Mohammad Zaman

November 21, 2019
November 21, 2019

Rohingya repatriation: No more dancing around key issues

In the last two weeks, the world has witnessed a renewed interest in the Rohingya’s struggles for justice and persecution of Myanmar officials for the Rohingya genocide.

August 18, 2019
August 18, 2019

No turning point yet

In recent weeks, there have been a flurry of diplomatic activities in the Rohingya camps in Bangladesh, starting with the high-level visit of Myanmar delegation led by Myint Thu, Myanmar’s...

July 2, 2019
July 2, 2019

Rohingya crisis: The long view

There is no dearth of opinion on the Rohingya repatriation issue with political leaders, scholars, and even ordinary people all weighing in with their own views.

May 21, 2019
May 21, 2019

Rohingya Repatriation: Many twists and turns but no solution in sight yet

There are over a million Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, including the latest batch of 800,000 that came after August 25, 2017 and the 250,000 that arrived since the first exodus of mid-1990s.

March 29, 2019
March 29, 2019

Risks and responses to Rohingya relocation plan

It is now clear that the Bangladesh government is all set to relocate nearly 100,000 Rohingya refugees to Bhasan Char, a remote island off its coast, starting April 2019.

January 19, 2019
January 19, 2019

Rohingya crisis: Issues and challenges that have emerged

To date, much has been written and said about the Rohingya crisis. The regime in Naypyidaw has literally flouted all international laws and evaded pressures from the international community.

December 22, 2018
December 22, 2018

Confronting climate refugee issues in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is viewed globally as the “epic centre” for climate disasters. The country, due to its unique location, is battered regularly by extreme weather events such as high floods and tropical...

November 25, 2018
November 25, 2018

A stalled repatriation bid and some lessons for the future

In mid-November, the world was watching with apprehension the unfolding drama surrounding the repatriation of the first batch of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar.

March 11, 2018
March 11, 2018

Turning Dhaka into a resilient city

I recently attended a public seminar, titled “Resilient Cities: An Integrated Economic Approach to Natural Hazard Risk Mitigation,” held in Vancouver, Canada.

February 15, 2018
February 15, 2018

Coping with Rohingya refugee crisis

Many reports in recent weeks have highlighted the growing social, economic, environmental and health impacts of Rohingya refugees being settled in Teknaf and other areas of Cox's Bazar.