Resolving the Rohingya crisis: What can Bangladesh do?
When the Rohingyas in Myanmar's Rakhine State were facing a brutal military crackdown in late August, 2017 and found the doors of neighbouring countries closed -- Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had taken the bold decision to give them safe refuge in Bangladesh. And now, after four years, more than a million Rohingyas are still waiting for a solution to their exiled lives.
Despite repeated statements showing concern for this persecuted ethnic group, the international community has yet to provide any sustainable solution. On top of that, the international aid and concerns are shifting towards the more recent Afghanistan issue.
So, what lies ahead for Rohingyas? How can Bangladesh deal with the crisis?
In Star Connects, Jahangirnagar University's International Relations Department Prof Dr Shahab Enam Khan shares his views about this biggest ethnic migration in recent history with The Daily Star's Diplomatic Correspondent Porimol Palma.