Posts Tagged ‘Rohingya refugees’

Caritas chief lauds Bangladesh for supporting Rohingya refugees

Thursday, March 3rd, 2022

Caritas Internationalis secretary general Aloysius John has lauded the people of Bangladesh for their generosity in supporting Rohingya refugees. “My visit to Bangladesh was first of all to witness the solidarity of the confederation in Caritas Bangladesh and to the people of Bangladesh for their generosity in receiving the displaced people from Myanmar — the Read more

32 Stunning photos of Rohingya refugees in the fishing industry

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

In March, Clodagh Kilcoyne, a Reuters photographer, spent time in the Shamlapur refugee camp in Bangladesh, home to approximately 10,000 of the 700,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled the violence in neighbouring Myanmar’s Rakhine state. Unable to legally work in Bangladesh, refugees support themselves with help from charitable organizations, extended family, and informal jobs such as Read more

Kiwi aid worker to help in Rohingya refugee crisis

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Caritas Humanitarian Co-ordinator, Mark Mitchell, has just left for Bangladesh to assess the needs of Caritas Bangladesh. They provide aid to individuals and families caught up in the Rohingya refugee crisis, as well as provide support in emergency response strategies. Violence against Rohingya in Rakhine State escalated to a critical point, driving an estimated 671,500 Read more

Bangladesh PM and Pope discuss Rohingya crisis

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

The Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina has been welcomed at the Vatican. She and Pope Francis discussed the need to find a lasting solution to the Rohingya refugee crisis. They also discussed positive inter-faith relations in Bangladesh, which is 90% Muslim. Christians make up only 0.2% of the population. A Holy See Press Office Read more

Rohingya refugees – Pope appeals for international help

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Pope Francis wants the international community to take “decisive measures” to resolve the problems causing hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee Myanmar. He also says it is “imperative” for world governments to immediately provide assistance to help the Bangladeshi government cope with Asia’s worst refugee crisis in decades. Bangladesh has opened its borders Read more