Muhammad Ali Jinnat

February 2, 2021
February 2, 2021

Coup won’t change their fate

Many Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar think the coup in Myanmar will have little impact on their fate.

September 12, 2020
September 12, 2020

Just vanished!

So where have they gone? Despite 76,000 children being born in the camps in the last three years, the number of Rohingya refugees in all camps of Ukhiya and Teknaf has actually decreased to 8.60 lakh as of July this year.

August 17, 2020
August 17, 2020

Families of Teknaf ‘Gunfight’ Victims: The false hope of ‘public hearing’

People taking turns to talk on a particular issue, placing testimonials, and administrators listening cautiously and coming up with certain commitments publicly is how a public hearing takes place.

July 26, 2019
July 26, 2019

‘Rape victim,’ family face harassment

Police in Cox’s Bazar Model Police Station have allegedly kept the plaintiff of a rape case and her family members confined to the police station for three days and forced them to give false statements for filing another case against their own family members.

November 16, 2018
November 16, 2018

Not willing to go home

The much-awaited launch of the Rohingya repatriation was cancelled at the last moment yesterday as the refugees refused to return to Rakhine for fear of fresh persecution.

January 6, 2018
January 6, 2018

Rohingyas keep coming

Rohingya refugees from Myanmar's Rakhine State are still crossing into Bangladesh though the two countries are expected to start the repatriation of the Rohingyas, who have already taken shelter here, in weeks.

September 5, 2017
September 5, 2017

Little Sundarbans in Cox's Bazar

In the back blocks of Cox's Bazar, just five kilometres by boat from Katuraghat in the town, is a little-known jungle wonderland

September 5, 2017
September 5, 2017

In desperate need for shelter

Nearly 70,000 Rohingya refugees have gathered at two newly built camps in Teknaf and Ukhia of Cox's Bazar as the old shelters in the district are already overcrowded. So far, an estimated 90,000 Rohingyas have arrived in Bangladesh in the wake of violence triggered by a Rohingya insurgent attack in Myanmar's Rakhine State on August 25.

August 29, 2017
August 29, 2017

In fear, in flight

They are now on this side of the border. On the other side, they have homes, may be burnt down already. It's just several hundred metres away but they are too scared to go back. They left their villages on Saturday, a day after violence erupted in Rakhine State of Myanmar, according to Dil Mohammed, one of the refugees, who is from Dekibunia of Maungdaw.

April 26, 2017
April 26, 2017

Marine drive road opens soon

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is likely to inaugurate the 80-kilometre marine drive road from Cox's Bazar to Teknaf as the third phase