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Rohingya Refugees in India Help Flood Victims

DELHI – Experiencing the fight for life in their country, Rohingya football players of Shine Star FC at refugee camps in Delhi, India, have extended their hands to help flood victims in the south Indian state of Kerala, Anadolu Agency reported on September 3. “Though our camp is in Delhi we receive a lot of …

Rohingya Refugee Camps Flooded After Monsoon Rains

Rohingya Refugee Camps Flooded by Monsoon Rains

Life is already tough for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh; now heavy monsoon rains have worsened their living conditions. At least 28 inches of rain have fallen in Cox’sbazar since July 25. The rainfall caused at least 21 landslides, more than 200 makeshift homes have been destroyed and 200,00 Rohingya refugees are threatened by the heavy …

This Elderly Rohingya Woman Was Forced out of Her Home Three Times

This Elderly Rohingya Woman Was Forced Out of Her Home Three Times

90-year-old SheGul Zahar fled Myanmar in August 2017 after her village was burnt down. Now she lives in a makeshift shelter in Bangladesh. Gul was forced to flee her country in 1978 and again in 1991. This is her third time as a refugee! Rohingya Muslims have endured decades of repression in Myanmar. Four generations of Gul’s family …

Monsoon Rains Batter Rohingya Refugee Camps

Monsoon Rains Batter Rohingya Refugee Camps

200,000 Rohingya refugees remain at great risk as heavy monsoon rain heaped new misery on the Muslim minority stuck in makeshift camps in Bangladesh. The persecuted groups who fled a military crackdown in Myanmar have nothing but bamboo and tarpaulin  to shelter them from the heavy rains and cyclones that lash the region each year. According to …

Rohingyas Face Difficult Ramadan in Refugee Camps

PALANG KHALI — As a 12-year-old Rohingya refugee, MD Hashim dreamed of Ramadan back in his own village, with fish to break the day’s fast, gifts from his family, and relaxing beneath the trees before evening prayers at the mosque. But for Hashim and thousands of Rohingya refugees now living in squalor in Bangladesh and …

Turkish Charity Continues Delivering Aid to Rohingya

Turkish Charity Continues Delivering Aid to Rohingya

Turkey’s Diyanet Foundation, or TDV — a charity with the country’s Religious Affairs Directorate — has donated humanitarian aid worth nearly $1 million to Rohingya Muslims since August 25, when the Myanmar military started a brutal campaign, according to TDV. The aid included food parcels, personal care products, clothing and tents delivered in 17 different …

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Female Nobel Laureates Meet Rohingya Women in Bangladesh

Three female Nobel Peace laureates visited Bangladesh last Wednesday to meet with Rohingya Muslim women who have fled attacks by security forces in Buddhist-majority Myanmar. Shirin Ebadi from Iran, Tawakkol Karman from Yemen and Mairead Maguire from Northern Ireland were on a mission to assess the violence committed against Rohingya women and the situation of …

A Rohignya Kid Is Making Magic With His Kites

This Rohingya Kid Is Making Magic with His Kites

There’s no Xbox or PlayStation for most of the kids in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh. But there are kites. In the late afternoon, a steady wind blows over the hills of the Hakimpara refugee camp. Young boys race to a ridge at the top of the settlement to fly homemade kites. Some of …

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Rohingya Children: Trapped in Limbo, Deprived of their Basic Rights

Earlier this week, UNICEF called for urgent efforts for nearly 720,000 Rohingya children in Bangladesh and Myanmar who are vulnerable to violence and outbreak of diseases. “Some 720,000 Rohingya children are essentially trapped – either hemmed in by violence and forced displacement inside Myanmar or stranded in overcrowded camps in Bangladesh because they can’t return …

Why I Became An Aid Worker ?

Why I Became an Aid Worker

Shirin Aktar had her very first, and temporary, contract with UNHCR in 2001, interviewing Rohingya families who fled from Myanmar. She came on board full-time in 2007, and has since also worked with Rohingya refugees in Thailand in addition to her native Bangladesh. Helping them, she says, is a privilege, even though being an aid …



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