Shadow Lands: Burma’s Landmine Problem

Regina Paulose In early January, young Rohingya children went outside of their homes in search of firewood. In what has already been a journey through hell for many people in the Rakhine, four children tripped on a landmine and perished. The remaining children were...

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15 Rohingya died while escaping to Malaysia

On Tuesday, 138 Rohingyas drowned along with a trawler while crossing the Bay of Bengal. They have undertaken another perilous boat journey for Malaysia. The report says, at least 15 women and children drowned and more than 50 others were missing. The trawler was only...

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Italy to donate 1 million euro for Rohingya

On Wednesday, the Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte confirmed to provide €1 million ($1.1 million) to aid Rohingya Muslims living in makeshift camps in Bangladesh's southern district of Cox's Bazar. The news was confirmed by media during a bilateral meeting with...

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Myanmar imposes internet shutdown again

Since Monday, Myanmar has again imposed internet shutdown in two Western states. In mid-June, Myanmar shuts down the internet in conflict areas but again partially lifts internet blackout in Rakhine and Chin states in early September. The Norwegian mobile operator...

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JOINT RESPONSE PLAN

FOR ROHINGYA HUMANITARIAN CRISIS

JANUARY-DECEMBER 2019

ICJ hearing begins – Justice vs Business

The United Nations’ highest tribunal is to deliver its decision on whether provisional measures are required to prevent Myanmar conducting genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority.Today, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) is going to announce its verdict on...

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Italy to donate 1 million euro for Rohingya

On Wednesday, the Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte confirmed to provide €1 million ($1.1 million) to aid Rohingya Muslims living in makeshift camps in Bangladesh's southern district of Cox's Bazar. The news was confirmed by media during a bilateral meeting with...

ARNO applauds Bangladesh government for approving formal education for the Rohingya children in the camp

On Thursday, Arakan Rohingya National Organization (ARNO) released a statement thanking Bangladesh government for allowing formal education for half a million Rohingya children. ARNO further lauded the efforts of the Foreign Minister in this regard. The schools will...

Rohingya Refugee Crisis Joint Response Plan 2019 funding received 69% funding

The 2019 Joint Response Plan for the Rohingya refugee response is only 69 per cent funded, as of 31 December 2019, with USD 636 million received against the overall needs of USD 920 million. The United States leads the donor list with $246.4m and it is followed by the...

Harvard Law professor conducts a one-day training on Human Rights in the Refugee camp

On Sunday, a team of young lawyers lead by a Burmese law Professor Yee Mon Htun ( Clinical Instructor and Lecturer) from Harvard school of law conducted a training program for the Rohingya Youth Association (RYA). The program was followed by another training session...

315,000 Rohingya children will be vaccinated in the camp

Since yesterday, a four-week-long vaccination campaign against Rubella (German measles or three-day measles) began at Rohingya refugee camps of Cox’s Bazar which aims to vaccinate over 315,000 Rohingya children. Rubella is a contagious viral infection which includes a...

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