Thursday, 09 July 2020

January 2011

Maungdaw, Arakan State: The ruling military junta is once again perpetrating religious persecution against the largely-Muslim Rohingya community in northern Arakan State, according to a religious leader from Maungdaw.
Read more: Despite election promises, religious persecution continuing in northern Arakan State

Chittagong, Bangladesh: The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) has extended its current refugee operations for two more years to provide support to 31,000 food-insecure refugees in Cox’s Bazaar at a cost of nearly US $11 million, according to United News of Bangladesh (UNB) of Dhaka.
Read more: WFP extends refugee operations for two years

Maungdaw, Arakan State: The Burma border security force (Nasaka) began checking household lists and collecting money for several forms in Rohingya communities of northern Arakan State, according to a village authority head from Maungdaw.
Read more: Checking lists and collecting more money in northern Arakan

Maungdaw, Arakan State: On January 8, an old man was given the punishment of being kept in a drum of water during the cold night for the crime of having married without asking permission from the concerned authorities, said a relative of the victim.
Read more: Man kept overnight in a drum of water for marrying without permission

Teknaf, Bangladesh: A meeting was held between Bangladesh’s Border Guard (BGB) and the Nasaka, Burma’s border security force, at Nasaka Sector No. 6 of Maungdaw Township, Arakan State, on the afternoon of January 15, said a Nasaka aide from Maungdaw Town on condition of anonymity.
Read more: Meeting held between Nasaka and BGB