Daily Archives: December 20, 2018

Reuters: Burma Taking Steps to Prevent Rohingya Refugee Repatriation

In Southeast Asia, a Reuters investigation has found the Burmese government is taking steps to ensure that more than 900,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees who’ve fled to neighboring Bangladesh will never return home. Reuters cited...

Korvi Rakshand awarded for Jaago’s work with Rohingya children

‘We’re a local organization that has always stood alongside the people during crises in Bangladesh” Korvi Rakshand, founder of education nonprofit Jaago Foundation, has been named a 2018 Disaster Feedback Fellow for his organization's...

A tour through the ‘floating island’ that 100,000 Rohingya refugees may have to call...

PHOTO: On the "Floating Island" of Bhasan Char, the Bangladesh government is building housing in anticipation of thousands of Rohingya refugees expected to live there.ABC WATCH An inside look at Bhasan Char, Bangladesh's 'floating island'...

Bipartisan senators call for U.S. ‘genocide’ label of Myanmar killings

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Wednesday called on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to designate the Myanmar military’s campaign against the Rohingya Muslim minority a genocide. FILE PHOTO - Rohingya...

Myanmar: Disband Panel on Crimes Against Rohingya

Rakhine State Commission Delays Efforts at Justice; Claim of ‘No Evidence’ Shows Bias Print Rohingya refugees walk through rice fields after crossing the border from Myanmar into Palang Khali, Bangladesh, October 19, 2017.EXPAND Rohingya refugees walk...

Cox’s Bazar: Rohingya camp to be hardest hit by climate change

Deforestation and degradation will see the Bangladesh land that hosts refugees suffer further from temperature rise. Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - At first when they came, Dilfaraz, a stout 41-year-old Bangladeshi woman, could not find it...

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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...