More than 200 refugees from Chin State taking shelter in Bangladesh are receiving no government support and being ordered to leave, according to a volunteer aid group.
At least 150 Rohingya believed to have been preparing for the journey, mostly women and children, have been caught since November, according to local authorities.
The refugees are not only at risk from monsoons and cyclones but also elephants, as they are blocking a migration path, with 13 people killed in six months.
Sick children are among the group, who lack food and shelter; they claim Tatmadaw torched their homes, aid worker says.
With no sign of the crisis ending and the looming monsoon and cyclone season starting from May, aid workers at Cox’s Bazar are rushing to secure the camps for the long haul.
According to a rights activist, Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh say the constable was involved in attacks on Rohingya communities in Myanmar and should be interrogated.
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A member of Myanmar’s border guard police force who had become “lost while on duty” on Tuesday, was found “drunk” and wandering “aimlessly” in Bangladesh on Thursday.
The 31 Rohingya, fleeing a crackdown in India, were stranded on the border after being denied entry into Bangladesh and border officials failed to agree on what to do with them.
Hundreds of Rohingya families have left India for Bangladesh since seven Rohingya men were deported to Myanmar in October and a family of five were sent to Myanmar this month.
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Awami League, which is seeking a third straight term in power in the upcoming elections, has denied accusations of trying to intimidate opposition candidates and journalists.
The body was found on Sunday, after a clash between police and unknown gunmen last week.
Bangladesh’s election commission rejected 786 of 3,065 nominations for the Dec. 30 elections—almost none of which were from the ruling Awami League.