Monday, 10 August 2020

June 2009

Teknaf, Bangladesh: A soccer tournament was held on the Teknaf football ground between Burmese refugees and Bangladesh college students on June 18, at 4 pm, to mark the World Refugee Day, said a refugee teacher from Nayapara camp.  

Read more: Soccer tournament between refugees and college students
In 2000, the United Nations General Assembly decided that as from 2001, 20 June will be celebrated as World Refugee Day to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, reported in a press release on June 19 by an NGO named Neeti Gobeshona Kendro of Bangladesh.
Read more: World Refugee Day 2009
Maungdaw, Arakan State: A Burmese row boat (Thanban in Burmese) carrying mangoes was robbed by Bangladeshi robbers on June 18, at about 4 pm, while on its way to Kwanthipin village from Bawli Bazaar in Maungdaw Township along Naff River, said a local mango trader who did not want to be named. 
Read more: Bangladeshis loot boat carrying mango on Naff River
Maungdaw, Arakan State: The staff members of UN’s World Food Program in Maungdaw Township did not live up to its promise to workers who had worked in the road construction site in Maungdaw Township from March 5 to May 5, said one of the workers to Kaladan News.
Read more: UN’s WFP staff does not live up to promise
Maungdaw, Arakan State: Nasaka, Burma’s border security forcibly took away 40 heads of cattle from a village in Maungdaw Township on the night of June 17. This was done after a surprise check of the cattle list, said a farmer in the locality, whose cattle was sized.
Read more: Nasaka grabs 40 heads of cattle from Maungdaw village