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Dozens of Rohingya refugees in the UK and US sue Facebook for $150 billion over Myanmar hate speech

Dozens of Rohingya refugees in the UK and US have sued Facebook, accusing the social media giant of allowing hate speech against them to spread. They are demanding more than $150 billion in compensation, claiming Facebook’s platforms promoted violence against the persecuted minority. An estimated 10,000 Rohingya Muslims were killed during a military crackdown in […]

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At least seven killed in Rohingya refugee camp attack in Bangladesh’s Cox Bazar

At least seven people were killed in an attack at a Rohingya camp in Bangladesh’s Cox Bazar on Friday, police said. A gang armed with guns and knives attacked a religious school before dawn in Cox Bazar’s Ukhiya area and killed three teachers, two volunteers and a student, police superintendent Shihab Kaiser Khan said. “A […]

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Mohibullah: Rohingya leader assassinated in Bangladesh refugee camp

A prominent Rohingya leader has been shot dead in a refugee camp in southern Bangladesh. Mohibullah, who was in his late 40s, led one of the largest of several community groups to emerge since more than 730,000 mostly Muslim Rohingya fled Myanmar amid a brutal military crackdown in August 2017. He was talking to other […]

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Bangladesh imposes lockdown in five Rohingya refugee camps after Covid-19 spread

Officials in Bangladesh imposed a lockdown in five Rohingya refugee camps in south-eastern Bangladesh after an alarming spread of the coronavirus, officials said. The shutdown will initially last for a week, until May 27, Shah Rezwan Hayat, head of Bangladesh’s Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commission, said on Friday. A total of 863 COVID-19 cases and […]

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Fire sweeps Rohingya refugee camp market in southern Bangladesh, 3 dead

A fire broke out destroying more than 20 shops in a makeshift market near a Rohingya refugee camp in southern Bangladesh, killing at least three people, police said. Local police chief Ahmed Sanjur Morshed on Friday said they recovered the bodies from the debris after it took firefighters several hours to bring the blaze under […]

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Bangladesh: 15 dead, 400 missing in massive fire in Rohingya refugee camps

The fire that swept through the Rohingya refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh on Monday killed at least 15 people, left at least 400 missing and destroyed thousands of shelter homes, 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 […]

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Thousands of Rohingyas homeless after huge fire sweeps through refugee camps in Bangladesh

A huge fire swept through Rohingya refugee camps in southern Bangladesh early Thursday, the United Nations said, destroying homes belonging to thousands of people. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said more than 550 shelters, home to about 3,500 people were either totally or partially destroyed in the blaze, as well as 150 shops and a […]

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Hundreds of Rohingya refugees RELOCATED to remote island in the Bay of Bengal

Hundreds of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are being relocated to a controversial island facility in the Bay of Bengal amid fears that some could be coerced to move there and held indefinitely. A ship carrying 1642 refugees is traveling to Bhasan Char, an island about 40 kilometers off the coast near the city of Chittagong, […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi set to win general elections in Myanmar

Vote counting in Myanmar puts Aung San Suu Kyi’s party in a lead following Sunday’s general election. Elections for the upper and lower houses of the national, state and regional governments were held. A total of 1,171 seats are being contested, said the US-based Carter Center, under the first-past-the-post system. Voters can choose from more […]

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Two Rohingya refugees test positive in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar

Authorities have reported the first coronavirus case in the crowded camps for Rohingya refugees in southern Bangladesh. More than 1 million refugees from Myanmar are sheltered in the camps. Aid workers have been warning that tackling any outbreak could be a daunting task in the crowded camps. Bangladesh and the U.N. refugee agency said the […]

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Bangladesh coast guard rescues hundreds of Rohingyas who failed to reach Malaysia

At least 24 Rohingya died at sea after their boat failed to reach Malaysia, the coastguard in Bangladesh said on Thursday after rescuing 396 Rohingya people from the vessel which had been adrift for weeks after failing to reach Malaysia. “They were at sea for about two months and were starving,” an official from the […]

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Bangladesh forces kill 7 suspected Rohingya robbers in raid

Police in Bangladesh killed seven members of a gang of armed robbers on Monday during a raid on their hideout on a hillside overlooking a camp for Rohingya refugees in the southeast of the country, a police spokesman said. Crime and violence are on the rise in the squalid, sprawling camps around the coastal city […]