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Five Rohingya feared dead, thousands flee huge blaze at refugee camps in Bangladesh
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Five Rohingya feared dead, thousands flee huge blaze at refugee camps in Bangladesh

The fire at Balukhali camp in Cox's Bazar district broke out in the late afternoon and spread quickly through at least four blocks

India rescues 81 Rohingya refugees adrift near Andaman islands; eight dead, one missing
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India rescues 81 Rohingya refugees adrift near Andaman islands; eight dead, one missing

Two Indian Coast Guard ships were sent to help the refugees, 23 of whom were children, said Foreign Ministry spokesman Anurag Srivastava

Bangladesh begins relocating Rohingya refugees to floating island; human rights groups oppose process
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Bangladesh begins relocating Rohingya refugees to floating island; human rights groups oppose process

The island's facilities are built to accommodate one lakh people, just a fraction of the million Rohingya Muslims who have fled waves of violent persecution in their native Myanmar and are currently living in crowded, squalid refugee camps

Bangladesh's Jaladash community of fisherfolk dwindles under onslaught of climate change, state apathy
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Bangladesh's Jaladash community of fisherfolk dwindles under onslaught of climate change, state apathy

Almost no member of the Jaladash community owns any land, so farming or aquaculture are not options open to them. They use the same fishing nets that their ancestors did.

'Social distancing impossible': In Bangladesh's Rohingya refugee camps, aid workers brace for coronavirus outbreak
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'Social distancing impossible': In Bangladesh's Rohingya refugee camps, aid workers brace for coronavirus outbreak

Aid workers are bracing for a possible outbreak of the coronavirus in one of the world's largest refugee camps in Bangladesh, with officials warning that containing the disease among more than 1 million tightly packed Rohingya Muslims will be a daunting task.

Bangladeshi island Bhasan Char ready to house Rohingya refugees; embankments, houses, hospitals, mosques built says country's refugee, relief and repatriation commissioner
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Bangladeshi island Bhasan Char ready to house Rohingya refugees; embankments, houses, hospitals, mosques built says country's refugee, relief and repatriation commissioner

Bhasan Char is ready for habitation, everything has been put in place, Bangladesh refugee, relief and repatriation commissioner Mahbub Alam Talukder said

Myanmar holds repatriation talks with Rohingya refugees; key official hints at ministerial level meeting on sidelines of General Assembly
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Myanmar holds repatriation talks with Rohingya refugees; key official hints at ministerial level meeting on sidelines of General Assembly

Buddhist-majority Myanmar has long considered the Rohingya to be 'Bengalis' from Bangladesh even though their families have lived in the country for generations.

Ten dead, 5,000 shelters destroyed at Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh's Cox Bazar by monsoon rains
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Ten dead, 5,000 shelters destroyed at Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh's Cox Bazar by monsoon rains

10 people have died and 5,000 shanty homes have been destroyed since April by monsoon rains in overcrowded Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh.

Rohingya repatriation doubtful as terrified refugees reluctant to return to Myanmar; Bangladesh rules out forceful action
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Rohingya repatriation doubtful as terrified refugees reluctant to return to Myanmar; Bangladesh rules out forceful action

Bangladesh's refugee commissioner cast doubt on whether the plan to send first batch of 150 Rohingya, from a preliminary 2,260 slated for return, could go ahead as scheduled on Thursday.

Myanmar to repatriate 2,000 Rohingya from Bangladesh camps in November, claims top official
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Myanmar to repatriate 2,000 Rohingya from Bangladesh camps in November, claims top official

Officials from Bangladesh and Myanmar announced that some of the 720,000 Muslim Rohingya who fled a deadly military clampdown in the Buddhist-majority country last year would start returning next month.

Bangladesh to move 100,000 Rohingya refugees to shelters in Bhashan Char island from next month
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Bangladesh to move 100,000 Rohingya refugees to shelters in Bhashan Char island from next month

The controversial plan is already behind schedule. Officials previously said they wanted to start moving refugees from overcrowded camps near the border with Myanmar to the island in June before the monsoon began.

In Bangladesh, Rohingya refugees mark first anniversary of 'ethnic cleansing' in Myanmar's Rakhine with songs, prayers
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In Bangladesh, Rohingya refugees mark first anniversary of 'ethnic cleansing' in Myanmar's Rakhine with songs, prayers

Rohingya refugees on Saturday marked the anniversary of a deadly military crackdown in their Myanmar homeland that drove 700,000 of the persecuted minority into Bangladesh, stateless and confronting a grim future.

WHO praises Bangladesh for curtailing outbreak of deadly diseases among Rohingya migrants
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WHO praises Bangladesh for curtailing outbreak of deadly diseases among Rohingya migrants

Outbreaks of deadly diseases were "prevented and rapidly curtailed" among nearly 10 lakh Rohingya refugees and thousands of lives were saved due to the efforts of the Bangladesh government, WHO and other health partners in the last one year.

Half of 'lost' Rohingya children who crossed into Bangladesh were orphaned by violence in Myanmar, reveals study
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Half of 'lost' Rohingya children who crossed into Bangladesh were orphaned by violence in Myanmar, reveals study

Half the Rohingya children who crossed into Bangladesh without their parents were actually orphaned by violence in Myanmar and not separated from them during the refugee exodus as previously thought, new research showed on Thursday.

Petronet submits proposal to set up $1 billion LNG import facility in Bangladesh
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Petronet submits proposal to set up $1 billion LNG import facility in Bangladesh

Once Bangladesh government accepts the proposal, a formal pact will be signed between Petronet and Petrobangla

UN chief Antonio Guterres hears of 'unimaginable' atrocities as he visits Rohingya camps, calls situation 'human rights nightmare'
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UN chief Antonio Guterres hears of 'unimaginable' atrocities as he visits Rohingya camps, calls situation 'human rights nightmare'

Guterres described the situation of the Rohingya refugees as "a humanitarian and human rights nightmare", as he prepared to tour makeshift shelters crammed with people who escaped a huge Myanmar army operation last year that the UN has likened to ethnic cleansing

Rohingya refugees find respite in Bangladesh's fishing industry; take up jobs in boats, yards
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Rohingya refugees find respite in Bangladesh's fishing industry; take up jobs in boats, yards

Rohingya Muslims driven out of Myanmar have found a way to survive in neighbouring Bangladesh — by taking up jobs in the fishing industry

Rohingya refugee shelters 'washed away' in Bangladesh rains, says UN; over 9,000 affected and number expected to rise
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Rohingya refugee shelters 'washed away' in Bangladesh rains, says UN; over 9,000 affected and number expected to rise

Heavy rains have caused severe structural damage to camps in Bangladesh hosting over one million Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, the UN has said

Evading the 'kala party': Hindu refugees in Myanmar's Rakhine state recount escape from Rohingya militants
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Evading the 'kala party': Hindu refugees in Myanmar's Rakhine state recount escape from Rohingya militants

Residents of Chikanchari in the Rakine state of Myanmar had a miraculous escape from Rohingya militants who had butchered inhabitants of neighbouring villages.