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Bangladesh: Move Rohingya from dangerous silt island, Human Rights Watch

Dhaka: Bangladesh authorities should immediately move over 300 Rohingya refugees, including at least 33 children, from the silt island of Bhasan Char to the Cox’s Bazar refugee camps to be with their families, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday.

Amid rising COVID-19 cases, Bangladesh imposes lockdown in Cox’s Bazar Municipality which houses Rohingya refugee camps

Dhaka/IBNS: With rising number of COVID-19 positive cases, Bangladesh authority has put Cox’s Bazar Municipality on lockdown and even declared some areas of the district  as red zones, media reports said.

Bangladesh: Suspected Rohingya drug peddler killed during gunfight

Dhaka/IBNS: An alleged Rohingya drug peddler was killed during a gunfight with Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members in Bangladesh's Teknaf upazila, media reports said on Sunday.

Support stepped up for Rohingya camps as first COVID-19 infections are confirmed

New York/IBNS: After confirmation that the first cases of COVID-19 infection have been identified in a vast and overcrowded refugee camp in Bangladesh, UN humanitarians on Friday announced additional measures and appealed for funds to prevent the disease from spreading.

Treating severe COVID-19 patients will be hard in Rohingya camps in Bangladesh : WHO

Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: Valentina Shvartsman Treating severe patients suffering from the COVID-19 lung disease would be particularly challenging in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh due to crowded settings and lack of space for additional health facilities, Catalin Bercaru, a communication officer for the World Health Organization (WHO) country office in Bangladesh, told Sputnik.

UN human rights office calls for compassion following Rohingya deaths at sea

New York/IBNS: The UN human rights office (OHCHR), is calling for compassion for people desperately seeking shelter, after 30 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar died on a boat in the Bay of Bengal that had spent nearly two months at sea.

UN urges for USD 877 mln for Rohingya refugee response in Bangladesh

United Nations/UNI:  Launching a 2020 Joint Response Plan (JRP) for the Rohingya humanitarian crisis, the UN refugee agency -- UNHCR -- on Tuesday appealed to raise US$877 million to cater to the needs of more than one million Rohingya refugees.

Bangladesh: 37 Rohingyas rescued, 3 human traffickers held

Dhaka/IBNS: Bangladesh police rescued 37 Rohingyas, including women and children, while they were trying to go to Malaysia illegally by sea from Reju Khal area in Ramu upazila of Cox's Bazar on Monday, media reports said.

Bangladesh: Trawler with Rohingyas capsizes in Bay of Bengal, 15 die

Dhaka/IBNS: A trawler, which was carrying Rohingyas, capsized in the Bay of Bengal and left at least 15 people killed, media reports said on Tuesday.

Top UN court orders Myanmar to protect Rohingya from genocide

New York/IBNS: Myanmar must take steps to protect its minority Rohingya population, the top UN court unanimously ruled on Thursday.

International Court rules on emergency measures in Myanmar to protect Rohingya minority

Moscow/Sputnik: The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled on Thursday that conditions were met for emergency measures in Myanmar to protect the Rohingya Muslim minority on the request of the Gambia, obliging Myanmar to ensure that its armed units do not commit or incite genocide.

ICJ ruling on urgent measures in Rohingya case to be announced Jan 23: Gambia

The Hague/IBNS: The International Court of Justice is expected to announce its decision on a request for emergency measures in a genocide case against Myanmar on Jan 23, officials said on Wednesday.

Bangladesh: Two RAB members injured as suspected Rohingya gunmen shoot them

Dhaka/IBNS: The Rapid Action Battalion has said two of its members were hurt as suspected 'Rohingya gunmen' shot at them during an anti-drugs drive conducted in a refugee camp in Bangladesh's Cox’s Bazar area, media reports said on Tuesday.

Rohingya man detained with fake passport in Bangladesh airport

Dhaka/IBNS: A Rohingya man was detained on Monday with fake passport and other documents after he reached Bangladesh's Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in country's capital Dhaka from Malaysia.

Aung San Suu Kyi defends Myanmar from accusations of genocide, at top UN court

New York/IBNS: Myanmar will have “no tolerance” for human rights abuses committed in Rakhine state and will prosecute the military, if war crimes have been committed there, Aung San Suu Kyi told the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the UN’s main judicial body, on Wednesday.