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The Burma Times The Rohingya villagers are fleeing to Bangladesh from Myanmar for their safety due to Myanmar’s security forces continue the ethnic cleansing of the remaining Rohingyas in northern Arakan State, according to our sources. Those Rohingya men and women, who have arrived in Shapuridip of Bangladesh side recently, they described how they faced […]

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The Burma Times Myanmar’s President U Htin Kyaw resigned today (Wednesday), and then declared, Lower House Speaker U Win Myint is Myanmar’s next President, our sources said. The announcement of the President Office  said U Htin Kyaw’s resignation is effective immediately. According to sources, Lower House speaker U Win Myint, 66, a long-time serving member […]

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Nearly 350 families to benefit from water well in Kutupalong refugee camp, says Turkiye Diyanet Foundation’s official The Burma Times –  Turkiye Diyanet Foundation (TDV) has opened a water well at the Kutupalong refugee camp for Rohingya in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar district on Monday. In a statement, the foundation said the water well, which functions with solar panels, […]

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UNICEF says 50,000 toilets are needed by refugees in Bangladesh The Burma Times – Save the Children on Friday warned of an outbreak of diseases in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh as the monsoon season looms ahead.In a statement the international child rights groups said the health risk originates from the lack of proper lavatory arrangements. “The […]

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March 14, 2014 By Burma Times Bangladesh has been banning and restricting the movement of Rohingya refugees from leaving overcrowded border areas where more than 7000,000 refugees are living along the Bangladesh boder, our source said. The conditions of Rohingya refugees are worsening in Bangladesh’s southeastern border district of Cox’s Bazar, who are living in […]

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At least 319 villages were partially or totally destroyed after ‘clearance operations’ since last August, says UN expert By Fatih Erel GENEVA (AA) – Myanmar has refused to give UN investigators access to the country and blocked an independent and impartial investigation after destroying at least 319 villages, Marzuki Darusman, the chairman of the UN’s […]

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Security bases are being built, bulldozing of Rohingya land, including mosques is being carrying out: Amnesty International By Kyaw Ye Lynn YANGON, Myanmar  – Myanmar authorities are building security force bases and bulldozing land where Rohingya villages were burned to the ground just months ago, according to international rights group Amnesty International Monday. In its new report titled Remaking […]

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By Burma Times The new Rohingya refugees are facing difficulties for cooking food because of shortage of firewood, A refugee  from the camp said. The refugee men accompanied by children go to forest for collecting firewood at risk everyday, he added. “We are not getting firewood for cooking food, we need to go to forest […]

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Turkish agency coordinates delivery of food packages to families in camps By Adem Salvarcioglu ANKARA (AA) – Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) said on Friday some 6,150 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh would  receive food aid. In a statement, the agency said food packages, containing cooking oil, rice and lentils, will be distributed on behalf of the Bosnian Islamic Union. […]

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