Rohingya crisis | The Daily Star
  • UNSC's Myanmar Trip: Naypyidaw to 'try to fix ties with world'

    As the UNSC delegation begins visiting Myanmar today its government will make an effort to repair its strained relationship with the international community and allow some of Rohingyas to return to Rakhine State.

  • Justice they want

    The topi-clad man is holding a placard reading a three-word sentence, simple but sharp like a piercing bullet. "We want justice". Coming from a member of the world's most persecuted people of our time -- the Rohingyas.

  • Rohingya crisis is Myanmar’s internal problem

    ‘Myanmar’s problem imposed on Bangladesh’

    Rohingya crisis is Myanmar’s internal problem imposed on Bangladesh, Bangladesh’s State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam tells United Nations’ Security Council members.

  • Australia to help resolve Rohingya crisis

    Australian Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull yesterday assured his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina of continuing support to Bangladesh for resolving the Rohingya crisis.

  • Rohingya refugees

    Shield Rohingyas from monsoon

    The United Nations has said that the lives of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees hang in the balance as they face 'life threatening' hazards due to the monsoon and cyclone seasons, which threaten to destroy their makeshift camps in Bangladesh.

  • Camp or prison?

    They are like prisons. Yet, the Myanmar government calls them camps. In those camps in Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine, one lakh Rohingyas have been languishing for almost six years.

  • Keep pressure on Myanmar to expedite repatriation

    Bangladesh government has urged the visiting UN Security Council delegation to keep pressure on the Myanmar government to speed up the repatriation process and to recognise the Rohingya situation as a crisis.

  • Time for UNSC to show it cares

    The UN Security Council, which is entrusted with ensuring global peace and security, has so far failed to protect the human rights

  • Promises Myanmar Never Kept

    Nurul Amin had fled to Bangladesh along with his parents in 1991, just as more than 2.5 lakh Rohingya who escaped forced labour, rape and religious persecution in Myanmar.

  • Australia to help resolve Rohingya crisis, Turnbull tells Hasina

    Australian Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull assures Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of continuing support to Bangladesh for resolving the Rohingya crisis.

  • Keep up pressure on Myanmar

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday stressed the need for keeping up pressure on Myanmar from different levels for resolving the Rohingya crisis.

  • Dhaka hopeful

    Bangladesh looks forward with optimism as the UN Security Council delegation begins a visit to Bangladesh today, eight months into

  • The United Nations Logo

    Myanmar playing tricks on UN too

    Myanmar has been playing tricks not only on Bangladesh but also on the United Nations Security Council over the repatriation of Rohingyas since September last year.

  • Save us from destruction

    As a delegation of UN Security Council arrives in Bangladesh today, a Rohingya lawyer and rights activist has urged the UN body

  • Historic UNSC visit

    To have the Security Council members visit a country is indeed extremely significant, particularly when that is taking place in connection with a matter as important as the Rohingya crisis. Noteworthy is Myanmar relenting eventually to allow a UN visit to the Rakhine State; we would hope that the significance of the entire visit would be fully understood by our policy makers, and that the occasion would be fully utilised to carry our point home to the visiting team members.

  • Rohingya crisis issue

    Global concern high, aid low

    The World Food Programme has so far received donations of $45 million, only 18 percent of $243 million required mainly for providing food to one million Rohingyas and 200,000 locals in Cox's Bazar until December.

  • UNSC trip all too crucial

    The UN Security Council's forthcoming visit to Bangladesh and Myanmar appears to be an opportunity for both the countries to garner the high-powered body's support in favour of their respective strategies on the Rohingya issue.

  • Is global media losing interest?

    As a Bangladeshi with a keen interest in the Rohingya issue, I frequently scan the Internet to get a sense of how the foreign media is treating the evolving Rohingya crisis as we approach the monsoon season. When the Rohingyas started fleeing Myanmar last August, the international community, particularly the Western press, mobilised quickly around the Rohingya cause. From September to December, newspapers, magazines, online media,

  • UNSC team due on April 29

    Bangladesh will describe the brutalities that the Rohingyas faced in Rakhine State and steps taken by the government here to the UN Security Council delegation, which is due in Dhaka on April 29.

  • Monsoon worry for Rohingyas

    With early rains falling on the Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar, the fear of natural calamities has heightened among the refugees living in tiny shanties made of bamboo poles and tarpaulin in the district's Ukhia and Teknaf.

  • Min Aung Hlaing

    Citing Rohingya massacre, Myanmar army chief urges soldiers to obey law

    Myanmar army chief Min Aung Hlaing tells military personnel in the country that they must obey the law, citing as an example the sentencing of seven soldiers for a massacre of Rohingya Muslim men that was the subject of a Reuters investigation.

  • ‘Not my concern'

    A top Myanmar official has admitted Rohingyas were tortured but played down the global concern over its ethnic cleansing, saying his

  • Rohingya refugees

    Raped, killed because they are Rohingya

    A Rohingya rights activist has asked the UN Security Council to refer Myanmar to the International Criminal Court immediately for its

  • Bangladeshi photojournalist in Pulitzer winning photography team

    Mohammad Ponir Hossain, a Bangladeshi photojournalist, is one of the photography staff of Reuters team that won the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography documenting the Rohingya crisis.

  • Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal


    In a sudden move, Myanmar has taken back five Rohingyas from no man's land between Bangladesh and Myanmar, an event the international media has dubbed as the repatriation of first refugee family since the crisis began in August last year.

  • Responsibility Myanmar's

    The UN Refugee Agency has inked a deal with Bangladesh on voluntary returns of Rohingya refugees but said conditions in Myanmar are not yet conducive to a safe, dignified and sustainable repatriation.

  • Rohingya Return: Dhaka today signs MoU with UNHCR

    Bangladesh and the UNHCR are set to sign today a Memorandum of Understanding on the repatriation of Rohingyas, who fled violence

  • Repatriation 'very soon'

    Myanmar Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Minister Win Myat Aye yesterday hinted at taking actions against senior Myanmar

  • Rohingya-refugee

    Action against military officials if violate law: Myanmar minister

    Myanmar Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Minister Win Myat Aye indicates taking actions against senior Myanmar military officials if they violate laws of the land to avoid repetition of atrocities in Rakhine Sate.

  • Myanmar not ready for return of Rohingyas: UNHCR

    The UN refugee agency calls a Myanmar minister's visit to Bangladesh to meet Muslim Rohingya refugees a confidence-building measure, but says conditions in Myanmar are not ready for their return.