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.