Tag Archives: Rohingya

Myanmar: 23 COVID-19 Cases in Migrants Deported from Thailand

Myanmar has reported 23 cases of COVID-19, the most officially reported in a single day in the country, amongst a group of migrants held in quarantine after being deported from Thailand. The 23 migrants had been detained in Thailand’s detention … Continue reading

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Malaysia: Malaysian Government Plans to Send the Detained Rohingya Refugees Back to Sea

The Malaysian government are planning to send out a boat full of the 269 Rohingya refugees who had arrived on their coast at the beginning of the month and are currently being detained. Following Malaysia’s policies to no longer accept refugees … Continue reading

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INDIA: Understanding Citizenship and Refugees’ Status in India

by Prachi Raj (prachiraj372@gmail.com), MPhil student at the Department of Political Science, University of Delhi. The recent Rohingya crisis in South Asia raised questions regarding the refugee policies of the Indian state, which seem to take a very diplomatic position … Continue reading

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Malaysia: Six Cases of Suicide Amongst Undocumented Migrants

Six undocumented migrants from Myanmar have been reported to have committed suicide over the past month in Malaysia. Due to the lockdowns, the migrants had all faced  increased financial hardships.  Many had lost their jobs or were unable to find jobs … Continue reading

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Malaysia: 269 Rohingya Refugees Seeking Entry Detained

Malaysian authorities have detained 269 Rohingya refugees seeking entry on a damaged boat off the island of Langkawi. The body of a female migrant was also retrieved.  A coastguard vessel first spotted the suspected migrant boat off the island, preparing to push … Continue reading

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India and Bangladesh: Cyclone Amphan And COVID-19: Mass Destruction In South Asia

Cyclone Amphan has pummelled India and Bangladesh and continues to leave a trail of mass destruction and chaos as the two countries attempt to recover. As of May 23rd, at least 106 deaths were confirmed. As per disaster management officials, … Continue reading

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Coronavirus: Rohingya Refugees Dying at Sea as Nations Deny Entry

Australia and Indonesia: Australia and Indonesia have agreed to tackle the latest ­Rohingya maritime crisis but have given no detail as more than 1000 asylum-seekers remain stranded at sea amid COVID-19-fuelled border lockdowns across Southeast Asia. Source: https://bit.ly/2ykPluY

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Bangladesh: ‘A nightmare scenario’ – Fears for Rohingya Refugees as First Coronavirus Case Found in Camps

Fears are mounting for the thousands of refugees who live in the filthy, cramped camps of Cox Bazar in Bangladesh, after a Rohingya man became the first to test positive for COVID-19. The World Health Organization later clarified there has … Continue reading

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Indonesia, Australia Explore Solution to Rohingya Refugee Crisis Under Bali Process

Australia: Amid pressure from humanitarian organizations, Indonesia and Australia have moved to follow-up talks under the Bali Process framework to prepare for the possibility of another refugee crisis in the Andaman Sea, where hundreds of asylum seekers died in 2015. … Continue reading

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Malaysia: Mass Arrests of Refugees

Raids and mass arrests of refugees and undocumented migrant workers as part of an anti-Covid-19 campaign despite Malaysia’s previous announcement reassuring they wouldn’t be arrested. Those arrested include young children and Rohingya refugees. Source: Global Detention Project

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