Daily Archives: March 21, 2017

Rohingya children, deprived and malnourished, are gasping for a little space to play at a refugee camp for in Ukhia's Kutubpalong

Red Cross: Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh need shelter as cyclones loom

Cox's Bazar is prone to the cyclones - and some of the most vulnerable residents are the thousands of displaced Rohingya people who live in make-shift camps Tens of thousands of Muslims who have fled...
Bangladesh pushes ahead with plans to send Rohingya refugees to uninhabited island

Bangladesh pushes ahead with plans to send Rohingya refugees to uninhabited island

In this photo, from December 2016, Rohingyas in a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar district (Bangladesh) follow the news broadcast on television in silence. (AP/A.M. Ahad) Thengar Char, a 40-square-kilometre island in the Bay of Bengal,...
They beat us senseless and left us to die in a ditch. We were five people in the group, only three survived

UNHCR seeks equal treatment for all Rohingya in Bangladesh

A small proportion who fled violence decades ago are considered refugees, while many recent arrivals remain undocumented and miss out on vital aid. By: Vivian Tan | 20 March 2017 In some makeshift sites around Bangladesh’s...

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Professor Abdur Rob Khan

‘Bilateral approach without powerful underwriting will not solve the Rohingya crisis’

Professor Abdur Rob Khan, Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, North South University, talks to The Daily Star’s Naznin Tithi about the present...
Above, a structure being constructed on Bhashan Char island off the Bangladeshi coast to prepare for the relocation of Rohingya refugees in this October 15, 2018 photo. (AFP)

Moving Rohingya to Bashan Char is not the solution

  Above, a structure being constructed on Bhashan Char island off the Bangladeshi coast to prepare for the relocation of Rohingya refugees in this October...
Sheikh Hasina talking before the UN General Assembly

Rohingya support Bangladeshi leader’s proposal to end crisis

A proposal by Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the United Nations for resolving the Rohingya refugee crisis has been hailed by the Muslim...
The Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, is seen last fall. A Cabinet minister says authorities in Bangladesh will build barbed-wire fences around sprawling camps housing Rohingya refugees to stop their expansion. | AP

Bangladesh to fence in over 30 Rohingya refugee camps to halt their sprawl

ASIA PACIFIC / SOCIAL ISSUES DHAKA – Authorities in Bangladesh will build barbed-wire fences around sprawling camps housing Rohingya refugees to stop their expansion, a...
Rohingya refugees at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, April 24, 2019 (AP photo).

Rohingya Refugees Risk Going Back to Another Genocide in Myanmar

Myanmar’s government is pushing for the more than 1 million Rohingya refugees currently in Bangladesh to start returning to the country, in an effort...