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Partly Because of Poor Planning, the Island's Meager Health Care System is Being Overwhelmed

More than a quarter of the approximately 18,000 Rohingya refugees being held on Bangladesh’s silt island of Bhasan Char are reportedly suffering from a sudden outbreak of diarrhea. At least three children have died, according to news reports.   While…
Rohingya refugees headed to the Bhasan Char island prepare to board navy vessels from the south eastern port city of Chattogram, Bangladesh on Feb.15,2021. © 2021 AP Photo
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Investigate, End Excessive Force Against Protesters

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Protesters burning car tires in the streets of Chad’s capital N’Djamena on April 27, 2021
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Summary Since December 2020, the Bangladesh government has moved nearly 20,000 Rohingya refugees to Bhasan Char, a remote silt island in the Bay of Bengal. With the approaching monsoon season, refugees and humanitarian workers alike fear that inadequate…
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(New York) – The Bangladesh government has relocated nearly 20,000 Rohingya refugees to a remote island without adequate health care, livelihoods, or protection, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The United Nations and donor governments…
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President’s Death Leaves Chad with an Uncertain Future

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Former Chadian President Idriss Deby is pictured in a May 29, 2015 file photo.
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AU Should Deploy Crisis Team to Ensure Civilian Protection, Rule of Law

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Recently deceased Chadian President Idriss Déby Itno seen here addressing the Climate Action Summit at the United Nations General Assembly, at UN headquarters on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019  
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End Ill-treatment, Beatings; Respect Right of Assembly; Investigate Abuses

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People in the streets of N'Djamena, Chad’s capital, protest against President Idriss Déby Itno running for a sixth term in the April 11, 2021 election.