Daily Archives: December 24, 2018

A Lost Generation of Rohingya Grows up Without Education

Mohammed is one of more than 700,000 Rohingya refugees who fled into Bangladesh after the Myanmar army launched a vicious “clearance operation” in August 2017. Soldiers raped, killed, and torched their way through Rakhine...

Bangladesh PM Hasina wants more Indian pressure on Myanmar

Rohingya-refugees-waiting-for-food-aid-at-Thankhali-refugee-camp File photo of Rohingya refugees waiting for food aid at Thankhali refugee camp in Bangladesh's Ukhia district. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina wants India to put more pressure on Myanmar to resolve the Rohingya...

Rohingyas biometric details; deadline ends on Jan 5

JAMMU: With two-month deadline set by Governor Satya Pal Malik with regard to collecting biometric details of Rohingyas illegally settled in Jammu and Kashmir, mostly in Jammu, coming to an end on January 5,...

Myanmar unwilling to probe crimes against Rohingya: HRW

Displaced Rohingya people at a makeshift camp in Kutupalong, Cox’s Bazar. —UNB file photo Human Rights Watch has said Myanmar should disband its commission of inquiry into abuses in Rakhine state because what it says...

Myanmar announces ceasefire against armed groups

A file photo taken on September 27, 2017, shows the remains of a burned Rohingya village near Maungdaw in Myanmar's Rakhine state. Photo: Reuters Reuters The Myanmar military on Friday announced a more than four-month cessation...

Experts favour robust diplomatic initiatives to fix Rohingya crisis

Asian Affairs Editor Duncan Bartlett, middle, speaks at a Dhaka Tribune seminar in Dhaka on Sunday, accompanied by Farhan Masud Khan, head of programs of UK-based Channel STV, left, and Dhaka Tribune Editor Zafar...

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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...