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A life’s work destroyed – Palestinian counts cost of Gaza war

Jabalia refugee camp, Gaza Strip Reuters Mohammed Al Safi said his business making bedding and mattresses in the Gaza Strip provided a decent living and employed 10 people until it was destroyed during an Israeli raid. Today, he depends on aid to survive – if he can find any. Safi, 51, said the fruits of […]

Liberia’s civil war refugees left destitute after decades-old Ghana camp demolished

Buduburam, Ghana Reuters Sitting on a tattered mattress amongst the rubble of his former home, Wendell Elijah Mallobe is one of 15,000 Liberian refugees left destitute after authorities in Ghana demolished the camp where he has lived for more than 30 years. “I don’t know anybody in Liberia. Nobody. They burnt the village I was […]

At least six die in Palestinian faction clashes in Lebanon

Smoke rises from Ain el-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp during Palestinian faction clashes, in Sidon, Lebanon, on 30th July, 2023.

Beirut, LebanonReuters At least six people were killed in two days of clashes in a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon, where the mainstream faction Fatah fought against rival groups that support Islamists, security sources said. A Fatah commander was killed on Sunday in an ambush that also injured several of his aides in the crowded, […]

Myanmar team in Bangladesh camps for Rohingya repatriation pilot project

People flee with their belongings as the fire in Cox's Bazar refugee camp continues, Bangladesh March 5, 2023 in this still image obtained by REUTERS from a video

Dhaka, Bangladesh Reuters A Myanmar delegation is visiting Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh this week to verify a few hundred potential returnees for a pilot repatriation project, though a Bangladeshi official said it was unclear when they would be going home. Nearly one million Rohingya Muslim refugees are living in camps in the border district […]

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 […]

With most Gaza homes wrecked by war still in ruins, smiles for the lucky few

Gaza housing project

GazaReuters Palestinian Zeyad Abu Odah watched with a smile as his four-storey house, destroyed in an Israeli air strike in last May’s fierce fighting, was slowly being rebuilt in Gaza’s Beach refugee camp. He is one of the lucky few. Only 50 of 1,650 homes wrecked in an 11-day war between Gaza militants and Israel […]

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 15 found dead, hundreds missing, after Bangladesh Rohingya camp blaze

Bangladesh Coxs Bazar refugee camp fire2

Cox’s Bazar, BangladeshAP Rescuers recovered at least 15 charred bodies from a Rohingya refugee camp in southern Bangladesh after a devastating fire that destroyed thousands of shelters, officials said Tuesday.  At least 400 people were still missing and around 560 were injured by the fire, according to Louise Donovan, a spokesperson for the United Nations’ […]

Fire guts hundreds of shelters in Rohingya refugee camp

Bangladesh Coxs Bazar Rohingya fire

Cox’s Bazar, BangladeshAP A devastating fire raced through a sprawling Rohingya refugee camp in southern Bangladesh on Monday, destroying hundreds of shelters and leaving thousands homeless, officials and witnesses said. The fire at Balukhali camp in Cox’s Bazar district broke out in the late afternoon and spread quickly through at least four blocks, said Mohammad […]

Bangladesh to lift Rohingya internet ban as anniversary nears

Dhaka, BangladeshThomson Reuters Foundation Bangladesh will lift internet restrictions imposed on nearly a million Rohingya refugees, a senior official said on Monday, ahead of the third anniversary of their exodus from Myanmar. The Bangladesh Government has been under pressure from the United Nations and aid groups to end the restrictions over fears they are hampering […]