A major fundraising conference in Geneva has pledged $340 millions (290 million euros) in financial aid for Myanmar's Rohingya refugees. The conference was co-hosted by the European Union and Kuwait.
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Global aid organizations are warning of a looming humanitarian catastrophe in Myanmar. But many NGOs' hands are tied, with their activities, funding and legal status hampered by the country's political power struggle.
Bangladesh has dropped the "except Israel" clause from its e-passports but says its nonrecognition of Israel as a state remains unchanged. Many are baffled over whether Bangladesh nationals can travel to Israel.
Several deadly fire incidents in overcrowded Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh over the past several weeks point to a "very worrying trend," say experts.
With at least 15 people dead and thousands without shelter following a fire at a Rohingya refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, urgent international aid is needed.
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