Teknaf, Bangladesh: Official registered Burmese Rohingya refugees from Nayapara and Kutupalong camps are unwilling to move to a shoal at Hatia Island in Noakhali from the Cox’s Bazar district for lack of live security afraid because of lives safety, Saiful Islam, a Rohingya community leader said from refugee camp. Continue reading “Rohingya Refugees unwilling to move to a shoal”
“What needs to change here is that the Rohingya need to feel welcome in the country of their birth, in the country of their parents’ birth, of their grandparents’ birth,” Tom Malinowski, US Assistant Secretary of State
No people leave their traditional hearths and homes unless there is a serious threat to their personal security. For decades, wave after wave of Burmese refugees have fled war and oppression in their native land to seek uncertain exile in neighboring countries. Particularly the unending plight of Rohingya Muslims of Arakan continues, with time appearing to be running out for the thousands currently stranded in boats off Southeast Asian shores. Continue reading “These Rohingya are not Victims of Human Traffickers”
Teknaf, Bangladesh: Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) has postponed sending a team to Burma to bring back rescued Bangladeshi boatpeople and asked Burmese government for a detailed list of boatpeople with their identities, according to BGB sources. Continue reading “BGB postpones sending team to Burma”
Teknaf, Bangladesh: Myanmar Navy rescued 350 boatpeople from two floating fishing trawlers from its western coast, but, the boat had more than 350 boatpeople and authority show only 208 who claimed as Bengali – 200 people, 8 Rohingyas, and hiding another 142 Rohingyas , according to an official from Maungdaw.
Australia Rohingya communities from Queensland and Sydney demonstrated for Rohingyas and Bangladeshi boatpeople who are floating and stranded in sea on May 22 at evening, according to Burmese Rohingya Association in Queensland Australia (BRAQA) information desk.