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By Burma Times UNHCR is working for the Rohingya refugees and distributing bamboos among the new refugees for constructing shelters in new Nayapara camp, Sayed Hussain from the new Nayapara camp said. UNHCR (UN Refugee Agency) has distributed bamboos the new Rohingya refugees in different camps before starting rainy season. UNHCR makes improvement of refugee […]

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By Burma Times New arrival Rohingya refugees are facing acute water shortage who are living in new camps— Nayapara, Leda and other areas, Hossain Juhar a refugee from Nayapara camp said. The refugees, including women and girls, have to go to streams nearby mountain side to fetch water daily. “We have to go to local […]

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March 7, 2018 By Burma Times Bangladesh and Myanmar border security forces have started a joint patrol in the Naf River, according to our correspondent. A fishermen said that they saw, BGB and BGP start jointly patrol in Naff river. Lt.Col. Asaduzzaman Chowdhury of Teknaf- BGB Battalion No 2 said, the jointly patrol was carried […]

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UN assistant secretary-general for human rights concludes 4-day visit to Bangladesh By Fatih Erel GENEVA (AA) – The UN assistant secretary-general for human rights on Tuesday decried the continued “ethnic cleansing” of the Rohingya in Myanmar’s restive Rakhine state and warned of a potential “genocide”. “Ultimately, the world cannot allow the authors of this brutal case of […]

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The Burma Times Myanmar has deployed additional troops on the banks of the Naf river and Maungdaw area, a source from Myanmar said. The Myanmar’s border forces including army personnel have been deployed again from the number one sector of Maungdaw area in Arakan State since Sunday evening. Earlier on Thursday, Myanmar forces fired on Rohingya […]

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The N.Y. Times’ Nick Kristof sneaked into sealed-off Rohingya villages in Myanmar and filed a column saying the U.S. government needs to “do more to name and shame the perpetrators, and to exert relentless pressure for humanitarian access.” The big picture: “Some 700,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh in recent months, but the fate of those left behind […]

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Burma Times: According to the previous agreement, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Myanmar’s Border Guard Police (BGP) will jointly patrol on the Myanmar-Bangladesh border from March 27, 2018, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khanan Kamal said. The Home Minister said in a program where it was held in Christianity at Farmgate in the capital of Dhaka on March […]

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In a packed room Saturday, dozens of refugees from Burma gathered to learn more details about mysterious letters they’ve received from immigration officials asking them to appear for an interview and provide information that validates their status. The meeting, held at Polk County River Place by EMBARC, an organization that supports Burmese refugees, guided them through questions about the […]

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