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Corona virus panic grips Rohingya camps in Bangladesh

Aljazeera 2020.03.26 Experts say vulnerable populations such as the Rohingya will likely be disproportionately affected by COVID-19. Rohingya refugees, without wearing any mask or any other safety gear, gather along a market area in Kutupalong refugee camp [Suzauddin Rubel/AFP]  Experts and activists have warned that about one million Rohingya refugees living in the crowded and […]

UN Investigator Wants Myanmar Brought Before International Criminal Court

VOA Lisa Schlein March 10, 2020 FILE – U.N. Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee speaks during a press conference in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Jan. 23, 2020. GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – A U.N. investigator is calling for Myanmar to be referred to the International Criminal Court and tried for alleged international crimes, including the persecution of ethnic minorities that […]

‘None of Us Have a Fear of Corona’: The Faithful at an Outbreak’s Center

The New York Times By Hannah Beech March 20, 2020 A gathering of 16,000 at a Malaysian mosque became the pandemic’s largest known vector in Southeast Asia, spreading the coronavirus to half a dozen countries.  A mosque in the Philippines run by Tablighi Jamaat, an Islamic missionary movement. A Tablighi Jamaat gathering in Malaysia has […]

Search for 2,000 Rohingya for Covid-19 checks in Malaysia

theSundaily 19 Mar 2020 KUALA LUMPUR: The authorities are scrambling to track down about 2,000 Rohingya men who attended a religious gathering that has led to a big spike in coronavirus cases across Southeast Asia, a security source and two other people told Reuters. More than 100,000 Rohingya live in Malaysia after fleeing from Myanmar, […]

Will the ICJ Myanmar Ruling Help Bring Accountability for the Rohingya Crisis?

THE I DIPLOMAT By Champa Patel and Ruma Mandal March 18, 2020 Beyond refocusing the attention on the Rohingya crisis, the ruling raising questions about whether it might be an effective route for pursuing accountability.  The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling on the genocide case against Myanmar in January is refocusing attention on the […]

US for putting pressure on Myanmar over Rohingya repatriation

Dhaka Tribune Tribune Desk March 16th, 2020 US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl Robert Miller meets with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence Ganabhaban on Monday, March 16, 2020 Focus Bangla The premier said the government has rescheduled the birth centenary programs due to the coronavirus outbreak US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl Robert Miller […]

No coronavirus among Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh: WHO

ARAB NEWS SHEHAB SUMON March 16, 2020 Rohingya refugees at a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. (Reuters) Although the camps are cramped with limited access to clean water, no coronavirus cases have been reported among refugees or aid workers Aid agencies have been raising awareness among members of the Rohingya community about personal and […]