rohingya influx

Rohingya Influx: Needs of affected locals 'ignored'

While locals in Cox's Bazar are bearing the brunt of socio-economic and environmental damages due to the massive influx of Rohingyas, their needs are being largely overlooked, said local government representatives and officials of the district yesterday.

April 19, 2019
April 19, 2019

Cox’s Bazar forests in grave danger

The critical biodiversity areas in Cox’s Bazar -- Teknaf Wildlife Sanctuary, Himchhari National Park and Inani National Park -- face a grave risk of peril due to high level of human interventions following the Rohingya influx, according to two recent studies.

May 13, 2018
May 13, 2018

Rohingya Influx: Needs of affected locals 'ignored'

While locals in Cox's Bazar are bearing the brunt of socio-economic and environmental damages due to the massive influx of Rohingyas, their needs are being largely overlooked, said local government representatives and officials of the district yesterday.

January 20, 2018
January 20, 2018

Rohingya Influx, Settlements: Forests, hills in peril: UN

The Rohingya influx has caused a critical impact on the forest lands in Cox's Bazar as thousands of hectares have been destroyed for making makeshift camps and collecting firewood.

November 4, 2017
November 4, 2017

No end in sight

About 3,000 Rohingyas who entered Bangladesh through the Anzumanpara border point in Ukhia on Wednesday night were shifted to Balukhali temporary shelter over the last two days.

November 3, 2017
November 3, 2017

Dhaka clearly wants to see a solution

In a fresh spike, around 5,000 Rohingya refugees entered Bangladesh in just one day.

October 27, 2017
October 27, 2017

Same old trick

Myanmar's promise to take back the Rohingyas, who fled to Bangladesh to escape a brutal military crackdown, looks hollow, as it is still showing an unbending attitude towards them.

October 24, 2017
October 24, 2017

$340m pledged to help Rohingya refugees: UN

The head of the UN agency that coordinates humanitarian aid says they have pledged roughly $340 million to help more than

October 22, 2017
October 22, 2017

Rohingya crisis a great test for UN

The ever-growing Rohingya influx is a crisis not only for Bangladesh but also for the region as well as the entire world, UN Resident Coordinator in Bangladesh Robert D Watkins has said.

October 18, 2017
October 18, 2017

Urgent need for fund, aid

Amid fresh waves of Rohingya influx, the UN has urged the international community to come together to support the October 23 pledging conference to meet the life-saving needs of the displaced Myanmar nationals and to promote their safe return home. Three UN-led aid bodies have appealed for $434 million over six months (Sept 2017 to Feb 2018) to help up to 1.2 million people, including some 400,000 Rohingyas already in Bangladesh before the latest crisis began in late August.

October 17, 2017
October 17, 2017

Large influx again

At least 12 people drowned and dozens remained missing after a boat carrying Rohingyas sank in the Naf River yesterday, as more than 30,000 Myanmarese nationals joined half a million others who crossed over into Bangladesh since late August. The dead include seven women and four children aged between one and four. Fifteen boat people have been rescued.