10 Nov
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Help for orphaned children

36,673 orphaned children living in Rohingya camps. Among the orphans, 12.5% are still shelterless. A total of 36,673 orphaned children are now living in the 12 Rohingya camps under Ukhiya and Taknaf upazilas of Cox’s Bazar, according to a government survey. Among the orphans, 12.5% are still without any shelter. The survey also shows that […]

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09 Nov
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Food supply more challenging

Food supply gets more challenging. Says WFP country director UN food agency sees tough days ahead as it struggles to raise funds for continuing food support for over 800,000 Rohingyas amid conflicts in various parts of the world. “We are knocking at the donors’ doors on a daily basis. But there are so many emergencies […]

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09 Nov
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Ministers visits Bangladesh

Foreign ministers of China, Japan, Germany, Sweden coming to Bangladesh for Rohingya talks The foreign ministers of China, Japan, Germany and Sweden are coming to Bangladesh to discuss Rohingya refugee issue ahead of the Asia-Europe or ASEM Meeting in Myanmar. Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali discussed the visit with the envoys of countries having borders […]

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07 Nov
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Calgary geophysicist in camp

CBC Calgary geophysicist works against time to find water for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh ‘A month from now, 2 months at the most, they’ll be completely dry,’ Paul Bauman says of existing reservoirs A Calgary geophysicist is working with a team of experts to find underground water for thousands of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar who fled […]

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04 Nov
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Bob Rae lands in Bangladesh

Canada’s special envoy to Myanmar lands in Bangladesh Canada’s new special envoy to Myanmar has arrived in the south of Bangladesh for a firsthand look at the conditions facing Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in neighbouring Myanmar. Bob Rae, the former Ontario premier and interim leader of the federal Liberal party, met with officials in the […]

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04 Nov
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Malnutrition soaring: UN

Malnutrition soaring among Rohingya children in BD: UN GENEVA – Life-threatening levels of malnutrition have risen dramatically among Rohingya refugee children who have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh, the United Nations warned Friday. The UN children ‘s agency said preliminary data indicated a full 7.5 percent of the children crammed into one of the camps in […]

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04 Nov
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US: Sanctions on Myanmar

US Lawmakers Propose Sanctions on Myanmar Over Rohingya Crisis U.S. lawmakers have proposed sanctions against Myanmar’s military over the treatment of the Rohingya ethnic group, as U.S. President Donald Trump leaves for a 12-day tour of east Asia in which he will meet with members of Myanmar’s government at a regional summit. The bipartisan legislation […]

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04 Nov
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Rae Urge to pressure

Rae urged to pressure Myanmar’s neighbours to stop military’s Rohingya crackdown OTTAWA — Canada’s special envoy for the Rohingya crisis, Bob Rae, should enlist some of Myanmar’s influential Asian neighbours to help stop attacks against its minority Muslim population, says a former UN disaster response chief. Jan Egeland, who was UN undersecretary general for humanitarian […]

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03 Nov
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What awaits special envoy

What awaits special envoy Bob Rae as he arrives in Burma? Abused Rohingya Muslims seeking refuge Canada’s newly appointed special envoy to the Rohingya refugee crisis arrived Wednesday in the South Asian region as Burma’s fleeing Muslim population continues to seek refuge in Bangladesh. OTTAWA—Picture 2,300 football fields side-by-side, home to hundreds of thousands of […]

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02 Nov
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Voluntary repatriation a must

UNB Dhaka UN calls safe, voluntary repatriation of Rohingyas United Nations Assistant High Commissioner for Refugees (Protection) Volker Turk has urged the Myanmar government to ensure a safe environment and the protection of all communities in Rakhine State. Turk reiterated the right of return of the hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas who fled from Rakhine […]

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