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UN hikes Rohingya exodus number to 480,000

Cox's Bazar - The United Nations on Tuesday drastically increased the estimated number of Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar to 480,000 as Bangladesh eased restrictions on aid groups working in refugee camps and sought $250 million to cope with the c...

Bangladesh eases charity access to Rohingya, seeks $250 million for aid

Dhaka - Bangladesh has eased restrictions on aid groups working in refugee camps and sought $250 million from the World Bank to fund emergency relief, officials said Tuesday, after an influx of more than 435,000 Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar has overwhelmed it...

Rohingya toll mounts as Bangladesh hospitals struggle

Cox's Bazar - With no money even to bury his eight-year-old daughter, Ali Hossain broke down as he recounted her final moments, the latest Rohingya refugee to die in Bangladesh as fears mount over outbreaks of disease.

Mud and misery for refugees as Bangladesh tent city grows

Cox's Bazar - Two hours' walk from the nearest road, with no toilets or clean water and little proper shelter, the vast area of scrubland Bangladesh has set aside for more than 400,000 Rohingya refugees is a miserable place to call home.

17 more Hindu bodies found as Myanmar unearths mass graves: gov't

Yangon - Searchers on Monday found 17 more Hindu bodies in mass graves in Myanmar's Rakhine state, the government said, a day after 28 corpses were exhumed in what the army says is evidence of a massacre by Muslim Rohingya militants.

UN says Rohingya must not be forced to move to remote island

Dhaka - Bangladesh must not force Rohingya Muslims who have fled Myanmar to move to camps on a desolate island, the UN refugee chief said Monday.

Erdogan accuses Myanmar of 'Buddhist terror' against Rohingya

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday accused the security forces in Myanmar of waging a "Buddhist terror" against the Rohingya Muslim minority in the country, hundreds of thousands of whom have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh.

WHO warns of cholera threat in Bangladesh Rohingya camps

Cox's Bazar - The World Health Organisation warned Monday of a growing cholera risk in the makeshift refugee camps in Bangladesh where more than 435,000 Rohingya Muslims have sought shelter from unrest in Myanmar.

Myanmar searches for more Hindu corpses as mass grave unearthed

Yangon - Myanmar troops on Monday searched for dozens of missing Hindu villagers feared dead after the discovery of a grave containing 28 corpses in Rakhine state, evidence of what the army says is a massacre by Rohingya Muslim militants.

'No way back' in Myanmar's crucible of communal hate

Cox's Bazar - Hindus once sold food to Rohingyas, spoke the same language and even cut the hair of their Muslim neighbours.

Bangladesh faces long haul Rohingya crises

Cox's Bazar - One month after the latest influx of Rohingya Muslims began, Bangladesh faces the unenviable dual task of looking after 700,000 wretched people and trying to persuade Myanmar to take them back.

Mass grave of 28 Hindus found in Myanmar: army

Myanmar's army said Sunday it had discovered a mass grave containing the bodies of 28 Hindus, including women and children, in violence-wracked Rakhine state, blaming the killings on Muslim Rohingya militants.

Mass grave of 28 Hindus found in Myanmar: army

Yangon - Myanmar's army said Sunday that a mass grave of 28 Hindus had been discovered in violence-wracked Rakhine state, blaming the killings on Muslim Rohingya militants.

Rohingya in Bangladesh need 'massive' assistance: UN

Cox's Bazar - 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.

Bangladesh imposes mobile phone ban on Rohingya refugees

Dhaka - Bangladesh has banned telecommunication companies from selling mobile phone connections to Rohingya refugees, citing security concerns for the latest restrictions, officials said Sunday.

Gang rape horrors haunt Rohingya refugees

Cox's Bazar - Shamila clutches her daughter's hand so tightly it turns white as she recounts how soldiers broke into her home in Myanmar and gang-raped her in front of her children -- a story heard over and over in Bangladesh refugee camps.

Myanmar cartoonists lead media-jeering as Rohingya flee

Cartoons taking aim at Rohingya Muslims are spreading rapidly across social media in mainly Buddhist Myanmar, where public opinion on the crisis stands in stark contrast to the outcry overseas.

Bangladesh says Rohingya influx grinds to a virtual halt

Cox's Bazar - The flood of Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh has come to a virtual halt, Dhaka officials said Saturday, almost a month after violence erupted in Myanmar's Rakhine State and sent nearly 430,000 people fleeing across the border.

Fires rage in Rakhine as Myanmar army blames Rohingya for mosque blast

Cox's Bazar - Myanmar's army chief on Saturday blamed Rohinyga militants for an explosion outside a mosque in Rakhine state, as a rights group accused the military of starting fires in the region to prevent refugees from returning.

Bangladesh frees Myanmar photographers

Cox's Bazar - Bangladesh authorities Friday released two Myanmar photographers covering the Rohingya crisis for a German magazine after they were granted bail by a court, police and a lawyer said.

Fresh fires, bomb blast in Myanmar's Rakhine: gov't

Cox's Bazar - Twenty homes caught fire and a bomb was detonated near a mosque in Myanmar's Rakhine state, the government said Friday, the latest unrest in a region that has seen hundreds of thousands of Rohinyga Muslims flee in under a month.

Social media 'hate speech' aggravating Rohingya crisis: US official

Cox's Bazar - Hate speech and misinformation on social media have amplified ethnic tensions in Myanmar's Rakhine state, a US official said Friday, urging the country's "better angels" to show compassion for Rohingya Muslims who are fleeing violence in droves.

UN needs $200 million for 'catastrophic' Rohingya influx

Dhaka - The United Nations will need $200 million over the next six months to face the "catastrophic" influx of more than 420,000 Rohingya refugees to Bangladesh, a top UN official said Friday.

Rohingya refugee camps on the brink of a 'health disaster': MSF

Cox's Bazar - Bangladesh's refugee camps are on the brink of a "public health disaster," Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has warned, saying filthy water and faeces flow through shanties now bursting with Rohinyga Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar.

Hindu refugees from Myanmar find sanctuary in Bangladesh

Cox's Bazar - In a small village in southern Bangladesh, hundreds of Hindu refugees from neighbouring Myanmar are being handed plates heaped with dal and rice, less than a mile from where desperate Muslim Rohingya beg for food and shelter.

Freedom fighter or curse? The man behind the Rohingya insurgency

Karachi - To his foes, Ata Ullah is a reckless amateur who has brought untold misery to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya after launching an insurgency in Myanmar.

Bangladesh's PM at UN urges 'safe zones' for Myanmar's Rohingya

New York - Bangladesh's prime minister on Thursday proposed creating UN-supervised safe zones inside Myanmar to protect Rohingya Muslims who are fleeing a military crackdown to seek refuge in her country.

Saudis call on Myanmar to allow Rohingyas to return

Washington - A top Saudi relief official called Thursday for Myanmar to take back Rohingya refugees and let them live in peace.Dr.

Bangladesh treats thousands for bullet, machete, landmine wounds

Cox's Bazar - Bangladesh said Thursday it had treated more than 2,350 Rohingya refugees for serious injuries sustained during ethnic violence in Myanmar, including bullet and machete wounds and trauma from landmines.

Aid shipment blocked as Rohingya humanitarian crisis deepens

Cox's Bazar - An attack on an aid shipment in Myanmar's violence-wracked Rakhine state and a deadly Red Cross truck crash in Bangladesh on Thursday hampered desperately needed relief efforts for Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution.
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Heavy downpours break the heat in Bangladesh  but also bring deadly thunderstorms.
Heavy downpours break the heat in Bangladesh, but also bring deadly thunderstorms.
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Child marriage in Bangladesh is wiping out a whole generation of young women.
Child marriage in Bangladesh is wiping out a whole generation of young women.
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A 3-day long media workshop  organized by global environment forum Third Pole in Kathmandu  Nepal fr...
A 3-day long media workshop, organized by global environment forum Third Pole in Kathmandu, Nepal from 13-16 October brought together, for the first time, journalists from China, India and Bangladesh to deliberate upon the effects of climate change in Brahmaputra/Yurlung Zangbo river basin
Bangladesh sex workers become social outcasts  shunned by the same families who often sell them to a...
Bangladesh sex workers become social outcasts, shunned by the same families who often sell them to a madam for less then a few hundred dollars.
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The aftermath of a garment factory fire in Bangladesh.
The aftermath of a garment factory fire in Bangladesh.
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Rescuers recover dead bodies through the night at the site where a ferry capsized and sank during ba...
Rescuers recover dead bodies through the night at the site where a ferry capsized and sank during bad weather on the Meghna river, in the Munshiganj district, some 50 km south of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, on May 16, 2014
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Thousands of marchers rallied in Bangladesh  with many of the world s animals a feature attraction b...
Thousands of marchers rallied in Bangladesh, with many of the world's animals a feature attraction bringing attention to the plight of many species.
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Mirpur cricket ground in Bangladesh
Mirpur cricket ground in Bangladesh
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Mindless use of endosulfan to catch fish has endangered marine and human life alike in Manu river in north east India
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NOTHING NEW: Workers protesting against a fire in a factory that killed over 70 people. Photo taken 2005.
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Bangladeshi relatives mourn the victims of a ferry that sank in the river Meghna in Munshiganj distr...
Bangladeshi relatives mourn the victims of a ferry that sank in the river Meghna in Munshiganj district, some 50 kilometres (30 miles) south of Dhaka, on May 16, 2014
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Where s the humanity in Dhaka  Bangladesh. Does it exist here ? Never.
Where's the humanity in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Does it exist here ? Never.
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An aerial view of the Adelaide  Australia  city center is seen  looking southeast.
An aerial view of the Adelaide, Australia, city center is seen, looking southeast.
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A woman belonging to Manipuri community is seen working with improvised machine  known as Charka. Th...
A woman belonging to Manipuri community is seen working with improvised machine, known as Charka. This device is an integral part of hand loom. Threads are being collected using charka and put into hand loom to weave cloths with exotic ethnic and traditional design. The photo was clicked in a village near Agartala, Tripura. Important to note that Tripura, a tiny North Eastern State of India and surrounded from three sides by Bangladesh, is a heaven for unique ethnic cultures of 19 ancient tribes
The garment industry in Bangladesh is women-driven. Most can t even manage the calorie intake requir...
The garment industry in Bangladesh is women-driven. Most can't even manage the calorie intake required to work in such factories with the pittance they are given as wages.
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Moheshkhali Buddhist Monastery. Cox s Bazar  Bangladesh prior to Muslim attacks. It is not clear as ...
Moheshkhali Buddhist Monastery. Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh prior to Muslim attacks. It is not clear as of posting if this structure is one of the temples destroyed by "offended" Muslims.
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A group of hijras in a protest in Pakistan
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A Bangladeshi police official walks around the Tazreen factory  after the November 2012 fire.
A Bangladeshi police official walks around the Tazreen factory, after the November 2012 fire.
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A fire fighter extinguishes fire at a Bangladesh textile factory.
A fire fighter extinguishes fire at a Bangladesh textile factory.
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