Daily Archives: April 22, 2018

Myanmar minister says conditions in Rohingya refugee camps 'very poor'

Myanmar minister says conditions in Rohingya refugee camps ‘very poor’

Minister Win Myat Aye talks as State Counsellor Office Minister Kyaw Tint Swe looks on during a press conference in Yangon, April 19, 2018. YANGON (REUTERS) - A Myanmar minister expressed concerns on Thursday (April...
ASSESSING FACEBOOK'S ROLE IN THE VIOLENCE AGAINST THE ROHINGYA

ASSESSING FACEBOOK’S ROLE IN THE VIOLENCE AGAINST THE ROHINGYA

While Facebook must improve its policies in curtailing the spread of hate speech against Muslims in Myanmar, those steps won't address the fundamental drivers of persecution and violence in the region. Rohingya refugees walk after...
German parliament condemns violence against Rohingya

German parliament condemns violence against Rohingya

Resolution calls on Myanmar authorities to stop human rights violations in restive Rakhine State German parliament on Friday condemned the violence against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. In a voting held in the parliament,...

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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...