Bangladesh
Rohingya refugees Forgotten Rohingyas mark fifth year of mass exodus 

Close to 750,000 Rohingyas fled due to the ethnic cleansing campaign, the majority of whom are now living in camps in Bangladesh

Bangladesh fuel price hike Students injured in demonstration against record fuel price hike in Bangladesh

A day after the government raised the prices of diesel, kerosene and petrol by upto 51%, left-leaning student unions including the Progressive Student Alliance demonstrated against the unprecedented hike that will majorly impact the lower class

Employment injury scheme Bangladesh Bangladesh’s first employment injury scheme for garment workers

The social security scheme involves the government, employers and the workers’ representatives and offers long term and immediate compensation for work-related injuries, income protection, and rehabilitation to return to work

Bangladesh floods Millions affected as Bangladesh experiences worst floods in last two decades

Dozens of people have been killed in monsoon storms across northeastern Bangladesh. Almost six million people in the region remain stranded and are facing an immense scarcity of food, drinking water and shelter as the humanitarian crisis worsens

Rohingya refugee camp fire Bangladesh Major fire leaves 5,000 Rohingya refugees homeless in Bangladesh’s Cox Bazar

At least two children including a six-year-old boy were burnt alive in the devastating fire that destroyed over 400 makeshift houses in the Kutupalong refugee camp. This was the sixth major fire incident reported from Bangladesh’s Cox Bazar this year

Bangladesh students protest Repression of students in Bangladesh widely condemned 

Following the police action against students of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology in Bangladesh, a wave of student solidarity protests has swept across several universities. Protesters have condemned the use of tear gas, batons and stun grenades against students within the campus 

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh Massive fire renders thousands of Rohingya refugees homeless in Bangladesh

As many as 5,000 refugees have again become homeless after a massive fire damaged the congested Camp 16 in Cox’s Bazar. At least 1,200 makeshift houses made of bamboo and tarpaulin were destroyed

Police interrupt union activities in Bangladesh

Police interrupted union meetings and stopped participants from joining them in Chittagong, where a regional committee of the IndustriALL Bangladesh Council (IBC) was supposed to be formed

Bangladeshi journalists to protest state intimidation

Journalists will stage protests across the country on Thursday after the bank details of the leaders of their organizations were sought by the Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit

Bangladesh enforced disappearances A decade of enforced disappearances in Bangladesh

Several rights organizations have called for Bangladeshi security agencies to be held accountable for allegedly subjecting hundreds of people to enforced disappearances in the country

Bangladesh garment workers Millions of garment workers in Bangladesh forced to return to factories 

The announcement by the Bangladesh authorities allowing garment export factories to resume work has resulted in tens of thousands of workers returning to major cities in overcrowded trains and buses, ignoring health guidelines

Bangladesh factory owner among 8 detained on charge of murder after 52 workers die in fire

At least eight people have been detained by the Bangladeshi police under murder charges in connection with factory fire that broke out in a food processing factory in Rupganj. 52 people were killed in the incident