Rohingya refugees | The Daily Star
  • 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.

  • Return of one Rohingya family: Myanmar's publicity stunt, say rights group

    Myanmar's government says it has “repatriated” the first family of Rohingya refugees, among the 700,000 who fled a brutal crackdown, but the move was slammed by rights groups as a publicity stunt which ignored warnings over the security of returnees.

  • Canada should welcome Rohingya refugees

    Canada should welcome Rohingya refugees and encourage other nations to do the same, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's special envoy

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    WHO seeks int'l support for Rohingya refugees

    The World Health Organization has appealed to the international community to contribute generously to enable appropriate and timely

  • Rohingya Kutupalong refugee camp

    Relocation of 1 Lakh Rohingyas: Preparations on in Bhasanchar

    Around one lakh Rohingya refugees are going to be relocated to Bhasanchar of Hatiya upazila in Noakhali as works of building shelters and housing are in progress.

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    ROHINGYA REFUGEES: $950m needed in next 10 months

    The United Nations and the Bangladesh government have prepared a plan to provide an assistance of $950 million to the Rohingya refugees and the vulnerable locals in Cox's Bazar for 10 months until December. The move comes amid concerns that the repatriation of the refugees would take time.

  • Myanmar says, border deployment for security

    Myanmar has stated security concerns as explanation for the heavy reinforcement along Bangladesh’s border near Rohingya camps during today’s flag meeting between the two border forces.

  • Rohingya repatriation

    Myanmar parliament approves $15M for Rakhine border fence

    Myanmar's parliament approves a budget of about $15 million for the construction of a fence and related projects along the border with Bangladesh in Rakhine state, from which about 700,000 members of its persecuted ethnic Rohingya Muslim minority have fled violence since last August.

  • Rohingya repatriation

    India, Canada call for safe repatriation of Rohingyas

    India and Canada call for voluntary and safe repatriation of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar and allowing of UN and other international organisations to facilitate the process.

  • Rohingya Return: It has to be 'safe, dignified'

    British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has demanded a “safe, dignified return” for Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh, ahead of

  • Huge pressure on Bangladesh

    Visiting the Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazar, Swiss President Alain Berset yesterday said a refugee crisis of this scale put Bangladesh and the international community under enormous pressure to provide shelter and the most urgent services to more than 650'000 people.

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    100,000 Rohingyas at landslide risk

    More than 100,000 Rohingya refugees huddled in squalid, muddy camps in Bangladesh will be in grave danger from landslides when the mid-year monsoon season begins, a UN humanitarian report said.

  • It's a PR ploy by Myanmar

    Human Rights Watch has demanded suspension of the bilateral plan between Bangladesh and Myanmar on return of the Rohingyas.

  • Rohingya Refugees: Repatriation faces a hitch

    The return of Rohingyas is scheduled to begin tomorrow, but some of the major tasks including finalisation of the list of families and setting up of repatriation camps remain incomplete. This makes the start of repatriation on the announced date uncertain.

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    Of tensions, grievances

    The locals in Cox's Bazar, who welcomed Rohingya refugees with open arms during the massive influx last year, are now visibly annoyed as prolonged stay of the Myanmar citizens is putting pressure on their livelihoods and causing environmental degradation.

  • Rohingya Refugees: More support needed as crisis growing: WB

    The World Bank has said the Rohingya refugee crisis is growing at a rapid pace in Cox's Bazar and there is an urgent need to support the host communities to cope with the influx and to help those extremely vulnerable.

  • Address the prime concerns

    We welcome the recent agreement between Bangladesh and Myanmar for the repatriation of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. However, there is ample ground for scepticism regarding the real concerns of the Rohingyas fully addressed by Myanmar.

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    Joint Working Group meets in Naypyitaw

    The Joint Working Group, responsible for overseeing the repatriation of the Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh, meets in Naypyitaw today amid doubts over safe return and resettlement of the Rohingyas in Rakhine.

  • Rohingyas’ access to balanced diet still a concern: UN

    Although more than 90 percent of Rohingyas in Cox's Bazar receive emergency food assistance, a major concern is limited access to a well-diversified and balanced diet, says a new study.

  • Human trafficking bid foiled in Teknaf

    Bangladesh police arrested an alleged human trafficker and intercepted two Rohingya refugees preparing to board a boat for Malaysia, officials said yesterday.

  • Rohingya Refugees - Repatriation or resettlement?

    In the past weeks, three important developments related to the Rohingya issue took place. First was the agreement between the governments of Bangladesh and Myanmar on the refugee repatriation.

  • Pope calls refugees 'Rohingya' after emotional meeting in Dhaka

    Pope Francis refers to refugees who have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh as "Rohingya", using the politically sensitive name for the persecuted minority for the first time on an Asia tour dominated by their plight after meeting some of them in Dhaka.

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    ‘Many hurdles there to cross before repatriation’

    Though Bangladesh and Myanmar sign a repatriation arrangement document to start a process in next two months, there are too many hurdles to get over before any repatriation to commence, says an international analyst.

  • Rohingya crisis : Ensure quick, safe return

    UN agencies, the European Union and human rights bodies have urged Myanmar to implement the new deal on repatriation of the Rohingyas who have taken shelter in Bangladesh to escape persecution in Rakhine State.

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    UNHCR against immediate Rohingya repatriation

    Conditions in Myanmar’s Rakhine State are not in place to enable safe and sustainable returns of Rohingya refugees, UNHCR says

  • Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh: Return to start in two months

    Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed to begin repatriation of “hundreds of thousands” of Rohingyas in two months amid the international community's repeated calls for the return of the forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals to their homeland.

  • China wants to facilitate bilateral dialogue

    A US delegation yesterday thanked Bangladesh for its generosity in hosting a huge number of Rohingya refugees despite resource constraints and assured the country of raising the issue at the US senate.

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    FMs of five countries to visit Dhaka

    Five foreign ministers from top Asian and European countries start arriving in Dhaka today for talks with the government high-ups on the ongoing Rohingya crisis.

  • Learning the ropes

    The Bangladesh government has been globally lauded—and rightfully so—for welcoming with open arms, once again, the persecuted Rohingya people with whom the country has a checkered history. The Rohingyas came to Bangladesh in droves in 1978, 1992, and the 2010s.

  • Bangladesh saved over 6,00,000 lives

    Any return of the Rohingya refugees who took shelter in Bangladesh must be voluntary, safe and dignified, the UNHCR assistant high