Rohingya Crisis

Rohingya Crisis

‘Let’s go home; let’s go to Myanmar’

Thousands of Rohingyas yesterday held a rally in Ukhia of Cox’s Bazar -- to tell the world that they want to go back to their homeland Myanmar, marking World Refugee Day.

How Rohingya youth are fighting for education

Abdul Aman, a Rohingya boy of 18, was a student of grade eight in 2017. His dream was to travel abroad for higher education after completing his school.

74 Rohingya held after they fled camps

Seventy-four Rohingyas, who managed to flee from camps in Cox’s Bazar, were arrested in Chattogram’s Boalkhali upazila early yesterday.

Nowhere to go

Rohingya repatriation has become even more uncertain following the military takeover in Myanmar while the displaced people find it riskier to go back to their motherland where there is no legitimate government right now.

Funding on decline, challenges up

As international funding for the Rohingyas declines, Bangladesh faces increasing challenges to manage the displaced people amid little prospect of repatriation anytime soon.

Seeking Refuge: 218 Rohingyas died or went missing at sea

At least 218 Rohingyas died or went missing at sea in 2020 as they desperately sought refuge in the Southeast Asian countries either from Myanmar’s Rakhine State or Bangladesh’s Rohingya camps, a new UN report says.

Argentine Court: Rohingyas testify about the horrors they faced

In a historic development for Myanmar, Rohingya women have described in an Argentine court of law, under the aegis of universal jurisdiction, how the Myanmar military carried out a brutal massacre in their village.

Rohingya women testify in Argentina court on ‘brutal massacre in Rakhine state’

In a historic development, Rohingya women have described how the Myanmar military carried out a brutal massacre in their village, in an Argentinean court of law, under the aegis of universal jurisdiction.

UNHCR goodwill ambassador Tahsan visits Cox's Bazar Rohingya camps

The UN refugee agency’s (UNHCR’s) goodwill ambassador Tahsan Khan yesterday visited Cox's Bazar and met with Rohingya refugees to learn about their experiences on World Refugee Day.

‘UN resolution fails to adequately reflect on Rohingya crisis’

Bangladesh expressed deep disappointment during adoption of the resolution on the situation of Myanmar, which it said, failed to adequately reflect on the Rohingya crisis and in recommending any action to resolve that crisis.

Foreign minister seeks clear roadmap from UN for Rohingya repatriation

Bangladesh has sought a clear roadmap from the United Nations for repatriation of Rohingyas to Myanmar.

New Zealand announces around USD 5 million aid for Rohingya refugees, host community

New Zealand today announced NZ $8.25 million (US$5.89 million) in humanitarian assistance to support refugees and their host populations in Bangladesh and to support the need of internally displaced and conflict affected people in Myanmar.

1 more child’s body found in Naf river, 4 bodies recovered in 2 days

Another unidentified body of a child was found on a char of Naf river under Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar this morning, reports our local correspondent quoting police.

Foreign minister’s New York Visit: Dhaka to press for early repatriation of Rohingyas

Bangladesh will reiterate its position, seeking quick and sustainable repatriation of Rohingyas, as Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen leaves for New York this morning (Sunday) to attend two important events at the UN General Assembly (UNGA).

Bhasan char much better than Cox’s Bazar camps: UN delegation

Bhasan Char is a much better place than the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar, observed the UN delegation that visited the island recently.

Lockdown extended in Rohingya camps, Teknaf upazila

The local administration yesterday extended the ongoing lockdown in Cox’s Bazar’s Teknaf upazila as well as the five Rohingya camps in Ukhiya and Teknaf in an effort to break the chain of Covid-19 transmission.

UNHCR urges for stronger COVAX support for refugees including Rohingyas

UN Refugee Agency has urged immediate and stronger support for the COVAX initiative for the refugees and asylum seekers, including the Rohingyas in Bangladesh and the Asia-Pacific as Covid-19 is raging in many parts of the world, especially in South and Southeast Asia.

14 Rohingyas, fleeing Bhasan Char, held in Ctg’s Sandwip

Fourteen Rohingyas were detained in Chattogram’s Sandwip upazila this morning when they were fleeing from Bhasan Char -- around 40 km off Noakhali.

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