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Rohingya crisis: The other face of today’s humanity


Looking at the fleeing Rohingyas today – young, old and new born, men and women – all trying to escape a murderous Myanmar army, one may wonder if we have come away from the age of Halagu Khan and his atrocities. The brutality that the Myanmar junta and its Buddhist supporters showed can only match that of Khan and what he inflicted during his siege of Baghdad in 1257. His victims look no different from what we see in the Rohingyas.

Today, in a world we boast of being complete with compassion, empathy and advancements, a pair of twins, barely days old and fleeing for their lives, confront and compel us to reflect on all the things we behold as achievements and progress in humanity. A fleeting mass of people we name as Rohingyas who made desperate attempts to scurry for refuge with stories of mass persecution, torture, rape and arson shake us back to the reality of a world we thought was long left behind.

This is a full coverage of what we have so far written and documented on the Rohingya persecution. 

Persecution of Rohingya inexcusable
Rohingya Crisis

Persecution of Rohingya inexcusable

US Vice President Mike Pence tells Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi that the violence and persecution by her country's military and vigilantes that sent more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh is inexcusable and also asks her to pardon two Reuters journalists jailed in her country​.

  • Rohingya refugee crisis

    PM to open Bhasanchar project Oct 4 for shifting Rohingyas

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the Bhasanchar Island project on October 4 to relocate Rohingyas.

  • Prime minister Sheikh Hasina

    Invest in Myanmar as well for Rohingya children’s education: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urges the international community to invest in Myanmar too so that the Rohingya children can enjoy their rights, including that to education, upon their return to their homeland.

  • Myanmar Army Chief Min Aung Hlaing

    UN has 'no right to interfere'

    Myanmar's powerful army chief says the United Nations has no right to interfere in his country's sovereignty, a week after UN investigators called for him and other top generals to be prosecuted for "genocide" against the Rohingya.

  • Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the United Nations General Assembly

    Ending Rohingya Crisis: PM places 3 proposals at UN meet

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday made three recommendations for solving the Rohingya crisis at its root, including abolition of discriminatory laws, policies and practices of Myanmar against the minority group.

  • Rohingya refugees with disabilities suffering in camps

    Rohingyas with disabilities suffering in camps: HRW

    Overcrowded, hilly and rain-soaked mega camp for Rohingya refugees is precarious for everyone, but especially for people with disabilities, Human Rights Watch says.

  • animal movement in Cox’s Bazar

    Govt focuses on keeping animal movement in Cox’s Bazar undisturbed

    The government wants to continue its efforts with other stakeholders to keep the movement of animals, especially elephants, undisturbed following the significant impacts on wildlife and subsequent human-elephant conflict due to installation of makeshift camps for Rohingyas, officials say.

  • rohingya camp

    WB approves $25m grant for Rohingyas

    The World Bank (WB) has approved another $25 million, including $4 million from Canada, to help Bangladesh provide education and support to heal the psychological wounds of Rohingya children and youths who had fled violence in Myanmar.

  • World Bank Vice President Hartwig Schafer

    WB regional vice president due today

    World Bank Vice President for the South Asia region, Hartwig Schafer, is scheduled to arrive in Dhaka today to further deepen the

  • Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar


    Canadian lawmakers on Thursday unanimously voted to declare Myanmar's military against the Rohingya people a "genocide."

  • United Nations General Assembly

    UN Gen Assembly: PM to ask for sustainable solution to Rohingya crisis

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will leave for New York this morning to attend the United Nations General Assembly, where she will highlight her response to the Rohingya crisis and seek global support for a sustainable solution to it.