Expiration of refugee cards for over 40 Rohingya families of Dasarahalli, Bengaluru has forced them to face exploitation. Reportedly, they are being forced to pay "hafta" to the local goons and the garbage contractors to employ them for jobs like "rag-picking" and "garbage clearance". After their license expired in early 2020, the pandemic has further delayed the renewal. Reportedly, … read-more
Courtesy: Deccan Herald
The Bangladesh authorities have arrested 12 people from Rohingya refugee camps in southern Bangladesh after a dispute, which resulted in at least eight casualties, broke out between two criminal groups. The police on October 8 informed that the two groups, suspected to be involved in drugs and human trafficking, are fighting to control the area. Reportedly, the power-tussle between the groups has forced thousands to leave the camps.
Courtesy: The Times of India
The Bangladesh government is deliberating on the relocation of more than 1,00,000 Rohingyas to Bhasan Island, according to reports. The island is situated 60 Km off-shore in the Bay of Bengal. According to the government, this is a better option than the world’s biggest refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar. However, UN agencies have raised concern about the viability of the location.
Putting Covid-19 risks at bay, residents of Aceh, Indonesia, helped nearly 100 Rohingya refugees to safety on June 25. Locals at Aceh had spotted a boat packed with refugees stranded at the sea. After authorities refused to act in fear of Covid-19, they jumped to help. ÔÇ£There is a possibility that they could have died in the ocean if the villagers didnÔÇÖt take action,ÔÇØ the village head said.
Courtesy: The Guardian