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6 July, 2018 8:34 AM Bangladesh gets $100-million ADB grant to boost facilities for displaced Rohingya

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Friday approved a grant of $100 million to Bangladesh, the first half of an assistance package to develop basic infrastructure and services for refugees from neighbouring Myanmar, the bank said. Bangladesh faces a challenge in managing refugee camps in its southern district of Cox's Bazar, flooded by more than 700,000 people 75

21 June, 2018 10:49 AM Global refugee count highest ever in 2017: UN report

The number of refugees worldwide registered an annual increase of 13% to reach 25.4 million in 2017, the highest known total to date, according to a UNHCR report. Most of the refugees were from Syria and Afghanistan, while neighbouring Turkey and Pakistan hosted the most number of refugees. If internal displacement figures were considered, one person 68

22 May, 2018 8:04 PM ‘Rohingya entering India through Bengal’

The police in Manipur have said that Rohingya refugees, displaced from Myanmar’s Rakhine region, are increasingly entering India through human trafficking corridors along the West Bengal-Bangladesh border. More than 300,000 Rohingya have fled from Myanmar and taken refuge in Bangladesh. The Manipur police came to know about the trafficking routes after 95

11 April, 2018 4:11 PM Myanmar Minister visits Rohingya camp

Social Welfare Minister Win Myat Aye tours one of the Bangladesh camps to take stock of the situation A Myanmar Minister on Wednesday toured one of the Bangladesh camps struggling to provide for some one million Rohingya Muslims, the first such visit since a Myanmar Army crackdown sparked a massive refugee crisis. Social Welfare Minister Win Myat Aye met with Rohingya 46

2 April, 2018 4:51 PM Buddhists being lured to take Rohingya land: officials

Myanmarese authorities have lured dozens of mainly Buddhist Bangladeshi tribal families to cross the border and resettle on land abandoned by Rohingya people, officials said on Monday. About 50 families from remote hill and forest areas on the Bangladesh side, attracted by offers of free land and food, have moved to Rakhine State. The families from the ethnic 50

1 April, 2018 4:05 PM Dhaka begins relocating Rohingya refugees

Bangladesh has begun relocating 1,00,000 Rohingya refugees to safer ground before the monsoon season for fear of deadly landslides and floods in the congested camps, an official said on Sunday. Bangladesh’s refugee commissioner Mohammad Abul Kalam said 1,00,000 refugees living in “priority” areas most at risk from floods and landslides would be relocated 59

30 March, 2018 4:06 PM Myint vows to amend Constitution

Myanmar’s new President promised to amend the country’s army-written Constitution in an inaugural speech on Friday, challenging a charter that bans Aung San Suu Kyi from top office and gives the military major powers. In his first address to Parliament, Win Myint said he would focus on the rule of law, national reconciliation and “amending the Constitution 55

18 March, 2018 5:31 PM Rohingya seek return to home villages

Rohingya holed up in a border “no man’s land” after fleeing Myanmar will only accept repatriation to their home villages, a local leader said on Sunday, rejecting any move to transit camps for fear of confinement. Since August, several thousands of the Rohingya have been living in tents beyond a barbed-wire fence which roughly demarcates the border zone between 80

18 March, 2018 2:58 AM Sri Lanka lifts nationwide state of emergency

Maithripala Sirisena declared a state of emergency to rein in the spread of communal violence after Buddhists and Muslims clashed in the Indian Ocean island's central district of Kandy. Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena said on Sunday he had lifted a nationwide state of emergency imposed on March 6 after Buddhist-Muslim clashes. “Upon assessing 70

1 February, 2018 6:09 AM Petrol bomb thrown at Suu Kyi's lakeside villa

The Myanmar leader was away from her home at the time of the incident A petrol bomb was thrown at the lakeside Yangon compound of Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday while she was away from her home, a government spokesman said. "It was a petrol bomb," spokesman Zaw Htay confirmed to AFP, without giving further details on a possible motive 48