Storms ahead for Rohingya refugees

Storms ahead for Rohingya refugees

Storms ahead for Rohingya refugees Rohingyas are seen on board a ship as they are moving to Bhasan Char island in Chattogram, Bangladesh. (Reuters) With all attention focused on the events following the coup in Myanmar, where the death toll has already surpassed 1,000, Bangladesh is contending with the new reality of over one million […]

Congressman Deutch lauds Hasina’s role over Rohingya issue

Congressman Deutch lauds Hasina's role over Rohingya issue

US Congressman Ted Deutch (Democrat- Florida), an influential member of the US House Foreign Affairs Committee, has praised Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for giving shelter to over one million persecuted Rohingyas. He emphasized that the House Foreign Affairs Committee was fully seized with the Rohingya issue and was willing to do more to resolve […]

Rohingya camp fire in Bangladesh kills three

Flames rise from a fire in a makeshift market near a Rohingya refugee camp in Kutupalong, Bangladesh

A fire has destroyed more than 20 shops in a makeshift market near a Rohingya refugee camp in southern Bangladesh, killing at least three people. Local police chief Ahmed Sanjur Morshed said they recovered the bodies from the debris after it took firefighters several hours to bring the blaze under control. The fire broke out […]

D-8 Summit on April 8; focus on trade, investment, Rohingya crisis

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File photo of The 18th meeting of the D-8 Council of Ministers took place on 3rd November, 2018 in Antalya, Turkey Collected Host Dhaka to assume chairmanship of D-8 for 2 years, says foreign minister Bangladesh will host the 10th D-8 (Developing-8) Summit on April 8 virtually in the context of Covid-19 new normal scenario […]

Rohingya Relocation: UN to carry on dialogue with govt

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

Wrapping up a three-day visit to Bhasan Char, a UN delegation said it wants to continue dialogue with the government. “The United Nations is grateful to the government of Bangladesh for its facilitation of the visit and looks forward to continuing the dialogue,” Mostafa Mohammad Sazzad Hossain, assistant communication officer at UNHCR Bangladesh, told The […]

Fire destroys hundreds of shelters at Rohingya refugee camp

Rohingya refugees watch smoke rising from the fire

A devastating fire has raced through a sprawling Rohingya refugee camp in southern Bangladesh, destroying hundreds of shelters and leaving thousands homeless. The fire at the Balukhali camp in the Cox’s Bazar district broke out in the late afternoon and spread quickly through at least four blocks, said Mohammad Shamsud Douza, from the government’s Refugee, […]

Dhaka seeks global community’s constructive role in early Rohingya repatriation

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Foreign minister says the Human Rights Council should emerge as a bastion to defend human rights following the principles of universality, impartiality and non-selectivity Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has said the UN Human Right Council and the international community need to constructively engage with Myanmar for the early start of repatriation of Rohingyas […]

Sea cruise from Bangladesh to Maldives this winter?

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File photo: An areal view shows a resort island, in the Maldives on December 14, 2009 Reuters Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said the cruise between the two countries could start this winter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said sea cruise services can be introduced between Bangladesh and the Maldives during the winter season. She […]

Rohingya community at Bhasan Char gradually getting involved in economic activities 

Viral inequality and the farmers' struggle in India

UNB | Published: February 12, 2021 17:56:32 | Updated: February 13, 2021 08:26:05 The Rohingya, now living in Bhasan Char, are gradually getting involved in economic activities and informal education which, the authorities say, will help the refugee community stay away from committing any major crimes. Bangladesh Rural Development Board (BRDB) and over 40 non-government […]

Bhasan Char: Rohingyas gradually getting involved in economic activities 

Bhasan Char: Rohingyas gradually getting involved in economic activities 

The Rohingyas, now living in Bhasan Char, are gradually getting involved in economic activities and informal education which, the authorities say, will help Rohingyas stay away from committing any major crimes. Bangladesh Rural Development Board (BRDB) and over 40 non-government organisations (NGOs) are now working in Bhasan Char helping the Rohingyas get motivational courses and […]