Sunday, February 25, 2024

Rohingya

International community must continue its efforts to send the Rohingya refugees home

Worldwide refugee crises have taken center stage in the news in recent years. According to the UNHCR report, there are currently 110 million refugees worldwide, compared to 100 million in 2022. The report also said that the number of...

Member states must take immediate action to pressure the UN and other humanitarian organizations to reverse the aid cut decision and restore essential aid...

The recent decision by the UN to reduce aid to the Rohingya is a devastating blow to their already precarious circumstances. This cutback will inevitably exacerbate the suffering of a vulnerable population that has already endured unimaginable horrors. The reduction in...

The world must also take responsibility for the Myanmar-Bangladesh’s Rohingya problem

Recently, June 20th, World Refugee Day was celebrated worldwide. As Bangladesh has not yet signed the 1951 'Refugee Convention', there is no merit in not officially celebrating the 'World Refugee Day'. Rather, the benefit of Bangladesh lies in the...

Will the Myanmar-Bangladesh pilot return project ensure the Rohingya repatriation?

Even though the repatriation of Rohingyas has made no substantial progress in the last five years, a delegation of Rohingya refugees traveled to Myanmar on Friday to see new facilities erected in preparation for the resurrection of the long-stalled...

Myanmar-Bangladesh: solution of a prolonged Rohingya refugee crisis on the way?

About six years ago, millions of persecuted Rohingya men and women from Arakan in neighboring Myanmar took refuge in Bangladesh. Since then, Bangladesh has been making efforts to repatriate the Rohingyas as well as providing shelter and humanitarian assistance....

Myanmar military’s strategic engagement with Bangladesh-Japan-India’s strategic troika

According to media reports, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has reiterated his country's support for Bangladesh's efforts to repatriate the Rohingya to Myanmar. He said Bangladesh and Japan have upgraded their relationship to a strategic partnership. Bangladesh has sheltered...

Myanmar junta plans to build 15 villages for Rohingya returnees from Bangladesh as pilot project

Myanmar's junta government plans to take back 1,500 Rohingyas from Bangladesh in April. They have undertaken a pilot project to build 15 new villages for their housing system. Villages will be established on 750 plots. Rakhine state junta chief Hitin...

UK’s role in Myanmar-Bangladesh’s Rohingya crisis solution

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen on Sunday urged the international community, including the UK to play a more decisive role in ensuring the voluntary, safe and sustainable repatriation of the forcibly displaced Rohingyas, temporarily sheltered in Bangladesh, to their...

Myanmar-Bangladesh: US aid announcement reminds of need for more Rohingya aid

Human rights groups and agencies have expressed alarm at the widening funding gap. WFP's move alone to cut food rations will add significant pressure, said John Quinley of the human rights group Fortify Rights. "The cuts on food...

Why five years on, Rohingya refugee crisis still drags on

Rohingya refugees shout slogans at a protest against a disputed repatriation program at the Unchiprang refugee camp near Teknaf on November 15, 2018. Photo: AFP/Dibyangshu Sarkar For the past five years, there has been much speculation about repatriation of Rohingya...