Daily Archives: January 7, 2019

Rakhine rehab efforts in peril amid more fighting

Ethnic Rakhine people, who fled from an area of conflict, at a temporary camp in Kyauk Taw township, northern Rakhine state, last Thursday. In recent months, the Arakan Army has ramped up attacks...

UN High Commissioner for Refugees condemns India’s decision to repatriate Rohingya refugees to Myanmar

India Press Trust of India Jan 05, 2019 14:35:12 IST Tweet United Nations: The UN refugee agency has expressed regret over India's decision to repatriate a group of Rohingya...

Turkish doctors bring Rohingya twins back to life

Mother of twins suffering seizures undergoes cesarean section at Sahra Hospital built by Turkey in Bangladesh Rohingya twins, whose hearts stopped beating in their mother’s belly, have been brought back to life with efforts of...

2 Rohingya bodies found in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar

Dhaka: The bullet-ridden bodies of two Rohingya men were found on Saturday near a refugee camp in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar, the police said. The camp is home to some 700,000 people from the ethnic...

These Rohingya refugees actually want to return to Myanmar. The difference is they’re Hindus

These Rohingya refugees actually want to return to Myanmar. The difference is they're Hindus A Hindu girl from Myanmar cleans a temple at a refugee camp in Bangladesh. (K.M. Asad / AFP/Getty Images) In...

Malaysia tells Myanmar to assume responsibility for Rohingya

Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said it is not right that neighbouring countries such as Malaysia are saddled with the responsibility to care for the Rohingya, as they are Myanmar people who...

Commentary: Old wounds, fresh denial in Myanmar over the Rohingya

As the 2020 elections draws closer, there is no indication that parties in the country will change their attitudes towards the Rohingya crisis, says one observer. WASHINGTON: Myanmar’s year was framed by the horrific residues...

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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...