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Rohingya children refugees face 'hell on earth' - Unicef

2017-10-20 10:56

Unicef has said the children who make up most of the nearly 600 000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar are seeing a 'hell on earth' in overcrowded, muddy and squalid refugee camps in neighbouring Bangladesh.

Five dead, dozens missing as Rohingya boat sinks in Bangladesh

2017-10-16 10:05

At least five people have been killed and dozens left missing after a boat packed with Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar's Rakhine state for Bangladesh sank in a river that separates the two nations, a border guard official has said.

Wild elephants attack Rohingya camp

2017-10-15 17:02

Wild elephants have attacked a new camp where Rohingya refugees were sleeping, killing a woman and her three children in southern Bangladesh.

Several dead, scores missing in Rohingya capsize - officials

2017-10-09 07:48

Several people have died and scores are missing after a boat packed with Rohingya refugees - many of them children - capsized, the latest tragedy to strike those fleeing violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state.

Myanmar refugee exodus tops 500 000 as more Rohingya flee

2017-09-30 12:55

Five weeks after a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar began, the UN says the number of arrivals in Bangladesh has now topped a half a million

Rohingya: UN chief tells Myanmar to end 'nightmare'

2017-09-29 07:55

The growing Rohingya crisis has prompted the Security Council to hold a rare public meeting on Myanmar, during which UN chief Antonio Guterres urged the country's leaders to end the refugees' "nightmare".

UN plans food aid for up to 700 000 Rohingya

2017-09-27 11:50

The UN has drawn up a contingency plan to feed up to 700 000 Muslim Rohingya refugees from Myanmar after about 480 000 fled to Bangladesh over the past month and arrivals continue.

Rohingya in Bangladesh need 'massive' assistance - UN

2017-09-24 20:58

Bangladesh needs "massive international assistance" to feed and shelter the 436 000 Rohingya who have fled Myanmar in recent weeks, says the UN refugee agency.

Myanmar: Who are the Rohingya?

2017-09-22 06:22

Why are the more than one million Rohingya in Myanmar considered the 'world's most persecuted minority'?

Suu Kyi appeals to global community over Rohingya crisis

2017-09-19 08:57

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has reached out to the global community in a broad appeal for support over a refugee crisis the UN has decried as "ethnic cleansing".

 

ANC condemns violence against Myanmar's Rohingya

2017-10-16 15:48

The ANC has added its voice to the growing international condemnation of the violence directed against the Rohingya by Myanmar's military.

14 000 Rohingya children without parents

2017-10-15 21:13

Nearly 14 000 children who have lost one or both parents are among the more than half a million Rohingya refugees who crossed in Bangladesh to escape violence in Myanmar.

Bangladesh's chief justice accused of corruption

2017-10-14 20:12

Bangladesh's chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha has been accused of serious crimes, including corruption, by the country's government.

Bangladesh's mega refugee camp plan 'dangerous' - UN official

2017-10-07 22:13

A top UN official says Bangladesh's plan to build the world's biggest refugee camp for 800 000-plus Rohingya Muslims is dangerous because overcrowding could heighten the risks of deadly diseases spreading quickly.

Rohingya refugees share stories of sexual violence

2017-09-30 09:54

"I was raped just 13 days ago," says a Rohingya refugee as she cradles her son, blowing on his face every so often to give him some relief from the sweltering heat.

Bangladesh needs longer-term plan for Rohingya - UN

2017-09-28 05:30

The nearly half a million Rohingya refugees, who have entered Bangladesh since August, will likely not be leaving soon, says the UN, calling for longer-term plans to manage the influx.

Rohingya toll mounts as Bangladesh hospitals struggle

2017-09-26 20:00

Relief agencies have warned that diarrhoea, cholera and pneumonia could spread quickly among the Rohingya refugees, putting further pressure on overstretched hospitals.

Rohingya refugee influx over, says Bangladesh

2017-09-23 15:11

The influx of Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh has ground to a virtual halt, officials have said.

Bangladesh army steps up as Rohingya suffer heavy rain

2017-09-20 21:28

Bangladesh's army has been ordered to take a bigger role helping hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who have fled violence in Myanmar, amid warnings it could take six months to register the new refugees.

Bangladesh restricts Rohingya refugees

2017-09-18 11:58

Bangladeshi authorities are taking steps to restrict the movement of Muslim Rohingya refugees living in crowded border camps after fleeing violence in Myanmar.

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