Category Archives: Bangladesh

India | Nowhere to run – The worst refugee crisis since the second world war

Sushovan Dhar

Warsan Shire, a 24 year old Kenyan-born Somali poet, writer and educator based in London, in her debut book, Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth (2011) observes, “No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark.” Three years back, the photographs of Aylan Kurdi sent us shock-waves. The images of that three year old Syrian boy lying face down on a Turkish beach drew global attention towards the severe problems of refugees and migration.

Five years on, no headway in Rana Plaza case as testimonies stall

by Prakash Biswas

Rohingya Emergency: Over Half a Million Rohingya Refugees have Fled Violence in Myanmar

As of 7 January 2018, according to UNHCR’s family-counting exercise over 647,000 refugees have fled to Bangladesh since 25 August 2017.

The Rohingya are a stateless Muslim minority in Myanmar. The latest exodus began on 25 August 2017, when violence broke out in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. The vast majority of Rohingya refugees reaching Bangladesh are women and children, including newborn babies. Many others are elderly people requiring additional aid and protection. They have nothing and need everything.

Bangladesh garment factories sack hundreds after pay protests

At least 1,500 workers have been sacked from Bangladesh garment factories after protests forced a week-long shutdown at dozens of sites supplying top European and American brands.

Bangladesh court upholds Islam as religion of the state

David Bergman |

Bangladesh’s High Court on Monday rejected a 28-year-old petition calling for the removal of a constitutional provision recognising Islam as the official religion of the Muslim-majority South Asian nation.