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Bangladesh Rohingya refugee camp fire leaves thousands homeless (Al Jazeera)

Thousands of Rohingya have been left homeless after a fire gutted parts of their refugee camp in southeastern Bangladesh, police said. About 850,000 of the persecuted mostly Muslim minority, many of whom escaped a 2017 military crackdown in Myanmar that the United Nations investigators concluded was executed with “genocidal intent”, live in a network of camps in Bangladesh’s […]

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Meta sued in excess of $150 billion for its role in Rohingya genocide (Campbell Kwan, ZDNet)

Rohingya refugees have launched two class action lawsuits valued in excess of $150 billion against Meta, formerly known as Facebook, for its role in sparking the Rohingya genocide in Myanmar. The lawsuits, which were filed anonymously in the UK and US, allege that the Facebook platform widely disseminated anti-Rohingya hate speech and misinformation while also […]

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UN, Bangladesh sign deal to aid Rohingya relocated to island (Al Jazeera)

The United Nations and Bangladesh’s government have signed an agreement to work together to help Rohingya refugees on an island in the Bay of Bengal where thousands have been relocated from crammed camps near the Myanmar border. More than 19,000 Rohingya have already been moved to Bhasan Char island by the government, and the UN […]

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Rights groups urge full probe into Rohingya leader’s killing (Al Jazeera)

Rights groups have called for an investigation into the killing of a prominent Rohingya leader who was shot to death at the world’s largest refugee camp in Bangladesh. Mohibullah, who was in his late 40s and had eight children, was killed by unknown gunmen in a camp in Cox’s Bazar on Wednesday night. He led […]

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Myanmar/Rohingya – Treating the Rohingya like they belong in Myanmar (Adam Simpson and Nicholas Farrelly, The Strategist)

As the military struggles to stamp out opposition on the streets and in the mountains, there is almost no good news coming out of Myanmar right now. Yet, in early June, the National Unity Government (NUG)-in-hiding released a ‘Policy position on the Rohingya in Rakhine State’ that overturned decades of consensus on the Muslim ethnic […]

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Rohingya/Bangladesh/Myanmar/UN – HRW says UN shared Rohingya data without their ‘informed consent’ (Al Jazeera)

Human Rights Watch says the UN improperly collected and shared data from more than 800,000 Rohingya refugees with their host country Bangladesh, which passed it on to Myanmar, the country they fled, and is calling for an investigation. Over the past three years, the UN refugee agency has registered hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees […]

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Bangladesh/Rohingya – Rohingya on Bangladesh island feel trapped, fear monsoons: HRW (Al Jazeera)

Rohingya refugees are seen at the housing complex of Bhasan Char island after they were relocated [File: Mohammad Al-Masum Molla/AFP] Rohingya on Bangladesh island feel trapped, fear monsoons: HRW | Human Rights News | Al Jazeera

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(Bangladesh/Rohingya) ‘We have nothing’: Refugee camp fire devastates Rohingya, again (Al Jazeera)

Faisal Mahmud Refugees recount ordeal after deadly blaze leaves tens of thousands without a shelter, reawakens trauma of Myanmar army’s 2017 crackdown. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/3/27/rebuilding-from-the-ashes-rohingya-a-year-after-deadly-blaze

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(Bangladesh/Rohingya) Rohingya made homeless by devastating Bangladesh camp blaze (Al Jazeera)

Monday’s fire in southeast Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar district, home to the world’s biggest refugee settlement, made 45,000 homeless. https://www.aljazeera.com/gallery/2021/3/25/in-pictures-homeless-rohingya-after-devastating-bangladesh-blaze

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(Bangladesh/Rohingya) Bangladesh defends use of fences after deadly Rohingya camp fire (Al Jazeera)

International humanitarian agencies call for the removal of barbed wire fences as Bangladeshi officials deny they trapped refugees or hampered rescue. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/3/24/bangladesh-defends-use-of-fences-after-deadly-rohingya-camp-fire

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(Bangladesh/Rohingya) Bangladesh probes deadly fire at Rohingya camp, 400 missing (Al Jazeera)

Officials investigate the cause of a massive fire – the worst since 2017 – that killed at least 15 and displaced tens of thousands. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/3/23/bangladesh-probes-deadly-fire-at-rohingya-refugee-camp

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(Bangladesh/Rohingya) Thousands of Rohingya homes burn as fire sweeps Bangladesh camps (Al Jazeera)

Hundreds of shanties destroyed, leaving thousands homeless, as devastating fire races through sprawling camps in southern Bangladesh. https://www.aljazeera.com/gallery/2021/3/23/thousands-of-homes-burn-as-fire-sweeps-rohingya-camp