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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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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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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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LONDON – Aid agencies are reinforcing shelters, moving latrines and providing search and rescue training in the world’s biggest refugee settlement in Bangladesh before monsoon rains strike in April, bringing deadly landslides and floods. The United Nations migration agency warned that flash floods could wash away fragile shelters, housing about 100,000 refugees and local families, in […]

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