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Malaysia: Authorities Arrest Bangladeshi migrant who criticised Malaysian government on TV

Malaysian authorities say they have arrested a Bangladeshi man who criticised on television the country’s treatment of undocumented migrants during the COVID-19 pandemic. The 25-year-old will now be deported. In a documentary on Al Jazeera, Rayhan Kabir said the government discriminated against … Continue reading

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Bangladesh: Bangladesh opens complex to house ‘climate refugees’

Bangladesh has opened a complex of 20 blocks for people who have lost their homes due to storms and floods. The South Asian country has faced a lot of devastation due to climate change and the nation is in the UN … Continue reading

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Bangladesh: Rohingya face ‘cruel’ caning sentence in Malaysia as hostility to refugees grows

A group of Rohingya refugees who survived a treacherous journey at sea now face caning and seven months in jail after they were convicted under the immigration act in Malaysia, where activists have warned of an alarming rise in xenophobia … Continue reading

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Bangladesh: EU provides humanitarian aid for Rohingya refugees in Aceh

The European Union has allocated 35 thousand euros (about Rp573 million) in humanitarian assistance for Rohingya refugees who were rescued recently and allowed to land in Aceh, Indonesia, after spending more than 120 days at sea. The funds have been channeled … Continue reading

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Bangladesh: Rohingya scapegoated as Bangladesh battles COVID-19

“Two more Rohingya die from corona: Locals in panic” — screamed a recent newspaper headline in southeastern Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar. Social media has sometimes been equally hysterical. One college teacher posted on Facebook that lack of awareness about COVID-19 among … Continue reading

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Malaysia: Refugee Artists Pull out of Refugee Fest 2020 in Fear of Xenophobic Backlash

Artists from refugee communities have decided to pull out of Refugee Fest 2020 in light of heightened xenophobia, said to have spurred out of the Malaysian government’s pushback of Rohingya boats in fear of them bringing COVID-19. The authorities have also … Continue reading

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Indonesia: Locals Defy Authorities’ Covid-19 warnings to rescue Rohingya refugees

Governments across south-east Asia are turning away boats but in Aceh locals took matters into their own hands. On Thursday afternoon, residents of Aceh, Indonesia, waded back and forth in water helping Rohingya refugees clamber to safety. Exhausted children were … Continue reading

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Bangladesh: Fear, Covid-19 stalk Rohingya refugee children

There are broadly two things that govern how nations and communities are coping with Covid-19: leadership and resources. More than three months after the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic, it’s clear that some countries are doing well while … Continue reading

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Bangladesh and Pakistan: ‘Pandemic threatens future of 600M kids in South Asia’

The coronavirus pandemic is profoundly impacting the future of 600 million children in South Asia, UNICEF warned in a report. The UN agency called on governments to take immediate action to protect millions of children and families in the region. … Continue reading

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Bangladesh: In Rohingya refugee camps, coronavirus is under control — for now

The coronavirus pandemic reached Bangladesh’s Rohingya refugee camps a month ago, raising alarm it could spiral out of control. While the situation is under control — at least for now — refugees need continued support. Source: https://bit.ly/2V9B1hj

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