While sympathising with the Rohingya, local populations complained about a rise in prices and the loss of jobs.
So far, only 34% of the $434 million pledged has been disbursed.
Factories that produce fast fashion garments are still highly dangerous workplaces – and not just because they might collapse.
At the official press briefing, Bangladeshi foreign minister A.H. Mahmood Ali couldn’t come up with a proper justification about the MoU.
The move came after The Wire published an article on the role of Bangladesh’s military intelligence agency in the illegal pick-up and detention of academic Mubashar Hasan.
The Directorate General of Forces Intelligence allegedly picked up Hasan soon after he attended a meeting at the UN headquarters in Dhaka on November 7. The reason for his detention remains unclear.
The Registrar General of India has sought permission from the Supreme Court to push the deadline for updating the National Register of Citizens in Assam to July 31 2018.
Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh has proved to be a fertile ground for ARSA, providing the group with sources of funding, weapons and recruits.
The Security Council had urged Myanmar, in a statement on Monday, to “ensure no further excessive use of military force” and had expressed “grave concern over reports of human rights violations and abuses in Rakhine State”.
Roy, a US citizen of Bangladeshi origin, was hacked to death by machete-wielding attackers in February 2015 while returning home with his wife from a Dhaka book fair.
“You are there trying to do your job with a camera in your hand. And then your heart overrules your head.”
International migration has surged in recent years, touching 244 million individuals in 2015, while forced displacement reached a record high, with 65.3 million individuals displaced worldwide by the end 2015.
A government project is aiming to tackle child marriage by reducing poverty and hunger among people living on newly accreted coastal areas by providing secure livelihoods.
An estimated 603,000 refugees have arrived in Cox’s Bazar since August 25.
With few news sources in their own language and low levels of literacy, Rohingya refugees rely on audio and video messages distributed on apps such as WhatsApp, Facebook and YouTube to stay updated.
Officials did not elaborate on the specific steps the authorities would take for the repatriation, adding that the bulk of discussions was dedicated to border and security cooperation agreements.
Some 600,000 people have crossed the border since August 25, when insurgent attacks on security posts were met by a ferocious counter-offensive by the Myanmar army.
Swaraj is in Dhaka to co-chair the fourth meeting of the Joint Consultative Commission with her Bangladeshi counterpart A.H. Mahmood Ali.
Over 700,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh’s sprawling camps constantly struggle to meet basic needs of food, water and sanitation.
UN aid agencies have not had access to the shrinking Rohingya population in northern Rakhine state since the August 25 coordinated insurgent attacks on police posts and army campaign.
The refugees who arrived in Bangladesh on Monday said they were driven out by hunger because food markets in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state have been shut down and aid deliveries restricted.
Bangladeshi Foreign Minister said about 500,000 Rohingyas had fled to Bangladesh out of the total 900,000 that have left Myanmar after an army crackdown on the community.
The boat sank near Shah Porir Dwip on the southern tip of Bangladesh late on Sunday with up to 35 people on board, the Bangladeshi police said.
Over the last decade, Bangladesh and Vietnam have eaten India’s lunch when it comes to everything, from apparels to furniture.
Authorities said the action was a crackdown on human and drug trafficking, accusing smugglers of using the exodus to bring methamphetamine into the country.
Any resolution imposing economic or military sanctions on Myanmar is likely to be vetoed either by China or Russia – or both.
“The bottom line? This is a deplorable situation. This is as bad as it gets. We need 75 million for the next six months.”
Myanmar said before the mass graves were found that more than 400 people had been killed, most of them insurgents.
Given the massive scale of the exodus, UN and aid agencies are scrambling to give people shelter, get them fed and prevent an outbreak of disease.
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said she spoke to US President Donald Trump on Monday about Rohingya Muslims flooding into her country from Myanmar.
“The UN Security Council and concerned countries should impose targeted sanctions and an arms embargo on the Burmese military to end its ethnic cleansing campaign,” Human Rights Watch said.
Bangladesh was already home to 4,00,000 Rohingya before the latest crisis erupted.
Bangladesh said Myanmar drones and helicopters had violated its air space three times in the last week, warning that such “provocative acts may lead to unwarranted consequences”.
Bangladeshi media says that India’s modified policy towards the Rohingya crisis came through a Thursday phone call between Sushma Swaraj and Sheikh Hasina.
“What is our country, where are we from, where will we go; that is what I have to ask your people.”
Two refugees said their family members were detained by fishermen or brokers in Bangladesh when they could not pay for the journey.
The first tranche of the relief material reached Chittagong in an Indian Air Force plane today.
A UN commission of experts defined ethnic cleansing as “rendering an area ethnically homogeneous by using force or intimidation to remove persons of given groups”.
The top UN human rights official has called Myanmar’s operations against the Rohingya as “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing”.
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