Tag: Bangladesh

Oxfam comment on Rohingya Refugee Returns announcement

Commenting on reports today that the repatriation of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar will begin in mid-November, Oxfam’s head of regional advocacy for the Rohingya crisis, Rachael Reilly said from Yangon, Myanmar: “It is deeply concerning that Rohingya people may be sent back to Myanmar to face the same persecution they fled. “Refugees in […]

Rohingya refugees unprepared as monsoon rains, flooding and landslides continue – Oxfam

The monsoon rains falling on the Rohingya refugee camps near Cox’s Bazar, southern Bangladesh, have caused over 130 landslides, damaged 3,300 shelters and affected 28,000 refugees, Oxfam said today. A survey of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh carried out by Oxfam before the start of the monsoon season found that more than half were almost completely […]

The Rohingya’s harsh reality is getting harsher

First published in The Herald Sun newspaper on 21 May 2018 The impending monsoon rains are bearing down on the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh and there’s no getting around it – it’s going to be a really tough time. I’ve just returned to Melbourne from three weeks working for Oxfam’s Rohingya crisis response team. […]

Oxfam welcomes extra $15 million for Rohingya refugee crisis

Commenting on reports over the weekend that the Australian Government would provide an extra $15 million in funding for the Rohingya refugee crisis, Oxfam Australia Humanitarian Manager Meg Quartermaine said: “Oxfam Australia welcomes the commitment of additional humanitarian funding from our Federal Government as the Rohingya refugee camps prepare for the monsoon season. “While we […]

Back to school: Aussie brands benefit while women paid poverty wages

The leading brands selling uniforms as Australian families prepare to get back to school are turning over billions of dollars each year, while the women working making the clothes are paid poverty wages and struggling to give their children the basics, Oxfam Australia said today. Oxfam Australia labour rights manager Joy Kyriacou said Kmart, Target, […]

Rohingya refugees say no return to Myanmar without equal rights: Oxfam report

Rohingya refugees interviewed by Oxfam in Bangladesh say they will not go back to Myanmar until their safety can be guaranteed and they have equal rights, including being able to work and travel freely, according to a report released today. The report, “I still don’t feel safe to go home”: Voices of Rohingya refugees, found […]

Extra Australian aid to help Oxfam support Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Oxfam welcomes the additional $10 million of humanitarian assistance the Australian Government has just announced for the Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh and Myanmar. Oxfam Australia’s Project Manager for Bangladesh Min Wah Voon said: “It’s encouraging to see continued recognition of the seriousness of the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh from the Australian Government. This ongoing […]

Race to prevent disease as thousands more Rohingya arrive daily in Bangladesh – Oxfam

Aid workers are in a race against time to stop the rapid spread of disease as thousands of Rohingya people arrive in Bangladesh every day. Oxfam warned that an outbreak of cholera would devastate the camps where hundreds of thousands of people are without safe water, shelter or enough food to eat. More than 50,000 […]

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas without shelter & clean water in flooded camps – Oxfam

At least 70 per cent of the more than 480,000 Rohingya refugees who have fled to Bangladesh do not have adequate shelter and half have no safe drinking water, Oxfam warned today. Heavy rains and floods in the camps have left people facing extreme hardship, slowed down the building of emergency shelters and clean water […]

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