Myanmar Rohingya crisis

September 25, 2019
September 25, 2019

'Int’l community to remain engaged in solving Rohingya crisis'

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen says the international community assured Bangladesh of remaining engaged in the efforts to solve Rohingya crisis so that forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals can return to their homeland with safety, security and dignity.

September 25, 2019
September 25, 2019

Cost of Supporting Rohingyas: Dhaka now saddled with $1.2b a year

Bangladesh’s economy is burdened with an estimated $1.21 billion a year for supporting the Rohingyas and the cost may go up with their population growth, inflation, and decline in foreign funding, experts said yesterday.

September 19, 2019
September 19, 2019

Rohingyas, a big burden for Bangladesh: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says Myanmar should take the displaced Rohingyas back as they have emerged as a big burden for Bangladesh.

September 18, 2019
September 18, 2019

Open your eyes: UN envoy to Suu Kyi

A UN human rights expert has implored Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi to 'feel with her heart before it is too late', saying that even if Rohingyas wished to return they have little to go back to.

September 16, 2019
September 16, 2019

Rohingyas inside Myanmar still facing genocide threat: UN report

Around 600,000 Rohingyas remaining inside Myanmar face systematic persecution and live under the threat of genocide, says the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar in a new report.

September 7, 2019
September 7, 2019

Syndicate helps Rohingyas get NID, passports

Some Rohingya refugees are making Bangladeshi passports with the help of local and Rohingya brokers, who manage all the required documents in exchange of large amount of money, police and passport officials said.

September 4, 2019
September 4, 2019

UN experts fear Myanmar tortures suspects held incommunicado

Myanmar is holding insurgent suspects incommunicado in a practice that may be covering up torture, UN human rights experts says.

September 4, 2019
September 4, 2019

National Identity Cards: At least 73 dubious applications in EC database

At least 73 suspicious applications were uploaded to the Election Commission database for issuing national identity cards, a government committee has found while probing the forged NID card of a Rohingya woman in Chattogram.

September 3, 2019
September 3, 2019

UN rights investigator on Myanmar lambasts Suu Kyi

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has washed her hands of the Rohingya crisis, a UN rights investigator says ahead of a meeting between South Korea's President Moon Jae-in and the tarnished democracy icon.

September 3, 2019
September 3, 2019

No SIM card for Rohingyas

To stop Rohingya refugees from using mobile phones, the BTRC and carriers yesterday decided to halt sale of SIM cards in Ukhia and Teknaf upazilas of Cox’s Bazar until further notice.