Dhaka, July 11 -- The lockdowns and economic slowdown, caused by the coronavirus in different countries, have robbed Rohingyas of their livelihood opportunities and pushed them into an abyss of hunger and malnutrition, rights activists have observed.

They said the pandemic has also exposed them to exploitation, hate and xenophobia.

They made the observations at a virtual e-symposium on 'Hunger, Exploitation, Hate Crime and Xenophobia on Land and at Sea' on Thursday, organised by the Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU) in collaboration with the Free Rohingya Coalition.

Among other things, the participants demanded of the international community to ensure Myanmar pay appropriate reparations to the countries that are adv...