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Rohingya refugees sue Facebook for $150 billion for alleged role in violence
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Rohingya refugees sue Facebook for $150 billion for alleged role in violence

Recently revealed internal Facebook documents show the company still has problems defining and moderating hate speech and misinformation on its platform in Myanmar

United Nation says over three million in Myanmar need life-saving aid
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United Nation says over three million in Myanmar need life-saving aid

Hundreds of thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes due to violence across the country, and 223,000 people remain internally displaced

US lawmakers introduce bill to combat global Islamophobia; clubs India with China, Myanmar
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US lawmakers introduce bill to combat global Islamophobia; clubs India with China, Myanmar

The Ministry of External Affairs in the past has asserted that India is proud of its secular credentials, its status as the largest democracy and pluralistic society with a longstanding commitment to tolerance and inclusion

Brother of slain Rohingya leader blames Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army for Mohibullah's murder
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Brother of slain Rohingya leader blames Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army for Mohibullah's murder

The representative of ethnic Rohingya refugees was killed by unidentified attackers at the Kutupalong refugee camp at Ukhiya in Cox’s Bazar district

Fresh influx of Myanmar nationals in Mizoram villages; locals provide aid to refugees
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Fresh influx of Myanmar nationals in Mizoram villages; locals provide aid to refugees

Home Minister Lalchamliana said the Myanamarese who have entered Mizoram are mostly from the neighbouring country's Chin state. He also clarified that he was yet to access documents pertaining to the matter

Amid hunger and poor sanitation, fear of cyclones exacerbate plight of Rohingya refugees on Bangladesh island
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Amid hunger and poor sanitation, fear of cyclones exacerbate plight of Rohingya refugees on Bangladesh island

The island is between Sandwip and Hatia islands, close to the small town of Bhola – all infamous names in the history of cyclones.

Rohingya detained in Jammu not to be deported to Myanmar without due process, says Supreme Court
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Rohingya detained in Jammu not to be deported to Myanmar without due process, says Supreme Court

On 6 March, 168 Rohingya found living illegally in Jammu during a verification drive were shifted to a holding centre

Myanmar coup: Rising numbers of refugees, spiralling violence present major humanitarian crisis for India
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Myanmar coup: Rising numbers of refugees, spiralling violence present major humanitarian crisis for India

The Myanmar's military's ruthless crackdown after its coup has left more than 500 people dead, according to a local monitoring group, triggering international outrage

Malaysian court halts deportation of 1,200 Myanmar migrants to hear appeal by two rights groups
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Malaysian court halts deportation of 1,200 Myanmar migrants to hear appeal by two rights groups

In their legal filing, the groups said three persons registered with UNHCR and 17 minors, with at least one parent still in Malaysia, were being sent back

Bangladesh Navy ships take 1,804 Rohingya refugees to isolated island that surfaced 20 years ago
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Bangladesh Navy ships take 1,804 Rohingya refugees to isolated island that surfaced 20 years ago

International aid agencies and the UN have opposed the relocation since it was first proposed in 2015, expressing fear that a big storm could wash over Bhashan Char and endanger thousands of lives

Bangladesh sends second batch of Rohingya refugees to isolated island despite opposition from rights groups
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Bangladesh sends second batch of Rohingya refugees to isolated island despite opposition from rights groups

Authorities say refugees were selected for relocation based on their willingness, and that no pressure was applied on them. But several human rights and activist groups say some refugees have been forced to go to the Bhasan Char island (edited)

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

In Bangladesh, internet restrictions, rumours worsen COVID-19 fears in Rohingya camps
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In Bangladesh, internet restrictions, rumours worsen COVID-19 fears in Rohingya camps

Of those tested in the camps near the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, 35 Rohingya people were found to be infected. A further 850 residents who had come into contact with the infected are now in quarantine. The only good news is that 618 Rohingya have completed their quarantine without contracting the disease.

Coronavirus Outbreak: From Syria to Bangladesh, cramped living conditions, inadequate health and testing facilities stoke fears in refugee camps
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Coronavirus Outbreak: From Syria to Bangladesh, cramped living conditions, inadequate health and testing facilities stoke fears in refugee camps

Western countries, which may contain their own coronavirus outbreaks, will have to reckon with the fact that if the virus finds refuge among the world's most vulnerable, it could return anytime.

Refugee policies in Brazil, Uganda, Turkey offer lessons for India, but realities of influx, political contexts cannot be ignored
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Refugee policies in Brazil, Uganda, Turkey offer lessons for India, but realities of influx, political contexts cannot be ignored

In the first part of this series, we analysed refugee policy in three countries that, like India, have also not signed the RC51 (and its1967 Protocol) – Bangladesh, Lebanon, and Jordan. In this part, we will explore the refugee policy regimes of key countries in the Global South that have – Brazil, Turkey, and Uganda.

Opening up India's borders for refugees isn't a zero sum game, nation can learn from Bangladesh, Jordan, Lebanon
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Opening up India's borders for refugees isn't a zero sum game, nation can learn from Bangladesh, Jordan, Lebanon

Over the years, despite no national framework, India has followed a relatively generous, though ad-hoc, approach to incoming refugees. Considering this strong historical record, the recent Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) building on the 2015 amendments to the Foreigner Act Rules, appears particularly arbitrary.

Rohingya crisis: In landmark judgment, ICJ tells Myanmar to take measures to prevent genocide against 'vulnerable' minority, demands report in 4 months
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Rohingya crisis: In landmark judgment, ICJ tells Myanmar to take measures to prevent genocide against 'vulnerable' minority, demands report in 4 months

In a sweeping legal victory for members of the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar, the United Nations' top court on Thursday ordered the government to take all measures in its power to prevent genocide against the minority community.

China, Myanmar ink 33 deals to accelerate Belt and Road Initiative as Xi Jinping and Aung San Suu Kyi meet amid Rohingya backlash
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China, Myanmar ink 33 deals to accelerate Belt and Road Initiative as Xi Jinping and Aung San Suu Kyi meet amid Rohingya backlash

Holding talks with Xi Jinping on the final day of his two-day visit, Suu Kyi slammed the western countries for criticising Myanmar over the handling of the Rohingya issue

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