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Fears for Rohingya as first rains flood Bangladesh camps

Fears for Rohingya as first rains flood Bangladesh camps

A brief but heavy downpour turned roads into quagmires in the world's largest refugee camp, hindering relief efforts and hinting at the danger ahead for the Rohingya refugees.

Flawed return deal offers no way back for Rohingya refugees

Flawed return deal offers no way back for Rohingya refugees

Bungling, distortion and diplomatic doublespeak have hollowed out the deal to repatriate Rohingya from Bangladesh to Myanmar, with refugees refusing to return to a homeland that remains perilously insecure.

Bangladesh plays down return of Rohingya family to Myanmar

Bangladesh plays down return of Rohingya family to Myanmar

Five family members among the 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who fled Myanmar after a military crackdown was launched last year, returned from the border region into Myanmar.

Bangladesh denies Rohingya boat set sail from its shores

Bangladesh denies Rohingya boat set sail from its shores

Bangladesh officials said on Monday a fishing boat carrying Rohingya Muslims to Southeast Asia did not set sail from its shores, where close to one million refugees live in congested camps.

Australia jails Afghan man for smuggling people by boat

Australia jails Afghan man for smuggling people by boat

Sayed Abbas, 35, was pivotal in organising the transport of the asylum seekers coming from Indonesia on three overcrowded boats in 2009 and 2011.

QRCS provides winter aid for 25,000 displaced Syrians

QRCS provides winter aid for 25,000 displaced Syrians

QRCS personnel in Syria have distributed more than 13,500 winterisation clothing kits for adults and children so far.

Doha Bank donates cash aid for QRCS relief campaign

Doha Bank donates cash aid for QRCS relief campaign

The campaign is aimed at providing essential needs during the cold winter months to refugees and displaced people from conflict-ridden countries in the region.

Five refugees killed, 20 injured in Rwanda camp food protest

Five refugees killed, 20 injured in Rwanda camp food protest

Around 3,000 refugees had camped outside United Nations offices at the camp since Tuesday. On Thursday police tried to disperse them using teargas.

35 refugees fly out of Nauru for United States

35 refugees fly out of Nauru for United States

The refugees - mostly single men from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Myanmar and Bangladesh, as well as one Sri Lankan family with four children - flew out from Nauru on Sunday, said Ian Rintoul, the spokesman for Refugee Action Coalition.

UN workers in Gaza protest against Trump's funding freeze

UN workers in Gaza protest against Trump's funding freeze

The United States suspended $65mn to the United Nations Relief and Work Agency (UNRWA) earlier this month, as well as a separate $45mn in food aid.

UN says 100,000 Rohingya in grave danger from monsoon rains

UN says 100,000 Rohingya in grave danger from monsoon rains

More than 100,000 Rohingya refugees huddled in squalid, muddy camps in Bangladesh will be in grave danger from landslides when the mid-year monsoon season begins, a UN humanitarian report said.

Bangladesh to coordinate with UN over Rohingya return

Bangladesh to coordinate with UN over Rohingya return

Bangladesh Foreign Minister A H Mahmood Ali insisted that the operation to return some 750,000 refugees who fled unrest and a military crackdown in Myanmar would involve the UN's refugee agency.