Rohingya crisis: Keep the conversation alive | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, April 13, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, April 13, 2019

Rohingya crisis: Keep the conversation alive

It has been almost two years since the 2017 influx of over 700,000 Rohingyas into Bangladesh. And even after such a long period of time, no solution to this humanitarian crisis seems to be in sight. There is a real danger of the Rohingya crisis losing importance and attention. It doesn't seem to be prominent in either national conversations or in people's collective memory. Now, we barely read about people's thoughts on the crisis in newspaper columns which was intensely covered in 2017 and in 2018.

Let's not forget about the crisis because if we do, we would be doing a huge disservice to the refugees as well as the host community which has been severely affected by the Rohingya influx. Locals there are now faced with a number of threats to their very livelihood. We must keep the conversation alive to ensure the international community does not let Myanmar get away with its crimes against humanity.

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