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UN secretary-general alarmed by reports of Myanmar airstrikes

Reuters United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is alarmed by reports that military airstrikes in Myanmar, including on Monday in Minbya township, have killed and injured many civilians, a UN spokesman said. Myanmar has been convulsed by turmoil since the military seized power from an elected government in a 2021 coup. “The expansion of conflict in […]

Rohingya say will not go home to Myanmar to be stuck in camps

Some Rohingya Muslim refugees and Bangladeshi officials on a boat return after visiting Myanmar's Rakhine State as part of an effort to encourage their voluntary repatriation, in Teknaf, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on 5th May, 2023

Dhaka, BangladeshReuters Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh said on the weekend that they would not return to Myanmar to “be confined in camps” after making their first return visit as part of efforts to encourage their voluntary repatriation. Nearly a million Rohingya Muslims live in squalid camps in the Bangladeshi border district of Cox’s Bazar.  Some […]

Bangladesh panel says fire at Rohingya camps ‘planned sabotage’

Rohingya refugee camp that has been destroyed after a fire broke out is pictured, in Balukhali in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, March 5, 2023. REUTERS/Ro Yassin Abdumon

Dhaka, Bangladesh Reuters A fire that left thousands of Rohingya Muslims homeless in Bangladesh camps was a “planned act of sabotage”, a panel investigating the blaze said on Sunday. Nearly 2,800 shelters and more than 90 facilities including hospitals and learning centres were destroyed in the fire on 5th March, leaving more than 12,000 people […]

Fire destroys homes Cox’s Bazar refugee camp in Bangladesh

Fire burns in the Rohingya refugee camp in Balukhali in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, March 5, 2023. REUTERS/Ro Yassin Abdumonab

Dhaka, Bangladesh Reuters A big fire at a camp for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh destroyed homes and sent thick black clouds of smoke through the area on Sunday before being brought under control.  The blaze erupted at Camp 11 in Cox’s Bazar, a south-eastern border district where more than a million Rohingya refugees live. Most […]

Rohingya crisis fund is “well short of needs” – UN refugee agency

Bangladesh Coxs Bazar refugee camp

Reuters An appeal to help Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh is “well short of needs”, the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Tuesday, as refugees called on donors not to forget the crisis ahead of the fifth anniversary of their exodus from Myanmar. More than a million Rohingya are living in squalid camps in southern […]

Fire tears through Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Coxs Bazar refugee camp fire

Reuters A fire swept through a Rohingya refugee camp in southeastern Bangladesh on Sunday, destroying hundreds of homes, according to officials and witnesses, though there were no immediate reports of casualties.  The blaze hit Camp 16 in Cox’s Bazar, a border district where than a million Rohingya refugees live, with most having fled a military-led […]

At least six dead after armed gang attack in Rohingya refugee camp

Bangladesh Balukhali camp in Coxs Bazar

Dhaka, BangladeshReuters At least six people were killed in an attack at a Rohingya camp in Bangladesh’s Cox Bazar on Friday, a police official said – the latest incident of violence in the world’s largest refugee settlement. A gang armed with guns attacked a religious school before dawn in Cox Bazar’s Ukhiya area and killed […]

“This is like a nightmare”: Thousands displaced as floods hit Bangladesh Rohingya camps

Bangladesh Coxs Bazar floods

Reuters Heavy monsoon rains triggered landslides and flash floods in refugees camps displacing thousands of Rohingya Muslims in southeastern Bangladesh this week, UN 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 […]

Shelters being built in Bangladesh Rohingya camp after fire

Bangladesh Rohingya refugees after fire

Cox’s Bazar, BangladeshAP Authorities and volunteers from aid agencies in southern Bangladesh were rebuilding shelters on Wednesday for thousands of Rohingya refugees who lost their dwellings to a devastating fire that killed at least 15 people, including children, officials said  Thousands of refugees became homeless in Monday’s fire that raced through Balukhali camp at Ukhiya […]