Cox's Bazar

'Don't call us Rohingya': Myanmarese Hindu refugees in Bangladesh detest the incorrect labelling

<b>Cox's Bazar:</b> Hindu migrants displaced from Myanmar and currently lodged at the refugee camps in Bangladesh detest being termed as 'Rohingya' — a term …


Suu Kyi slams world conflicts for troubles

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Monday the world is facing instability and conflict in part because illegal immigration spreads terrorism in a …

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Kids Take Over on #WorldChildrensDay

Across the globe, children are facing some of the world's biggest problems, but they don't have a voice on the world stage. That's why today, on …


Backpack bravery: Perth veteran helps Rohingya refugees

"I just think 'if not now than when, if not me then who?"

Rakhine State

How Do You Help Refugees Who Are Too Traumatized To Talk?

If you walked into Cynthia Scott's waiting room at a clinic in the Cox's Bazar district of Bangladesh, you would be surrounded by people lying on benches looking pained and malnourished.<p>They're part of the flood of 600,000 Rohingya refugees who've fled violence in Myanmar and sought refuge in …

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Rohingya refugees flee to Cox's Bazar, in pictures


Bullets and burns: Portraits of injured Rohingya refugees

Filed under: News, World News, Crisis<p>COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Nov 17 (Reuters) - The two Rohingya Muslim brothers, six-year-old Mohamed Heron and four-year-old Akhter, held each other as they showed burns on their arms and torsos that their uncle says resulted from Myanmar's armed forces firing …


Rohingya camps becoming target for traffickers, young girls being enticed with promises of job, marriage: aid agencies

<b>Cox's Bazar:</b> Widowed and alone 21-year-old Umme Kulthum had hoped for a fresh start in Bangladesh, but was forced into prostitution instead, falling …


Poignant portraits of Rohingya Muslim refugees injured while fleeing ethnic violence in Myanmar

Since ethnic violence erupted in Myanmar in late August, thousands of Rohingya cross the border into Bangladesh every week, often travelling for days …

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Exploitation of Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh 'rife', says UN

By Fatih Erel<p>GENEVA (AA): The UN’s migration agency on Tuesday warned of the trafficking, exploitation and sexual abuse of Rohingya refugees in …


Arson, rape, brutal murders: What the Rohingya saw before they fled Myanmar

Watch Full Video<p>Since 25 August, when Myanmar launched a brutal crackdown on the Rohingya, nearly 613,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in …


Pimp says Rohingya plight 'good for business'

Women and vulnerable young girls are being stalked inside refugee camps by gangs of pimps who need women to supply Bangladesh's notorious sex …

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Rohingya women in Bangladesh face 'forced prostitution'

<b>The United Nations is warning that more than half a million Rohingya refugees who have fled Rakhine since August are at risk of exploitation in Bangladesh. One woman told Nomia Iqbal, from the BBC's Newsday programme, how she had been groomed and forced into prostitution after fleeing.</b><p>With her face …


Rohingya of Myanmar Learn That ‘Never Again’ Doesn’t Always Apply

YANGON, Myanmar — If Myanmar presented a test of the world’s pledge to stop atrocities and protect civilians, then it is difficult to recall a clearer failure.<p>The country’s military has expelled hundreds of thousands of Rohingya, a minority group, in full view of the world. The violence was …

World News

Exclusive: $6 for 38 days work - Child exploitation rife in Rohingya camps

COX'S BAZAR/KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Rohingya refugee children from Myanmar are working punishing hours for paltry pay in Bangladesh, with some suffering beatings and sexual assault, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has found.<p>Independent reporting by Reuters corroborated …


The 20 photographs of the week

The Texas church shooting, Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and the migration crisis in Europe – the week’s biggest news stories captured by the world’s best photojournalists


Rohingya kids close to starvation amid 'health crisis on an unimaginable scale'

‘Rampant malnutrition’ reported following Rohingya exodus from Myanmar to Bangladesh as agencies warn shocking new figures may be tip of the iceberg<p>One in four Rohingya children who recently fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar is now suffering from life-threatening malnutrition, with aid workers …


Aboard rickety boats or swimming, over 750 Rohingya reach Bangladesh

COX'S BAZAR/YANGON, Nov 10 (Reuters) - They came in boats, others on flimsy rafts, some even swam. Around 750 Rohingya Muslims made their escape from …


An umbrella for shade: Rohingya refugee boy works to support family

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Twelve-year-old Nur Hafes would rather be in school or playing football with friends at home in Myanmar.<p>Instead, he waits by the road in Palong Khali refugee camp in southern Bangladesh, looking for visitors who might give him money for his family.<p>Sole …


How Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar Contributed to ARSA’s Movement in Myanmar’s Rakhine

Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh has proved to be a fertile ground for ARSA, providing the group with sources of funding, weapons and recruits.<p><b>Cox’s Bazar</b> …


Bangladesh Steps Up Vaccination for New Rohingya Arrivals as Measles Cases Rise

<b>NEW YORK</b> (November 10, 2017) – An increase in the number of suspected measles cases among the newly arrived Rohingya and their host communities in …

Public Health

Corrected: Myanmar says UN move could harm talks with Bangladesh

(Corrects 6th paragraph to show Tillerson visiting Myanmar)<p>YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar said on Wednesday that the U.N. Security Council's statement on the Rohingya refugee crisis could "seriously harm" its talks with Bangladesh over repatriating more than 600,000 people who have fled there to escape …


Born a Rohingya, and a Refugee

Since August 2017, more than 600,000 ethnic Muslim Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh, escaping a brutal campaign of violence in Myanmar. Most of the …


Cold wave brings more misery to Rohingya in Bangladesh’s refugee camps (and winter is on the way)

Most of them do not have enough clothes to keep warm, having escaped Myanmar with barely any possessions.<p>After suffering in the summer heat and …


'I miss them so much': Myanmar's lost Rohingya children plead for their parents

With half a million Rohingya refugees under the age of 18 in Bangladeshi camps, it has been labelled a ‘children’s crisis’<p>The lost boy wails. Tears stream down his face as he looks around, frantic.<p>“I found him by the main road, so I brought him here,” says a middle-aged Rohingya woman who cradles …


Photo Essay: Inside Rohingya and Hindu Refugee Camps in Bangladesh

Every day, thousands of refugees are seen in long queues at the relief centres near the camps.<p>Thousands of Rohingya Muslims and Hindus from Myanmar, …


Pictures of the week 28 October to 3 November 2017: Seven days of the world's best photojournalism

<b>The week's best picture galleries:</b><p>Beautiful photos of isolated tribe in remote Amazon rainforest, with mining companies edging closer<p>Love among the …

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Photos of the week: 10/27 - 11/3

The deadliest terror attack in New York City since 9/11 left people in mourning across the country. Sayfullo Saipov is accused of killing eight people and injuring several others by mowing them down in a rented truck on a Manhattan bike trail. President Trump tweeted that the Uzbek immigrant should …


Myanmar sees 'bad consequences' if U.S. imposes sanctions on military

YANGON (Reuters) - Proposed U.S. sanctions targeting Myanmar's military for its treatment of Rohingya Muslims would hinder the fledgling civilian government sharing power with the generals, a spokesman for de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Friday.<p>The bill, introduced by members of the U.S. …


Halloween tricks and a message from Banksy

<b>Current affairs</b> A replica equestrian statue of King Edward VII floats down the Don river in Toronto, Canada, after it was placed in the water by the …

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