rohingya influx

Rohingya Repatriation: Waiting for Godot?

the world must look onto effective measures to hold Myanmar accountable on repatriation.

Myanmar conflicts hurting Bangladesh

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.

Tensions on border: Dhaka should take it to UN immediately

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.

Rohingya resettlement in third country not a wise idea: Experts

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.

Are the Rohingyas doomed to a half life?

Int'l community must put their money where their mouth is

5 Years of influx: Rohingya return a distant dream

Khin Maung dreamt of becoming a lawyer to help the Rohingyas realise their rights in a country where they were denied citizenship.

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.

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.

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.

September 27, 2017
September 27, 2017

UNSC stepping up response

The UN Security Council met behind closed doors yesterday to discuss the violence in Myanmar, moving to step up its response to the exodus of 4,80,000 Rohingyas in what has been condemned as "ethnic cleansing." The meeting will set the stage for a public session of the top UN body tomorrow, during which UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is set to brief on the crisis and China, along with other council members, will deliver remarks.

September 20, 2017
September 20, 2017

Rains heap further woes on refugees

Nur Begum, 55, came to Bangladesh from Myanmar's Maungdaw with her young son and daughter in tow. She witnessed her husband

September 11, 2017
September 11, 2017

UN warns Myanmar situation 'textbook example of ethnic cleansing'

The UN human rights chief slams Myanmar's apparent "systematic attack" on the Rohingya minority, warning that "ethnic cleansing" seemed to be underway.

September 9, 2017
September 9, 2017

Red Cross fills UN void in Myanmar's violence-torn region

The Red Cross organisations scale up operations in Myanmar's violence-riven northwest, after the United Nations had to suspend activities there following government suggestions that its agency had supported Rohingya insurgents.

September 7, 2017
September 7, 2017

The Myanmar Cauldron: Birth of Arsa

The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army or Arsa, an armed group that emerged in Rakhine state in 2013, has no sizable weaponry to sustain the struggle. But that is how things remain in the beginning – small but potent.

September 7, 2017
September 7, 2017

Dhaka protests unprecedented Rohingya influx

Dhaka yesterday summoned the Myanmar envoy to Bangladesh for the fourth time in less than two weeks and handed over a strongly

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