Daily Archives: July 19, 2018

Supreme Court seeks government’s stance on deporting Rohingya Muslim refugees

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday sought to know the stand of the government on a petition challenging its decision to deport illegal Rohingya Muslim immigrants back to Myanmar. The matter came up before a...

UN urges greater global assistance to Rohingya refugees

  UNITED NATIONS – The United Nations on Tuesday called for greater international assistance not only to the Rohingya refugees but also for their host communities in South and Southeast Asia, particularly neighboring Bangladesh. In a...

Rohingya about to become the wretched of the earth: UN migration chief

The United Nations’ migration chief says the world “must rally” in support of the almost one million Rohingya Muslim refugees who have fled state-sponsored violence in Myanmar and taken refuge in Bangladesh. William Lacy Swing,...

Rohingya face triple threat: UN migration agency

By SM Najmus Sakib DHAKA, Bangladesh The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are facing a triple threat of extreme weather, funding shortfalls and uncertainty about their future. Head of the UN Migration...

The Massacre of Inn Din: How Rohingya Are Lynched And Blamed

Myanmar's killing campaigns are now impossible to hide, and no clumsy government attempts at cover-up will conceal the facts, writes Ramzy Baroud. "In my four years as high commissioner, I have heard many preposterous claims....

A Sumatran fishing town’s message for Rohingya refugees: Welcome

WHY WE WROTE THIS The Rohingya’s plight has generated few lasting solutions. In a world where sanctuary for refugees is growing scarcer, it’s notable when host communities continue to welcome them in. BIREUEN, INDONESIA The plan was...

Rohingya crisis: Parliament Secretariat amends statement on speaker’s speech at ICC symposium

  The Parliament Secretariat has changed its statement on Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury’s speech at a symposium organised by the International Criminal Court in the Netherlands. In the first statement citing Chaudhury’s speech, the secretariat said...

Living on the edge, the Rohingya cling to muddy ground

Twenty-year-old Nurullah was perched on the edge of a cliff, piling up sandbags to save his shack, when the rains came. He's a survivor. He has already fled Myanmar's murderous military, which expelled close to...

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‘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...