Cox's Bazar - updates

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Race to prevent coronavirus 'nightmare' in Rohingya camps

May 15, 2020 - 2:58 PM

Emergency teams race to prevent a coronavirus 'nightmare' in the world's largest refugee settlement after the first confirmed cases are found in a sprawling city of shacks housing nearly a million Rohingya

COX'S BAZAR. A security personnel patrols an alley as Rohingya refugees buy groceries from shops during a government-imposed lockdown of Cox's Bazar district as a preventive measure against the coronavirus, in Ukhia on April 9, 2020. Photo by Mohammad Kalam/AFP

1st coronavirus case found in Bangladesh refugee camps

May 14, 2020 - 10:01 PM

(UPDATED) The World Health Organization clarifies one case is of a Rohingya man and the other is of a local man who lives near the camp and is being treated at a clinic inside the area

WAITING. Rohingya refugees, without wearing any mask or any other safety gear as a preventive measure against COVID-19, wait in a relief distribution point at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia March 24, 2020. Photo by Suzauddin Rubel/AFP

Bangladesh starts fencing Rohingya camps

Dec 10, 2019 - 9:35 PM

Bangladesh's refugee commissioner Mahhbub Alam Talukder confirms that construction has begun but declines to comment further

FENCES. Rohingyas laborers carry a concrete pillar as authorities prepare erecting pillars for barbed-wire fences around Balukhali refugee in Ukhia on December 10, 2019. Photo by Munir Uz Zaman/AFP

Security tightened as Myanmar delegation visits Rohingya camps

Jul 26, 2019 - 8:18 AM

Some 740,000 Rohingya who fled a crackdown by Myanmar's military in 2017 in Rakhine state still fear for their safety if they return to Myanmar

Young Rohingya refugees look on as a general view of Balukhali refugee camp is pictured in Ukhia on November 16, 2018. - Rohingya Muslims were fleeing Bangladeshi refugee camps to avoid being repatriated to Myanmar later this week, community leaders said on November 12. Authorities plan to begin returning Rohingya refugees, who have fled what the UN has called ethnic cleansing, to the Buddhist majority country from November 15. (Photo by Dibyangshu SARKAR / AFP)

Myanmar unrest hampers UN access to Rohingya villages

Apr 27, 2019 - 9:27 AM

UN high commissioner for refugees Filippo Grandi says that UN experts are only able reach about 100 of the villages that the Rohingya fled after the Myanmar military launched a deadly crackdown in 2017

ROHINGYA. In this photo taken on August 13, 2018, Rohingya workers transport sacks of ginger from a boat, which arrived from Myanmar's Rakhine state, to waiting trucks at Teknaf port near Cox's Bazar. Photo by Ed Jones / AFP

Drug 'godfathers' to surrender in Bangladesh

Feb 12, 2019 - 9:36 PM

Police say those surrendering on February 16 in the southeastern town of Teknaf would include drugs traders, traffickers and several 'godfathers'

DRUG WAR. This file photo taken on April 6, 2018 shows Bangladesh Border Guard (BGB) personnel laying out small bags of the drug 'yaba' recovered from a passenger bus in a search at a checkpost along the Teknaf-Cox's Bazar highway in Teknaf. File photo by Munir Uz Zaman/AFP

Rohingya protest for 'justice' on crackdown anniversary

Aug 25, 2018 - 11:34 AM

(UPDATED) The Rohingya exodus continues today, as refugees continue to trickle over the border throughout this year

PROTEST. Rohingya refugees attend a ceremony organized to remember the first anniversary of a military crackdown that prompted a massive exodus of people from Myanmar to Bangladesh, at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia on August 25, 2018. Photo by Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP

Rohingya refugees mark first Eid since Myanmar crackdown

Jun 16, 2018 - 8:57 PM

The camp's mosques are full on Saturday morning as refugees pray for safety from flash floods and sudden landslides. Later, hundreds of refugees stage an hour-long protest.

PRAYERS. Rohingya Muslims offer Eid al-Fitr prayers at a camp mosque in Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh on June 16, 2018. Photo by AFP

Bangladesh begins relocating Rohingya before monsoon

Apr 01, 2018 - 10:55 PM

The Rohingya refugees are vulnerable to deadly landslides and floods, particularly in the Cox's Bazar region

PLIGHT OF THE ROHINGYA. This picture taken on November 26, 2017, shows Rohingya Muslim refugees looking on near Kutupalong refugee camp at Cox's Bazar. File photo by Ed Jones/AFP

Bangladesh targets 100,000 for first Rohingya repatriation

Dec 29, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Bangladesh sends the list of names to Myanmar authorities so repatriations could start in late January under an accord between the two governments

REFUGEES. Rohingya refugees travel on an open-back truck on Teknaf-Cox's Bazar highway near Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhiya, Bangladesh, on September 3, 2017. Photo by Jasmin Rumi/AFP

Malnutrition soaring among Rohingya children in Bangladesh

Nov 03, 2017 - 10:28 PM

The United Nations children's agency says preliminary data indicated a full 7.5 percent of the children crammed into one of the camps in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar district are at risk of dying from severe acute malnutrition

Mengajak Eva bermain: Gadis kecil Rohingya yang kini sebatang kara

Oct 19, 2017 - 10:56 AM

Anak perempuan 9 tahun itu masih mengalami trauma. Tim Medis Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) mengadakan trauma healing untuk pulihkan kondisi psikologis anak-anak Rohingya

Dr Rizal dari Tim Medis ACT (kiri) berfoto bersama Eva, gadis 9 tahun Rohingya yang kehilangan anggota keluarganya. Foto dari ACT