One killed, thousands displaced in Rohingya camp landslides

Asia Pacific Jul 8, 2019

One killed, thousands displaced in Rohingya camp landslides

Monsoon-triggered landslides in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh have killed one person and left more than 4,500 homeless, aid officials said Sunday. About 35 cm (14 inches) of rain fell in 72 hours before the landslides started Saturday in camps around Cox's Bazar that house ...

Outcry as ASEAN predicts 'smooth' Rohingya return to Myanmar

Asia Pacific Jun 7, 2019

Outcry as ASEAN predicts 'smooth' Rohingya return to Myanmar

An ASEAN report predicting half a million Rohingya refugees will return to Myanmar in two years has left observers incredulous for glossing over army atrocities, ignoring an ongoing civil war in Rakhine state and failing to mention the persecuted Muslim minority by name. The leaked ...

Ex-Japan captain Makoto Hasebe visits Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh

Soccer Jun 7, 2019

Ex-Japan captain Makoto Hasebe visits Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh

Soccer player Makoto Hasebe, who serves as Japan's national UNICEF goodwill ambassador, visited a Muslim Rohingya refugee camp in southern Bangladesh on Thursday to call greater attention to the refugees' plight. At a press briefing in Dhaka following his visit, the Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder lamented ...