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When hundreds of Rohingya refugees paid traffickers to escape their squalid camp in Bangladesh, they were promised a new life after just one week at sea.
(Reuters) - Three years ago, Myanmar’s military burned the Rohingya village of Kan Kya to the ground and bulldozed over its remains. Last year, the government erased its name from official maps, according to the United Nations.
KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese authorities and the United Nations are rolling out aid to tens of thousands who lost their homes in record Nile floods, but many of those camping out on roadsides and higher ground are despairing of when it will reach them.
LESBOS, Greece (Reuters) - Thousands of migrants were left without shelter on Wednesday after overnight fires gutted their overcrowded camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, and authorities warned that some asylum seekers who tested positive for COVID-19 could spread the virus.
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The government, through the Foreign Ministry, is identifying other countries that are willing to receive refugees, especially the Rohingya, who have been staying in Malaysia, the Dewan Negara has been told.
DAKAR (Reuters) - When Michelle Alfaro left her office at the United Nations in Geneva on March 13, her job finding homes for the world's most vulnerable refugees was under control.
DHAKA/GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) - On the third anniversary of a mass exodus of Rohingya to Bangladesh, prospects look bleak for about 1 million members of the Muslim minority from Myanmar living in bamboo and plastic shelters in refugee camps.
GENEVA (Reuters) - At least 45 African migrants and refugees have perished in the Mediterranean Sea in the largest recorded shipwreck off the Libyan coast this year, U.N. agencies said on Wednesday.
AMPANG: The police detained a foreign man after his four-year-old son was found wandering alone in a commercial area here on Monday (Aug 17).