Bangladesh begins coronavirus vaccination of Rohingya refugees

Bangladesh began vaccinating thousands of Rohingya Muslims on Tuesday in the world’s largest refugee settlement amid a surge in COVID-19 infections in the country, officials said. Aid workers have long warned of a potential humanitarian disaster if there is a significant outbreak in the refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, the border district where over a… Read More Bangladesh begins coronavirus vaccination of Rohingya refugees

Six dead, thousands displaced as floods hit Rohingya camps in southeastern Bangladesh

Heavy monsoon rains triggered landslides and flash floods in refugees camps displacing thousands of Rohingya Muslims in southeastern Bangladesh this week, U.N. and other officials said on Friday, with further heavy rainfall expected. At least six Rohingya, including three children, died in landslides and flooding while 15 Bangladeshis were killed and more than 200,000 stranded… Read More Six dead, thousands displaced as floods hit Rohingya camps in southeastern Bangladesh

At least fifteen dead, dozens missing following massive fire at Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh

At least 15 people have been killed in a massive fire that ripped through a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh, while at least 400 remain missing, the U.N. refugee agency said on Tuesday. “It is massive, it is devastating,” said UNHCR’s Johannes Van der Klaauw, who joined a Geneva briefing virtually from Dhaka, Bangladesh. “We… Read More At least fifteen dead, dozens missing following massive fire at Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh

Eight found dead as Indian coast guard rescues dozens of Rohingya on drifting boat

India’s coast guard found 81 survivors and eight dead on a boat crammed with Muslim Rohingya refugees adrift in the Andaman Sea, and were repairing the vessel so that it can return safely to Bangladesh, Indian officials said on Friday. The Indian government was in discussions with Bangladesh to facilitate the safe return of the… Read More Eight found dead as Indian coast guard rescues dozens of Rohingya on drifting boat

Bangladesh to move hundreds of Rohingya Muslims to remote island amid criticism

Bangladesh will move 2,000-3,000 more Rohingya Muslim refugees to a remote Bay of Bengal island this week, a navy officer said on Wednesday, despite complaints by rights groups concerned about the site’s vulnerability to storms and flooding. Bangladesh has relocated about 3,500 of the refugees from neighbouring Myanmar to Bhasan Char island since early December… Read More Bangladesh to move hundreds of Rohingya Muslims to remote island amid criticism