Sothe refugee camp is home to displaced residents of Karenni State that were forced to flee their homes due to the military’s occupation in the state. Eight villages containing 1,661 refugees – including Daw Ta Htaw, Htarlall, Daw Si Khu villages of Hpruso township – live in Sothe refugee camp. The camp has 162 children …
The US government is conducting an intensive examination of alleged atrocities against Rohingya Muslims, documenting alleged atrocities in an investigation that could be used to prosecute Burma’s military for crimes against humanity, said US officials.
A Burmese minister expressed concerns on Thursday about “very poor conditions” in Rohingya refugee camps in neighbouring Bangladesh, and said repatriation of the Muslim minority should start as soon as possible due to the coming monsoon season.
While now safe from the threat of violence, Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh now face malnutrition on an “alarming” scale, say aid agencies.
The World Health Organization began distributing 900,000 doses of cholera vaccine on Tuesday in Bangladesh’s camps for Rohingya refugees fleeing from Burma, as authorities rush to prevent a major outbreak of the deadly disease.
The presence of suspected insurgents in the camps just across their shared border could further strain relations between Burma and Bangladesh.