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
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
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
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.
Sixteen dead after boat with 125 Rohingya refugees from Bangladeshi camps capsizes in Bay of Bengal; overcrowding led to accident, says Cox's Bazar police
Coast guard, navy divers and other rescuers recovered the bodies of 14 women, one child and a man
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
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
Bhasan Char is ready for habitation, everything has been put in place, Bangladesh refugee, relief and repatriation commissioner Mahbub Alam Talukder said
Rohingya crisis: ICJ to rule on emergency measures in genocide case filed by Gambia against Myanmar on 23 Jan
Gambia has accused Myanmar of violating the 1948 Genocide Convention in a military campaign that expelled more than 7,30,000 Rohingya from the country
UN General Assembly approves resolution condemning human right abuses against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims
The UN General Assembly approved a resolution Friday strongly condemning human rights abuses against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims and other minorities, including arbitrary arrests, torture, rape and deaths in detention
Rohingya refugees in south Delhi camp wary of future after CAA, say returning to Myanmar 'nothing less than death warrant’
CAA excludes Rohingyas, described by the UN as the most persecuted minority in the world
On day Aung San Suu Kyi denies allegations of genocide in Rakhine, around 100 Rohingya Muslims appear in Myanmar court on charges of 'illegal travel'
Dozens of Rohingya Muslims appeared in a Myanmar court on Wednesday to face charges of travelling illegally after they were arrested while fleeing apartheid-like conditions in the country’s Rakhine state
Aung San Suu Kyi denies allegations of genocide against Rohingya community at ICJ, says 2017 exodus was result of battle with insurgents
Myanmar’s former pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday denied that her country’s armed forces committed genocide against the Rohingya minority, telling the UN’s top court that the exodus of hundreds of thousands of Muslims was the unfortunate result of a battle with insurgents.
Aung San Suu Kyi at The Hague: Fallen pro-democracy icon appears at ICJ to contest charges of genocide of Rohingya community
Suu Kyi, who was awarded the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize for championing democracy and rights under Myanmar’s then-ruling junta, is leading the Myanmar delegation in her capacity as foreign minister.
Myanmar rejects ICC probe into alleged persecution of Rohingya Muslims as global pressure mounts, says its own committees will probe charges of abuses
The decision came after rights groups filed a separate lawsuit in Argentina and a further submission of a genocide case at the UN's top court
Thant Myint-U's The Hidden History of Burma reflects on the socio-political crisis ailing an aspiring democracy
In an interview with Firstpost, historian and diplomant Thant Myint-U talks about his third literary outing on the history of Burma, the country as an inchoate democracy, and what challenges its people are likely to face in the upcoming elections.
Sheikh Hasina was addressing India-Bangladesh Business Forum, which was organised by industry chambers
Sheikh Hasina to arrive in India on four-day visit tomorrow; Bangladesh PM to meet Ram Nath Kovind, Narendra Modi
Hasina will visit India from 3 to 6 October at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Aung San Suu Kyi 'culpability' in Rohingya abuse in Myanmar an 'open-ended question', says UN investigator
UN investigators called Tuesday for an expert evaluation of whether Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi can be legally implicated in the abuses committed against the country's Rohingya minority
Sheikh Hasina blames Myanmar for Rohingya repatriation failure, says country failed to win trust of Muslim minority
Bangladesh's prime minister has blamed Myanmar for the failure of a recent attempt to repatriate Rohingya refugees, saying its neighbouring country did not do enough to win the community's trust