Bangladesh Struggling to Accomodate Rohingya Refugees

Bangladesh Struggling to Accomodate Rohingya Refugees

As Rohingyas flee Myanmar as refugees and enter Bangladesh, the latter is rushing to try and accommodate the influx of 400,000 refugees. The government has said it is planning to build an enormous camp in the next ten days to temporarily house the newcomers. The camp will be built in an area along the border with Myanmar […]

Thousands of Rohingyas Fleeing Violence Are Stranded on the Bangladesh-Myanmar Border

Thousands of Rohingyas Fleeing Violence Are Stranded on the Bangladesh-Myanmar Border

Violence between an insurgent group and Myanmar’s security forces during the last week of August 2017 drove thousands of Rohingya Muslims to enter Bangladesh in search of refuge. The surge led Bangladesh to begin to restrict crossings, meaning many others were turned away and left to wait on the border. Members of Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) staged a major […]

Bangladeshi Diplomat Arrested for Labor Trafficking

Bangladeshi Diplomat Arrested for Labor Trafficking

Viewers of crime dramas could be forgiven for believing the oft-repeated but inaccurate assertion that diplomats in foreign countries have immunity from the prosecution of all crimes. They do not only those crimes committed in the dispensing of their official duties. A diplomat cannot, for example, commit murder and then claim they have diplomatic immunity. The […]