As more than 800,000 Rohingya have now fled Myanmar for Bangladesh, a large-scale humanitarian crisis has unfolded. But what is the most productive way Australia can help?
Interviews undertaken in refugee camps on the Bangladesh/Myanmar border paint a grim picture that explains why so many Rohingya fled Myanmar so quickly.
Despite an international commitment to protect civilians from genocidal violence, the world's response to ethnic cleansing in Myanmar has been feeble. An expert explains the challenges.
Despite the passionate for which they are usually fought, independence movements are rarely successful and their outcomes less than hoped for.
Genocide doesn't begin with mass murder. It's a long, insidious process that can be stopped before it's too late.
Nepal has blamed India for exacerbating intense monsoon flooding that has killed at least 1,200 people in the last two months.
Why don't people evacuate their homes when warned of impending storm danger? To save lives, resiliency plans must understand how locals in climate-vulnerable places assess risk.
Two-and-a-half decades on from the end of military rule, Bangladesh faces many of the same critical problems it always has.
It's a dirty scientific job – but it could save lives.
Successful policy interventions, especially those in the social realm influenced by the vagaries of human behaviour, don’t seem to travel well.
The focus of food production systems, including aquaculture, must move beyond maximising yields to consider nutritional quality too.
The idea of relocating thousands of Rohingya refugees to a remote flood-prone island would set a bad precedent for managing human rights crises.
Bangladesh is a global poster child when it comes to improving women’s status in the developing and the Muslim worlds. But a recent amendment to the country's marriage law threatens its progress.
Rohingya songs and drawings are a form of resistance against the persecutions they face in Myanmar and in Bangladesh.
Abuses on Rohingyas have reached new height but neither Myanmar nor neighbouring Bangladesh are taking responsibilities to grant basic human rights to this population.
Talks among ASEAN leaders are often limited to political and economic issues, pushing problems with deep social and cultural roots like the persecution of ethnic Rohingya to the margins.
Countering violent extremism in Bangladesh will require a change in the political climate of the country so that young are exposed to diverse political avenues and have a real chance of getting a job.
The deadly attack on Holey bakery in July 2016 and a recent spate of crimes against minorities show that Bangladesh's commitment to secularism and pluralism are at stake.
Research into banks' charitable activities shows a strong interest in disclosing donations made the the ruling family's causes.
Climate change will certainly affect Bangladesh but claims of climate change refugees are premature.