Malaysia: End Abusive Immigration Detention

Click to expand Image Police officers detain an immigrant from an apartment under enhanced lockdown in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 1, 2020.  © 2020 Reuters/Lim Huey Teng (Bangkok) – Malaysia should immediately release all children held in immigration detention facilities and allow the United Nations refugee agency regular access to those facilities, Human Rights Watch said today. […]

US, Australia Hit New Lows on Refugee Resettlement

Click to expand Image Abdisellam Hassen Ahmed, a Somali refugee who had been stuck in limbo after President Donald Trump temporarily banned refugee entries, walks with his wife Nimo Hashi, and his 2-year-old daughter, Taslim, who he met for the first time after arriving at Salt Lake City International Airport, February 10, 2017. © 2017 […]

Bangladesh: Cyclone Endangers Rohingya on Silt Island

Expand NASA satellite imagery shows Cyclone Amphan over the Bay of Bengal in India, May 19, 2020, which made landfall on Bhasan Char May 20, 2020.  © 2020 NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) via AP (New York) – The Bangladesh government has kept over 300 Rohingya refugees confined on Bhasan Char, a remote silt island in the […]

US: Abusive Transfers of Asylum Seekers to Guatemala

Expand Two asylum seekers, one from El Salvador, one from Honduras, wait inside a migrant house in Guatemala City after being sent to Guatemala from the United States on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, under an “asylum cooperative agreement” between the two countries. © 2019 AP Photo/Oliverde Ros (Washington, DC) – An agreement between the United […]

Spate of Bangladesh ‘Crossfire’ Killings of Rohingya

Expand Rohingya refugees gather in an open field at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh to commemorate the two-year anniversary of the Myanmar military’s ethnic cleansing campaign in Rakhine State on August 25, 2019.  © 2019 K M Asad/LightRocket via Getty Images Bangladesh police have now killed six Rohingya refugees they claim were involved in the August […]

Protecting Refugees in Bangladesh During Monsoon Season

March 14, 2019 Video Bhasan Char Camp Development (October 2017 – March 2019) Satellite image time series of Bhasan Char camp development (October 2017 – March 2018). Bangladesh’s Foreign Minister Abdul Momen recently warned that the coming monsoon season will bring serious risk to Rohingya refugees living in settlements in Cox’s Bazar. But instead of […]

Sri Lanka: Refugees Threatened, Attacked

Expand A Sri Lankan Muslim walks past patrolling army soldiers in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Friday, April 26, 2019. © 2019 AP Photo/Manish Swarup (New York) – The Sri Lankan government should take all necessary steps to ensure the safety of South Asian refugees and asylum seekers from violence. Since the April 21, 2019 Easter […]

For Rohingya, Bangladesh’s Bhashan Char ‘Will Be Like a Prison’

March 14, 2019 Video Bhasan Char Camp Development (October 2017 – March 2019) Satellite image time series of Bhasan Char camp development (October 2017 – March 2018). Bangladesh authorities say they will soon start relocating over 100,000 Rohingya refugees to Bhasan Char, a tiny island in the Bay of Bengal. Officials said this is necessary […]