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Priyanka Chopra visits Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh

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DHAKA: BOLLYWOOD Actor and global Unicef Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights Priyanka Chopra is visiting the Rohingya refugee camps on a field visit. Priyanka on Monday tweeted a photograph of herself from an aircraft looking out of the window. “Follow my Instagram to share my experiences as I visit the ...

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100,000 Rohingya in grave danger from monsoon rains: UN

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GENEVA: More than 100,000 Rohingya refugees huddled in squalid, muddy camps in Bangladesh will be in grave danger from landslides when the mid-year monsoon season begins, a United Nations (UN) humanitarian report said. There are now more than 900,000 Rohingyas in the Cox’s Bazar area of Bangladesh, after 688,000 fled ...

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At least 6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar, says aid group

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BANGKOK: International aid group Doctors Without Borders said its field survey has found at least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed between August and September in a crackdown by Myanmar’s security forces. The group, known by its French acronym MSF, said in a statement made available Thursday that it had conducted ...

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Pope Francis to meet Myanmar’s Suu Kyi amid Rohingya crackdown

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YANGON: Pope Francis will be meeting with leaders of Myanmar’s different religious communities at the Catholic archbishop’s residence in Yangon. He arrived in the country on Monday and is scheduled to meet separately Tuesday with the country’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi in the capital. Myanmar is predominantly Buddhist with ...

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Dozen die, scores missing as Rohingya boat capsizes

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DHAKA: At least 12 Rohingya refugees, mostly children, drowned when their boat capsized on the way to Bangladesh, police said on Monday, the latest victims of violence in Myanmar that has forced more than half a million people from their homes. Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) official Abdul Jalil told AFP ...

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Violence must stop, UK minister urges Myanmar

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LONDON: Foreign Office minister Mark Field has told Aung San Suu Kyi to end violence in Rakhine State and grant full humanitarian access. But Mr Field said the country’s de facto leader was in a “difficult position”, with public opinion in Myanmar “strongly anti-Rohingya”. And Aung San Suu Kyi was ...

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Rohingya in Bangladesh need ‘massive’ assistance: UN

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UNITED NATIONS: Bangladesh needs “massive international assistance” to feed and shelter the 436,000 Rohingya who have fled Myanmar in recent weeks, the head of the UN refugee agency said Sunday. UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said there were “immense” challenges after visiting the overflowing camps around Cox’s Bazar ...

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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi to miss UN trip amid Rohingya crisis

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YANGON: Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi will not attend the United Nations General Assembly this week, her spokesman said Wednesday, as the Nobel laureate faces a barrage of criticism over her failure to speak up for Rohingya Muslims fleeing Rakhine state in huge numbers. A crackdown by Myanmar’s army, ...

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Rohingya women, children drown while fleeing Myanmar violence

TOPSHOT - A Rohingya refugee from Myanmar's Rakhine state holds a baby  after arriving at a refugee camp near the Bagladeshi town of Teknaf on Septebmer 5, 2017.
Nearly 125,000 mostly Rohingya refugees have entered Bangladesh since a fresh upsurge of violence in Myanmar on August 25, the United Nations said September 5, as fears grow of a humanitarian crisis in the overstretched camps. The UN said 123,600 had crossed the border in the past 11 days from Myanmar's violence-wracked Rakhine state. / AFP PHOTO / K M ASAD        (Photo credit should read K M ASAD/AFP/Getty Images)

LONDON: Dozens of Rohingya women and children desperate to flee the violence in Myanmar are drowning while attempting to escape to Bangladesh by boat. A Bangladeshi border guard, who asked not to be identified, told, guards had retrieved eight bodies on the Bangladeshi side of the Naf River on Wednesday ...

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Rohingya crisis: Hungry faces everywhere

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Shafiqa Begum was among the crowd chasing a minivan distributing food packets among starving Rohingyas near Tyingkhali Rohingya camp. Holding her eight-day-old daughter tightly to her chest, she tried her best to push through the thick throng. But before she could go near it, the van started to move back ...

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