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Al-Imdaad to build 10,000 homes for Rohingya in Bangladesh

By Yaseen Kippie The Al-Imdaad Foundation has been given permission to construct ten thousand homes for displaced Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh by the country’s authorities. Qari Ziyaad Patel, a trustee of Al-Imdaad, visited the Bangladeshi regions which saw over 600 thousand Rohingyans flee their homes in Rakhine State, Myanmar. He[…]

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Mass drive for Rohingya a huge success

It’s all hands on deck this morning as volunteers from across the city lend a hand to help the Al Imdaad Foundation pack humanitarian goods destined for the displaced Rohingya. The Al-Imdaad Foundation launched a national collection drive across most major towns and cities in South Africa three weeks ago[…]

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Rohingya: US demands prosecution of Myanmar officials

The United States says action must be taken against Myanmar’s military leaders whose operations have forced 500,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee into Bangladesh. Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, accused Myanmar’s authorities on Thursday of carrying out “a brutal, sustained campaign to cleanse the country of an[…]

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Locating the Rohingya in time and space

OPINION by Iftekhar Iqbal Clarifying on its nomenclature, the Annan Commission Report on the Rakhine (Arakan) State (pdf), notes that “In line with the request of the State Counsellor [Mrs Aung San Suu Kyi], the Commission uses neither the term ‘Bengali’ nor ‘Rohingya’, who are referred to as ‘Muslims’ or[…]

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