Rohingya Crisis | The Daily Star
  • India has no right to mistreat refugees: HRW

    Human Rights Watch slams Indian authorities for “mistreating” the Rohingya refugees and said the country had no rights to conduct such behaviour.

  • Horrific tale of a rescued Rohingya child

    Bangladesh police rescue a Rohingya minor child, who came to the country fleeing persecution in Myanmar, from Muslimbagh residential area in Srimangal upazila of Moulvibazar.

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    Bodies of 28 Hindu villagers found in Rakhine State: Myanmar

    Myanmar government forces found on Sunday the bodies of 28 Hindu villagers who authorities suspected were killed by Muslim insurgents last month, at the beginning of a spasm of violence that has sent 430,000 Muslim Rohingya fleeing to Bangladesh.

  • No refugee status now for Rohingyas

    The government is not now considering giving “refugee status” to the Rohingyas, who are entering Bangladesh fleeing persecution in Myanmar's Rakhine State, Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu said yesterday.

  • Influx, again

    The influx of Rohingyas fleeing violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state had slowed in the last few days, but thousands have started pouring into Bangladesh again.

  • Night at a refugee camp

    7:00pm As the last relief truck departs, Shafiuallah Kata Pahar, a group of hillocks, reverts back to a strange sense of calm. People, carrying sacks of rice and packs of food, begin to return to their tents. Suddenly, the hills seem to be dotted with fireflies. Lamps and candles masquerade as shining stars in the sky on a dark night, lighting up one by one.

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    World's most urgent refugee crisis: UNHCR

    As Rohingyas have continued to flee into Bangladesh, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi warned of humanitarian disaster.

  • Global community must step up Rohingya aid: UN

    The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees says that the exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar to Bangladesh is “the most urgent refugee emergency in the world” right now.

  • Bangladesh needs "massive international assistance" to feed and shelter the 436,000 Rohingyas who have fled Myanmar in recent weeks, the head of the UN refugee agency says.

    Rohingyas in Bangladesh need 'massive' assistance: UN

    Bangladesh needs "massive international assistance" to feed and shelter the 436,000 Rohingyas who have fled Myanmar in recent weeks, the head of the UN refugee agency says.

  • Unicef aids for Rohingyas arrive

    The first consignment of Unicef’s emergency supplies for Rohingya refugee children, that contains 100 tonnes of supplies, has arrived in Dhaka.

  • Gang rape horrors haunt Rohingya refugees

    Shamila clutches her daughter's hand so tightly it turns white as she recounts how soldiers broke into her home in Myanmar and gang-raped her in front of her children -- a story heard over and over in Bangladesh refugee camps.

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    Turkey to build refugee camps for 1 lakh Rohingyas

    Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TCCA) Coordinator Ahmed Rafiq says his country will build refugee camps for one lakh Rohingyas, who fled the persecution in Rakhine state of Myanmar, in the southeastern districts of Bangladesh.

  • History and sufferings of Rohingya community

    Watch the Star Live Video to know more about the history of the Rohingya people of Myanmar's Rakhine state, who migrated from Bengal to Myanmar (then Burma) several hundred years ago, and have been a subject of hatred and oppression by the Myanmar authorities.

  • In a sense, Myanmar declared war against Bangladesh: Muhith

    Terming Rohingya refugee influx in Bangladesh a disaster, Finance Minister AMA Muhith says that in a sense Myanmar has declared war against Bangladesh by sending the people.

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    No refugee status for Rohingya people: Amu

    The government is not considering “refugee status” for the Rohingya people, who are coming to Bangladesh fleeing persecution in the Rakhine state of Myanmar, Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu says.

  • UNHCR chief meets Rohingyas in Bangladesh camp

    The head of the UN refugee agency says he was shocked by the "terrible violence" inflicted on Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar. Their suffering would last far longer than the time it took to satisfy their basic needs, he added.

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    Flow of Rohingya refugees on the rise again

    The flow of Rohingya refugees from violence-torn Rakhine state in Myanmar slowed for the last few days owing to bad weather but thousands have started entering Bangladesh again.

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    India sending fresh relief to Rohingyas in Bangladesh

    India is sending a fresh consignment of relief material for Rohingya refugees who have taken shelter in Bangladesh following persecution in Myanmar.

  • Hunger, diseases plague infants

    On Friday noon, Asia Begum stood under the scorching sun, waiting by the roadside at Kutupalong for relief. She looked pale and tired. Her seven month old son, Yasin, tightly clung on to her arm.

  • Passage for elephants blocked

    The natural corridors for around 50 wild elephants in Ukhia's reserve forest area have been blocked by temporary camps set up for the helpless Rohingya refugees.

  • Refugee Repatriation: 'Myanmar to set up a working group'

    Myanmar government will set up a working group to conduct a systematic verification process for "urgent repatriation" of refugees -- hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas who have fled Rakhine state to Bangladesh over the past few weeks, according to the office of the country's de facto leader and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi.

  • Rohingya villages still burning, mines laid

    Rights bodies have come up with new evidence that fires are still torching Rohingya villages in Rakhine while Myanmar military have laid landmines during attacks on villages and along the Bangladesh border. Amnesty International has assessed three new videos taken inside Rakhine as recently as Friday afternoon showing large plumes of smoke rising from Rohingya villages as well as satellite imagery with smoke visible over burnt-out structures.

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    Buddhist mistrust hampers relief for Myanmar's Rohingya

    Relief agencies struggling to reach hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims displaced by strife in northwestern Myanmar are facing rising hostility from ethnic Rakhine Buddhists who accuse the United Nations and foreign aid groups of only helping Muslims.

  • Army joins aid operation for Rohingyas

    To bring discipline in aid operation for Rohingyas those took shelter recently fleeing the atrocities in Myanmar, members of Bangladesh Army has joined the activities, setting up control room at Ukhiya Degree College.

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    Bangladesh grants bail to 2 detained Myanmar journalists

    Two journalists from Myanmar, who had been detained in Bangladesh while reporting on the influx of thousands of Rohingya Muslims, have been released on bail, a police official said on Saturday.

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    Myanmar landmines deadly for fleeing Rohingya: HRW

    Myanmar security forces have laid landmines during the attacks on villages and along the Bangladesh border, posing a grave risk to Rohingya Muslims fleeing atrocities, Human Rights Watch said in a press release issued today.

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    Bangladesh won’t respond to Myanmar provocation: Quader

    Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader says Bangladesh will not respond to any provocation of Myanmar despite repeated violation of its airspace by its drones and helicopters.

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    ‘Action if mobile operators sell SIMs to Rohingya refugees’

    Mobile phone operators of the country will face legal actions if they are found involved in selling SIM cards to Rohingya refugees, State Minister for Post and Telecommunications Tarana Halim says.

  • Shabana Azmi

    World must join to stop Rohingya genocide: Shabana Azmi

    The violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar amounts to genocide and the world must get together to stop it, says actor-activist Shabana Azmi.

  • 1,000 musicians join forces to welcome refugees

    Musicians, artists, activists and local communities across more than 200 cities in 60 countries, come together in a statement of support for the world’s refugees.