Repatriation or permanent settlements should take precedence over spending money to prolong the status quo for Rohingya refugees around the world.
For Riyadh, the Rohingya refugees on the Saudi soil are still ‘undesirables,’ a burden to be dumped on Bangladesh.
How local fishermen obeyed an ancient custom, defying government orders by doing so.
Between being blamed for a second wave of infections, and being denied access to healthcare, the Rohingya are stuck between a rock and a hard place.
The UN has expressed concern over human rights violations and armed clashes in Myanmar and is urging the Aung San Suu Kyi administration to immediately take steps to restore peace in the country.
The two deserter Myanmarese soldiers say they were ordered to kill, maim and rape the Rohingya Muslims.
Latest entry follows the arrival of another vessel in late June when Acehnese fishermen rescued more than 100 Rohingya refugees, including 79 women and children, after Indonesian authorities had initially threatened to push them back.
The Rohingya are as far from home today as they were three years ago today when they were violently expelled from their homeland.
More than a million Muslim-majority Rohingyas live in camps in Bangladesh with the majority arriving in August 2017 after fleeing genocide by Buddhist fundamentalists in Myanmar.
Rights groups have criticised the move, saying it is part of the larger discrimination against the Rohingya minority Muslims in the country.
Authorities have detained the 26 refugees previously feared drowned. Malaysia does not recognise refugee status but is a favoured destination for Rohingya Muslims.
Around 20 shanties including mosques have been gutted by the fire while the blaze spread to more than one hundred tents in the country's southern district of Cox's Bazar, according to Ukhia News.
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