Daily Archives: July 11, 2017

UNHCR’s questionable strategies — Savita Saravanan

UNHCR’s questionable strategies — Savita Saravanan

He waited outside the United Nations agency, yet again, with unwavering hope. His medical card clutched tightly in his palms, the wait continued and treaded along the thought of being perpetual. After five hours...
UNHCR chief visits Rohingya camps

UNHCR chief visits Rohingya camps

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi, centre, on Monday visited two Rohingya refugee camps in Kutubpalong, Ukhiya, Cox's Bazar and spoke to the refugees who fled persecution in Myanmar Dhaka Tribune The...
U.S. urges Myanmar to allow U.N. inquiry into crimes against Rohingya

U.S. urges Myanmar to allow U.N. inquiry into crimes against Rohingya

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States on Monday called on Myanmar to allow a United Nations fact-finding mission to investigate widespread allegations of killings, rape and torture by security forces against Rohingya Muslims...
Best solution to Rohingya crisis is repatriation to Myanmar: UNHCR

Rohingya refugees may stay in Bangladesh ‘for some time’: UNHCR chief

Dhaka - Nearly half a million Rohingya refugees from Myanmar living in squalid Bangladeshi camps face staying "for some more time", the UN high commissioner for refugees said on Monday. Filippo Grandi, the chief of...

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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...