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Traffickers demand payments for Rohingya stranded at sea

15 Jun 2020

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh/BANGKOK People traffickers holding hundreds of Rohingya refugees at sea are demanding payments from their families before they will release them from boats off the shores of Southeast Asia, relatives and rights groups say.

Bangladesh moves Rohingya to island shelters as huge cyclone nears

20 May 2020

DHAKA/COX'S BAZAR Authorities in Bangladesh have moved hundreds of Rohingya refugees living on a flood-prone island in the Bay of Bengal to storm shelters as super cyclone Amphan, the strongest recorded in the region, barrels down, they said on Wednesday.

Rohingya in Bangladesh face tide of hostility as welcome turns to fear

17 Sep 2019

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh When more than 730,000 Rohingya fled into Bangladesh from Myanmar in 2017, Bangladeshi journalist Sharif Azad was sympathetic to the plight of his fellow Muslims, survivors of a military-led crackdown the United Nations has branded genocide.

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