- Jul 12, 2020
Flimsy shelters and inadequate space in Bangladeshi refugee camps amid the COVID-19 pandemic have compounded the sufferings of the already beleaguered Rohingya community, a representative of Caritas said.
Days after the first confirmed COVID-19 coronavirus death of a Rohingya refugee in Bangladesh, officials fear the disease could decimate the refugee camps in the country.
Caritas Bangladesh says a government decision to expand access to education for Rohingya children is “good news and a positive decision.”
An order by the United Nations top court for Myanmar to prevent genocide against its minority Rohingya population “sends a clear message,” according to England’s chief Catholic humanitarian agency.
Cardinal Charles Bo of Yangon has appealed to the international community not to punish the people of Myanmar as it faces genocide charges over the military’s 2017 crackdown on Rohingya.
A second attempt to repatriate hundreds of Rohingya Muslims from camps in Bangladesh failed after the refugees refused to return “unconditionally” to Myanmar.