Daily Archives: May 24, 2017

More Rohingya refugees staying in Medan to be sent to US

More Rohingya refugees staying in Medan to be sent to US

Asmotullah, an 18-year-old Rohingya refugee, cried in sadness as he was about to leave his friends behind in Indonesia to go to the United States, the land of his dreams. He hugged them one by...
Myanmar's Suu Kyi seeks to revive peace process with fresh talks

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi seeks to revive peace process with fresh talks

YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi will open a new round of talks with some of the country’s myriad ethnic groups on Wednesday, looking to revive a stuttering peace process after...
A group of rescued migrant children, mostly Rohingya from Myanmar and Bangladesh, sit upon their arrival in the fishing town of Kuala Langsa on May 15, 2015.

UNICEF calls on Myanmar to address long-term deprivations faced by Rohingya children

UNICEF demanded Tuesday intensified efforts from Myanmar's government to protect children of the Muslim Rohingya community from violence and abuse as well as ensure that their humanitarian needs are met. The U.N. Children's Fund released...
Attacks on border posts in October triggered an army crackdown that led tens of thousands of Rohingya to flee

Myanmar army rejects UN Rohingya abuse claims

Myanmar's military has rejected allegations by the United Nations that it committed atrocities during its crackdown on Rohingya Muslims last year. Some 65,000 Rohingya fled to Bangladesh as the military searched for those behind attacks...
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Driven out by militants, 300 people from Myanmar flee to Mizoram

GUWAHATI: A Myanmar-based insurgent group has driven out nearly 300 people, mostly women and children, from their homes forcing them to flee to neighbouring Mizoram in search of refuge. According to defence sources, the exodus...
Rohingya Refugees ‘beaten and thrown out of vehicle’ by staffs of Bangladesh Red Crescent Society

Rohingya Refugees ‘beaten and thrown out of vehicle’ by staffs of Bangladesh Red Crescent...

TEKNAF: A father of 2-year old Rohingya refugee from the unregistered Leda Camp was abused and severely beaten by staffs of Bangladesh Red Crescent Society after complaining the illegal selling of his relief ticket. The...

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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...