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Bangladesh: Garment Workers Must Receive Rights-Based Compensation and Justice Immediately

Bangladesh must immediately end the repression of worker rights and ensure that workers are paid fair wages and can exercise…

May 1, 2024

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Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh must participate in decisions affecting their lives

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh must be given the right to participate in decisions affecting their lives and speak for themselves,…

September 15, 2020

A security wearing a facemask amid concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus stands guard at the entrance of the UN transit centre, where authorities quarantined four Rohingya after they returned from India, in Ukhia March 24, 2020. (Photo by SUZAUDDIN RUBEL / AFP) (Photo by SUZAUDDIN RUBEL/AFP via Getty Images)

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COVID-19 Response Flaws Put Older Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh in Imminent Danger

Older Rohingya refugees in overcrowded camps in Bangladesh are being left behind in the humanitarian response to COVID-19, which could…

April 7, 2020

Bangladeshi volunteer sprays disinfectant inside vehicles on the street during a government-imposed lockdown as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on March 28, 2020. (Photo by Mamunur Rashid/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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As COVID-19 spreads in South Asia, fears rise for people at higher risk

As cases of COVID-19 escalate in South Asia, one of the world’s poorest and most populous regions, Amnesty International calls…

March 26, 2020

Bina Bala, a 22-year-old woman who survived a massacre of Hindu villagers by the armed group, Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) on 25 August 2017. She is pictured in Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh in September 2017, where she was briefly before being returned to Myanmar in October 2017. She told Amnesty International. “[The men] held knives and long iron rods. They tied our hands behind our backs and blindfolded us. I asked what they were doing. One of them replied, ‘You and Rakhine are the same, you have a different religion, you can’t live here. He spoke the [Rohingya] language. They asked what belongings we had, then they beat us. Eventually I gave them my gold and money.”

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Bangladeshi Parents Fear for Lost Generation of Rohingya Children

Two years after a brutal ethnic cleansing campaign forced around 700,000 Rohingya to flee Myanmar for Bangladesh, refugees are still…

August 29, 2019

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Two Years since Rohingya Exodus, Impunity Reigns Supreme for Military

With the threat of returns to Myanmar once again looming over Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, Amnesty International warned that Rakhine…

August 22, 2019

An elderly woman sitting at her small space in the shelter at Jaw Masat IDPs camp in Myitkyina, Kachin State, Myanmar on December 10, 2018.

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“Fleeing my whole life”: Older people’s experience of conflict and displacement in Myanmar

Tens of thousands of older women and men from ethnic minorities across Myanmar who faced military atrocities and were forced to flee…

June 17, 2019

Rohingya refugees from Myanmar's Rakhine state arrive near the Khanchon border crossing near the Bangaldeshi town of Teknaf on Septebmer 5, 2017. Nearly 125,000 mostly Rohingya refugees have entered Bangladesh since a fresh upsurge of violence in Myanmar on August 25, the United Nations said September 5, as fears grow of a humanitarian crisis in the overstretched camps. The UN said 123,600 had crossed the border in the past 11 days from Myanmar's violence-wracked Rakhine state. / AFP PHOTO / K M Asad (Photo credit should read K M ASAD/AFP/Getty Images)

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Myanmar: Rohingya returns plan puts thousands at risk

Bangladesh and Myanmar authorities must immediately halt plans to send Rohingya refugees back to Rakhine State, Amnesty International said today.

November 14, 2018

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Bangladesh: Release photographer and end violent crackdown on student protests

The Bangladeshi authorities must immediately and unconditionally release Shahidul Alam, a well-known photographer and activist, who was detained by plainclothes…

August 6, 2018

Rohingya refugees from Myanmar's Rakhine state arrive near the Khanchon border crossing near the Bangaldeshi town of Teknaf on Septebmer 5, 2017. Nearly 125,000 mostly Rohingya refugees have entered Bangladesh since a fresh upsurge of violence in Myanmar on August 25, the United Nations said September 5, as fears grow of a humanitarian crisis in the overstretched camps. The UN said 123,600 had crossed the border in the past 11 days from Myanmar's violence-wracked Rakhine state. / AFP PHOTO / K M Asad (Photo credit should read K M ASAD/AFP/Getty Images)

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Bangladesh: Rohingya refugees returns must be safe, voluntary and dignified

Amnesty International called on the government of Bangladesh to uphold its commitment that Rohingya refugees are only returned in conditions…

April 5, 2018

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Bangladesh: International support for Rohingya refugees is urgently needed

Responding to the news that UN officials have called for nearly $1bn (USD) in assistance for the nearly one million…

March 12, 2018

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Bangladesh/Myanmar: Postponing returns arrangement provides temporary relief for Rohingya refugees

The government of Bangladesh’s announcement that it is to postpone the return of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar is a welcome…

January 22, 2018