Monsoon Season: The Next Crisis Facing Rohingya Refugees

Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar Refugee camps, housing up to one million Rohingya refugees, are at high-risk of flooding and landslides during the imminent monsoon season. Typically between June and September, Bangladesh endures severe cyclonic storms and some of the most intense monsoonal rains across the globe. Once these weather patterns settle […]

Myanmar Signs Agreement With UN Bodies On Rohingya Refugees

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced on June 6th that they had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the government of Myanmar. The MoU will provide UNHCR and UNDP access to the Rakhine State in western Myanmar, the area […]

Rana Plaza Disaster: A Fashion Failure Five Years On

“It seems fashion changes faster than human rights evolve in the garment industry.” –Charles Stratford, Al Jazeera. Five years after the collapse of Rana Plaza, garment workers in Bangladesh continue to work in “life-threatening” conditions in factories. The Rana Plaza collapse was a structural failure that occurred on 24 April […]

The Decline Of Global Air Quality

A new report published by the Health Effects Institute (HEI) has claimed that global air quality has declined exponentially in the past three decades, to the point where today, an estimated 95% of the global population is currently breathing unhealthy air (according to the World Health Organization’s acceptable air quality […]

OIC To Assume ‘Stronger Role’ In Rohingya Crisis

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has expressed regret for not “responding immediately” to the Rohingya Crisis, along with vowing to take a “strong” role in dealing with the situation in Myanmar and Bangladesh. The OIC has also said it will create a committee on accountability for crimes against Rohingya. […]

The Decision Of Myanmar To Ban A United Nations Human Rights Investigator From Examining Anti-Rohingya Atrocities

Myanmar has decided to ban a United Nations Human Rights Special Investigator from visiting the nation in the wake of the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya Muslim minority group. Yanghee Lee, the Special Investigator who sought to gain access to the nation, wanted to prepare a report on human rights […]

Human Rights Group Says Myanmar’s Rohingya Repatriation Photo Staged

Rohingya Rights groups expressed grave apprehension after Myanmar’s most recent announcement to “repatriate” the first Rohingya Family, Al Jazeera reported last Sunday. A photograph showing a family of five receiving immigration cards, medical aid, and living quarters from Myanmar officials, has caused some scandal. The image was attached to a […]

ICC Prosecutor Requests Rule On Jurisdiction Over Rohingya Crisis

The International Criminal Court is currently opening a probe into its options with the ongoing Rohingya Crisis. Fatou Bensouda, Gambian lawyer and chief ICC prosecutor, asked the court to make an affirmative decision on whether or not it had jurisdiction of the war crimes and mass deportation occurring in the […]

ICC War Crimes Prosecutor Seeks To Open Rohingya Deportation Probe

The Chief Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, asked judges to rule whether an investigation can be undertaken and if it has the jurisdiction over the deportations of Rohingya people from Myanmar to Bangladesh. The request was made to the International Criminal Court (ICC). On Monday, according to an AFP report, the prosecutor, […]