Daily Archives: July 8, 2017

Myanmar Journalists Grapple With Lack of Access, Legal Fears

Myanmar Journalists Grapple With Lack of Access, Legal Fears

  FILE - A local journalist wears an arm band supporting press freedom as he gathers with other journalists during the court appearance of a newspaper editor and a columnist at a township court, June...
A Rohingya refugee displays her burn scars. Image by Doug Bock Clark. Bangladesh, 2017.

Scars of Rohingya Refugees

While reporting on the Myanmar army’s recent violence against the Rohingya, I listened to the stories of dozens of refugees. Many of them showed me the physical scars of the traumatic events—half-healed puncture wounds...
the Heads of OIC Permanent Missions in Geneva and Brussels briefed the meetings on the OIC’s latest efforts in responding to the Rohingya crisis

OIC Council of Foreign Ministers Meets Next Monday in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire

The capital of Côte d'Ivoire, Abidjan, will host the Forty-fourth session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on 10 and 11 July 2017. The President of the Republic...
Thailand: Provide Legal Status, Protections for Refugees U.N. Refugee High Commissioner to meet Thai Prime Minister

Thailand: Provide Legal Status, Protections for Refugees

(Bangkok, July 6, 2017)–The Government of Thailand should stop detaining and forcibly returning refugees to situations of potential harm, Fortify Right today. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi will meet...
Myanmar The Girl Who _Clar

In Myanmar, one girl’s plight epitomizes Rohingya struggle

Rosmaida Bibi, right, who suffers from severe malnutrition, sits with her 20-year old mother Hamida Begum outside their makeshift shelter at the Dar Paing camp, north of Sittwe, Rakhine State, Myanmar, in March 2017....

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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...