the world must look onto effective measures to hold Myanmar accountable on repatriation.
Conflicts in Myanmar intensified after the military coup on February 1 last year, as pro-democracy activists and the National Unity Government’s armed wing, the Peoples’ Defence Force, began fighting the junta, in addition to about three dozen ethnic armed groups.
Myanmar, by its actions near the border, have lately been violating international rules and posing serious threats to the sovereignty of Bangladesh, analysts have said.
The Rohingya genocide day on August 25 brought to the fore diverse suggestions for a sustainable solution to the Rohingya crisis. Two similar proposals, however, stand out. One was from US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and the other was from the Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh, Ito Naoki.
Khin Maung dreamt of becoming a lawyer to help the Rohingyas realise their rights in a country where they were denied citizenship.
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.
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.
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.
In a fresh spike, around 5,000 Rohingya refugees entered Bangladesh in just one day.
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.
The head of the UN agency that coordinates humanitarian aid says they have pledged roughly $340 million to help more than
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.
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.
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.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the government was very cautious about avoiding any kind of war with Myanmar despite repeated provocations from the neighbouring country.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said Bangladesh will surely make great strides in development, despite the huge influx of Myanmar nationals.
India yesterday pledged its full support to Bangladesh to effectively cope with different dimensions of the crisis emanating from the
Dhaka wants the UN Security Council to take “strong stance and swift action” to end the "ethnic cleansing" in Myanmar and to restore peace and stability in the strife-torn Rakhine State to facilitate a smooth return of Rohingyas.