World Refugee Day | The Daily Star
  • Left in the lurch

    With the Rohingya repatriation nowhere in sight, their leaders say they feel ignored both by the international community and the Bangladesh government in the process of making decisions about their fate.

  • Rohingya case, a litmus test for the world community

    CR Abrar, Professor of International Relations at the University of Dhaka, talks to Eresh Omar Jamal about Myanmar's genocidal campaign against the Rohingyas and the international community's unfortunate but overwhelming silence in response.

  • An opportunity to reflect on the suffering of the displaced

    Tragically, more than 68 million people worldwide have been forced from their homes and are in need of generous hearts to help them through challenging times. Today is World Refugee Day, which provides an opportunity to reflect on the suffering of displaced people and what we can do to provide them safety as well as to prevent future displacement. On this year's World Refugee Day, Bangladesh stands out as a beacon of hope and inspiration.

  • World Refugee Day Today: Rohingyas in need of int'l protection: UN

    The Rohingyas, the third largest refugee group in the world last year, are now in critical need of international protection as their condition is worse than the others, the UN Refugee Agency has said.

  • World Refugee Day 2018: UNHCR to mark it in Rohingya camps

    United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) will celebrate the World Refugee Day 2018 in Rohingya refugee camps in Cox's Bazar on June 20 to raise global awareness for global responsibility for refugees.

  • What humanity has chosen to forget

    Years later, we are now witnessing the greatest movement of the uprooted that the world has ever known. Even more than during the Second World War, as some 65.3 million people were displaced from their homes, 21.3 million of them refugees, according to 2015 UN figures.

  • Assisting rescue of migrants and refugees

    Being human

    Photojournalist Darrin Zammit Lupi writes about his experience in covering boat arrivals to Malta in 2014

  • Thamer & Thayer, brothers from Syria, escaped war, then Libya only to be faced with death on the Mediterranean

    Haunted by a sinking ship

    Thamer & Thayer, brothers from Syria, escaped war, then unrest in Libya only to be faced with death on the Mediterranean

  • Hamid’s escape from the Taliban

    I was just 17 when I came once more close to dying, this time in my attempt to cross to Samos on a boat from Turkey, along with four more Afghans.

  • Overcoming compassion fatigue

    We urge the Bangladesh government to review its Rohingya refugee policy, to robustly engage with the international community to compel Mynamar to create enabling conditions for the refugees to return, to refrain from taking new measures that may further jeopardise the interests of registered Rohingya refugees.