Daily Archives: October 18, 2018

Commission delivers on its pledge to support Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

The European Union has been providing substantial political, development and humanitarian support in response to the Rohingya refugee crisis from the outset. It has so far made available €65 million in humanitarian assistance. With...

Why Rohingya deserve better

Aftab AlamThe Indian position on the Rohingya is contrary to the international understanding of the issue. While India considers them illegal immigrants who can be lawfully deported, the international community recognises them as refugees...

UN Security Council to Hear Findings of Probe of Myanmar’s Rohingya Crackdown

FILE - A soldier stands near the Cox's Bazar refugee camp in Bangladesh, near Rakhine state, Myanmar, during a trip by United Nations envoys to the region, April 29, 2018. A special United Nations...

A deportation and India’s Rohingya challenge

People belonging to the Rohingya community sit outside their makeshift houses on the outskirts of Jammu on May 5, 2017. PHOTO: MUKESH GUPTA/REUTERS Pallab Bhattacharya When India deported seven Rohingyas back to Myanmar on October 4,...

Rohingya issue gains momentum as several suspected illegal immigrants get apprehended in Agra

The Braj region, especially Agra is becoming the favourite hideout for illegal Rohingya immigrants who have made this region as their base. The agencies arrested several Rohingyas from the station with forged identity papers showing...

Rohingya refugee girls sold into forced labour in Bangladesh: UN

A young girl walks through the Kutapalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar UN's migration agency has identified 99 cases of human trafficking since September last year. Rohingya refugee girls are being sold into forced...

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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...