Eritrean government forces and Tigrayan militias have engaged in killings, rape, and other fatal assaults against refugees, says a new HRW report.
The seventh annual Istanbul Photo Awards’ winners were announced this week, with the top prize going to Mohammed Shajahan from Bangladesh. Shajahan wins the purse prize of $6,000 from Turkey’s distinguished news service Anadolu Agency.
Several people have died and hundreds more are missing at a refugee camp full of Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh.
The UN, aid groups and Rohingya leaders said the fences erected by the military hampered rescue work and caused injuries during Monday’s 12-hour blaze in the maze that killed at least 15 people and left nearly 50,000 homeless.
Officials said the fire apparently started in one of the 34 camps - which span about 8,000 acres of land - before spreading to three other camps, with refugees fleeing the shanties in the Cox's Bazar district.
Officials say a total of 885,622 homeless and destitute families across the country will benefit from the mega housing project.
Bangladesh reports just under 1,000 Rohingya refugees are in the latest group heading to Bhashan Char, despite opposition from rights activists.
One would think leaders worthy of international recognition as peacemakers wouldn't have blood stains on their names. But these leaders certainly do:
UN and others warn refugee camps in Tigray need help, urging for access to deliver badly needed food, medicines and other supplies to the region where fighting between federal troops and local forces has continued for nearly a month.
Police clear street camp north of Paris, where around 2,000 asylum-seekers had been living in cramped tents.
EU states agreed to provide shelter to some vulnerable refugees on the Greek island of Lesvos, after the Moria refugee camp burned down from back-to-back fires this week.
Former residents of Greece’s largest refugee camp picked through the charred remains of their belongings, salvaging what they could from back-to-back fires.
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