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Voice of America 21 May 2020

Rohingya Refugees Strive to Rebuild Lives After Devastating Fire


Fire in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar burned through more than 600 makeshift shanties #Cox'sBazar #rohingyarefugees

More boats carrying Rohingya refugees have arrived in waters off Bangladesh.
Some of the refugees have been transferred to a small island, Bhasan Char, described by rights activists as a "dangerously flood-prone island without adequate healthcare".

Al Jazeera's Mohammed Jamjoom reports.
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At least 24 Rohingya refugees have died of starvation on a boat that has been adrift for two months.
Hundreds of others were rescued by the Bangladeshi coastguard on Wednesday - after their boat failed to reach Malaysia.
Al Jazeera's Alexi O'Brien reports.

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