Bangladesh has imposed a lockdown on a southern district, home to refugee camps housing more than a million Rohingya Muslims fleeing from Myanmar, to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Officials said no-one was allowed to enter or exit Cox’s Bazar district.
No cases are confirmed in the camps, but aid agencies fear an outbreak could overwhelm poor medical facilities.
Most refugees arrived in the camps following a military crackdown in the neighbouring state in 2017.
Almost 750,000 crossed the border, joining hundreds of thousands of refugees already living there. read more
Sep 26, 2020Bangladesh will bring the unresolved Rohingya crisis before the global leaders today (Saturday) apparently reminding everybody of the failure to find a durable solution to the crisis amid Myanmar’s non-fulfilment of repatriation pledge, officials said, reports UNB. Bangladesh will also seek genuine efforts from the global community to help Rohingyas return to their place of […]