate Rohingya Muslims

HANOI (Reuters) - Bangladesh has no plans to take in hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees permanently, its foreign secretary said on Wednesday, adding that they "belong" to Myanmar from where they fled.<p>Some 700,000 Rohingya refugees crossed from the west of mostly Buddhist Myanmar into …

World News

Rohingya Refugees: Last Year’s Guests, This Year’s Burden

It's hard to play the gracious host when your larder is bare, your pockets empty and your guests show no sign of leaving. Your mood darkens further …

NGOs

Myanmar says International Criminal Court has no jurisdiction in Rohingya crisis

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's government said on Friday it "resolutely rejects" a ruling from the International Criminal Court (ICC) that said the body has jurisdiction over alleged deportations of Rohingya Muslims to Bangladesh as a possible crime against humanity.<p>A statement from the office of …

International Criminal Court

The girl whose home could slip away

By Lucy Rodgers<br>and Alice Grenié<br>7 September 2018<p>Twelve-year-old Kamroo's house is on a hill.<p>It is made of bamboo and plastic sheets.<p>She lives with her grandmother in the biggest refugee camp in the world - in Cox’s Bazar, a region in south-eastern Bangladesh.<p>Heavy monsoon rains and storms could wash …

Cox's Bazar

Solid waste management project in Cox’s Bazar

It is estimated that over 10,000 ton or around 22,000 cubic meter of waste is being produced per month in the area, which does not have a functioning …

Waste Management

Rohingya protesters call for freedom for Reuters reporters in Myanmar

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - About 50 Rohingya Muslim refugees gathered in a muddy sports field in a camp in Bangladesh on Wednesday to protest against the conviction in Myanmar of two Reuters reporters, who were arrested while covering the plight of their community.<p>A Myanmar judge on Monday …

Asia

These Are The Horrors That The Rohingya Refugees Face Everyday

Paula Bronstein / Getty Images<p>In August 2017, an outbreak of violence in Myanmar's Rakhine State forced a mass exodus of over 700,000 people to Cox’s …

World News

Myanmar judge jails Reuters reporters for seven years in landmark secrets case

YANGON, Sept 3 (Reuters) - A Myanmar judge on Monday found two Reuters journalists guilty of breaching a law on state secrets and sentenced them to seven years in prison, in a landmark case seen as a test of progress towards democracy in the Southeast Asian country.<p>Yangon northern district judge Ye …

Asia

Visit of the UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth to Bangladesh - Celebrating International Youth Day 2018

The United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake, recently undertook an official mission to Bangladesh on the …

United Nations

Rohingya children struggle to get most basic education

Charity trying to give the young refugees education after Myanmar banned them from school.<p>Rohingya children banned from school by Myanmar's army are struggling to get a formal education in the country they escaped to.<p>Almost 400,000 Rohingya kids moved to Bangladesh in the past year, and many are …

Rohingya

Aung San Suu Kyi won’t lose Nobel prize despite Rohingya killings

BURMESE leader Aung San Suu Kyi is not likely to lose her Nobel peace prize despite the recent United Nation’s report saying the military had …

Asia

Firewood Needs Damaging Environment in Rohingya Refugee Camps

An estimated 700 tons of trees are cut each day around Cox's Bazar to provide refugees fuel for cooking. Now NGOs are working together to provide …

NGOs

Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up – 31 August 2018

This week on Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up – part two of the Visa pour l’image feature celebrating the international festival of …

Photojournalism

U.S. has not determined 'genocidal intent' for attacks on Rohingya - State Dept.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has not made a determination of “genocidal intent” for attacks on Rohingya in Myanmar for legal reasons, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday.<p>FILE PHOTO: Rohingya refugees are reflected in rain water along an embankment next to paddy fields after fleeing …

Heather Nauert

Rohingya Refugee Crisis

UN humanitarian response<p>More than 900,000 Rohingya refugees now live in southern Bangladesh, the vast majority in the camps and settlements that have …

Rohingya

Australia disturbed by Myanmar atrocities

Australia is "deeply disturbed" by the findings of a UN report on Myanmar and is demanding the perpetrators of war crimes and genocide be held to …

Human Rights

Viewfinder: Monsoon Rains Hit Refugee Camps One Year After Thousands of Rohingya Fled Into Bangladesh

A young child stands under a shelter as monsoon rains hit on August 28th, 2018, in Unchiprang refugee camp, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. <i>Viewfinder</i><i> is</i> …

United Nations

Rohingya refugees long to return home but fear what they'd find there

Refugee Mir Ahmad, 60, in Cox's Bazar. Photo: Sorin Furcoi/Al Jazeera<p><i>Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh —</i> None of the more than 900,000 Rohingya who over the …

News (U.S.)

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Hurling

Comic fights trafficking in Bangladesh's Rohingya camps

"The comic is a way to reach people, regardless of whether they can read, and show them the dangers of trafficking so they understand the risks they …

Comic Books

Young Rohingya refugees find hope in friendship

Friendship after crisis<p>Rohingya girls develop a bond they'll never forget a year after the refugee crisis began in Myanmar<p>Friendship after …

Nur

One year later, Rohingya refugees want statehood and justice

A year ago, a bloody counterinsurgency campaign drove hundreds of thousands of ethnic Rohingya people from northern Myanmar into neighboring …

United Nations

Rohingya girls in danger: Teenage bride, missing daughter, sex worker

The stories of three young women from a Rohingya refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.<p>About 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have left Myanmar since August 2017, and many now live in refugee camps.<p>Reporter: Nick Beake<p>Producer: Pratiksha Ghildial<p>Camera and editing: Sanjay Ganguly & Hereward Holland

Prostitution

Disaster preparedness at Rohingya camps: Still a long way to go

by Cathrine Tranberg Haarsaker<p>At twenty past seven in the morning, my phone buzzes with the first alert message from the automatic rain gauge at …

United Nations

One year on, Rohingya refugees struggle on the edge of the abyss

August 25, 2018 5:00 AM<br>A year into a crisis that has sent over 700,000 Rohingya fleeing into Bangladesh to escape violence in Myanmar, living …

Opinion

(Im)migration News Recap, Aug. 19-25

Editor's note: We want you to know what's happening, why and how it could impact your life, family or business, so we created a weekly digest of the …

Immigration