Daily Archives: January 26, 2018

Over 10 lakh Rohingyas registered so far

Over 10 lakh Rohingyas registered so far

A total of 10.38 lakh Rohingyas have been registered so far and they will not be able to carry Bangladeshi passport or National Identity (NID) Card anymore. The Immigration and Passport department today at a...
Rohingya Muslim refugees cross a canal next to a settlement near the 'no man's land' between Myanmar and Bangladesh in Tombru in Bangladsh's Bandarban district on January 23, 2018. The repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled violence in Myanmar will not begin as planned, Bangladesh said Monday, with authorities admitting "a lot of preparation" was still needed. AFP Photo

Myanmar blames Bangladesh for delayed Rohingya return

YANGON: Myanmar blamed Bangladesh on Tuesday for delays to a huge repatriation programme for Rohingya refugees, as the deadline passed for starting the return of the Muslim minority to strife-torn Rakhine state. Nearly 690,000 Rohingya...
Malaysia and Pakistan do not provide much of a welcome

Even for Rohingya refugees who move on from Bangladesh, life is grim

INSIDE a cramped flat beside a motorway in Puchong, a suburb of Kuala Lumpur, 13 Rohingyas jostle for space. Rows of washing, rather than pictures, hang along grimy white walls. Rubbish is stacked on...
UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Justin Forsyth, left, shares biscuits with Rohingya refugee children as he leaves Balukhali refugee camp 50 kilometres (32 miles) from, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. Forsyth is on a two day visit to Cox’s Bazar to see, first-hand, the devastating humanitarian situation of the Rohingya refugees. (Manish Swarup/Associated Press)

UN official says not safe yet for Rohingya return to Myanmar

DHAKA, Bangladesh — It is not yet safe for the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims living in refugee camps in Bangladesh to begin returning to Myanmar, a senior United Nations official said Thursday. While...

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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...