Bangladesh


ASEAN Faces Pressure After Indonesian Fishermen Rescue Rohingya Refugees At Sea

On Thursday, June 25, Indonesian fishermen pulled 94 Rohingyas, including 30 children, to shore with the aid of maritime officials from Sumatra Island. Local authorities in the Indonesian province of Aceh had initially refused to take in those who were floating out at sea for five months, citing fears that […]


Myanmar Submits First Report To ICJ Concerning Rohingya Genocide

Last Sunday, Myanmar submitted its first report to the International Court of Justice, elaborating on the measures it has taken to protect the Rohingya ethnic minority from genocide. The ICJ had issued a provisional order on Myanmar in January following a call to action made by The Gambia, urging Myanmar […]


Cyclone Amphan And COVID-19: Mass Destruction In South Asia

Cyclone Amphan has pummelled India and Bangladesh and continues to leave a trail of mass destruction and chaos as the two countries attempt to recover. As of May 23rd, at least 106 deaths were confirmed. As per disaster management officials, 80 are from the Indian states of West Bengal and […]


Vulnerable And Exposed In The World’s Largest Refugee Camp

Escaping ethnic cleansing in Myanmar, Rohingya refugees have survived unimaginable atrocities. Now along with the rest of the world, they face an entirely new threat; COVID-19. However, Rohingyas living in the world’s most crowded refugee camp are more vulnerable than most. Living conditions in Bangladesh’s Kutupalong Refugee Camp represent the […]


The Rohingya Crisis: The Dirt Under Another’s Shoe

An Unknown Crisis, An Ignored People On 15 May 2020, it was reported that the first coronavirus case has been detected in one of Bangladesh’s Rohingya refugee camps, according to Aljazeera. This settlement in southern Bangladesh is home to a million refugees and fears have risen as to the possible […]


The Moral And Logical Necessity Of Saving Rohingya Refugees Stranded At Sea

Up to 500 Rohingya refugees are stranded on two fishing trawlers in the Bay of the Bengal, Human Rights Watch has reported. Along with the U.N. Human Rights High Commissioner and Amnesty International, it has called on the governments of Bangladesh, Thailand and Malaysia to urgently launch search and rescue […]


Refugee Camps Struggle To Prevent Coronavirus Outbreaks

As Coronavirus spreads around the world, health experts and humanitarian groups warn that the disease could be especially devastating for individuals living in overcrowded refugee camps. While there are few confirmed cases of COVID-19 in refugee camps, testing is severely limited, and several doctors told the New York Times that […]


India’s CAA: Another Move Toward A Hindu-First Nation

The United Nations High Commissioner filed for intervention in India’s Supreme Court. The basis for this intervention was the discriminatory nature of India’s Citizen Amendment Act (CAA).  What is the CAA? The CAA, passed in December 2019, is an amendment that has religiously discriminated against Muslims. The act allows citizenship […]


Factory Workers Are The Hidden Victims Of The Coronavirus Pandemic

Rubana Huq, President of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association, has issued an urgent appeal to European clothing brands not to cancel their orders or defer payments in light of the COVID-19 crisis. In the statement, she warns that factories are on the verge of closure, putting millions of […]


Power, Poison And Pollution – Compounding Urban Growth With The Profitable Production Networks Of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, is one of the most crowded places on earth. It has almost 9 million residents and its rate of growth is set to rise in the coming months. With climate change making vulnerable coastal areas less inhabitable, its exponentially increasing national population growth rate […]


Modi’s Administration Is Building Muslim Detention Centres Across India

Over the past 8 months, more than 2 million people from across India have had their citizenships revoked and now face almost certain imprisonment in the government’s internment camps. Most of these people were born, and raised in India yet their entire livelihood has been upended since the release of […]


Bangladesh Allows Education For Rohingya Refugee Children

On January 29th, the Bangladesh government announced plans to provide formal education to Rohingya child refugees, a move praised by human rights groups.  A pilot program led by UNICEF and the Bangladesh government will start in April with an initial 10,000 Rohingya children up to age 14 will be taught […]


Myanmar Sued For Rohingya Genocide In ICJ’s First Humanitarian Crisis Lawsuit

On November 13, civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and army chief Min Aung Hlang along with several other top Myanmar officials faced first legal action over the Rohingya crisis. The International Criminal Court has approved a full investigation of crimes against the Rohingya minority, according to Reuters from the […]


Student Killing Sparks Protests in Bangladesh

On Monday, 21-year-old Abrar Fahad, a student at the Bangladesh University of Engineering Technology (BUET), was tortured and killed over his Facebook post critiquing Bangladesh’s recent water-sharing agreement with India. Several members of the Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) – a student political organization loyal to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and […]


The Rohingya Crisis: Uncertainty About Those Living In The World’s Largest Refugee Settlement

According to the UN Refugee Agency, there are approximately 70.8 million forcibly displaced people worldwide. Among them are nearly 25.9 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18. One community embroiled within these bleak statistics are the Rohingya people. A predominantly Muslim minority from Myanmar, also […]


Two Years Later, The Rohingya Are Still Refugees

It has been two years since the campaign of violence which killed thousands of Rohingya and displaced more than 700,000 began, but fires still rage across Myanmar. Rohingya who remain in the country are confined to internment camps, imprisoned without citizenship, justice, or recourse. Those Rohingya who escaped to refugee […]