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Rohingya refugees: UN agency urges immediate rescue to prevent ‘tragedy’ on Andaman Sea

New York: The UN refugee agency (UNHCR), on Monday, called for immediate efforts to search and rescue a group of Rohingya refugees, who have been adrift on the Andaman Sea for over a week. 

Rohingya refugees: UN agency urges immediate rescue to prevent tragedy on Andaman Sea

New York: The UN refugee agency (UNHCR), on Monday, called for immediate efforts to search and rescue a group of Rohingya refugees, who have been adrift on the Andaman Sea for over a week.

UN steps up support for thousands left homeless after fire at Rohingya refugee camp

New York: UN agencies have stepped up efforts to help thousands of Rohingya refugees left without shelter after a devastating fire tore through a crowded refugee camp in south-eastern Bangladesh on Thursday.

Bangladesh: Rohingyas new group to shift Bhasan Char

Dhaka/UNI: Bangladesh will move a second group of Rohingya refugees to a low-lying island in the Bay of Bengal on Tuesday, officials said, despite calls by rights groups to stop the relocation on safety grounds.

Transfer of Rohingya refugees to Bay of Bengal island ‘must be voluntary’: UN refugee agency

New York: The head of the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), has voiced concerns over the reported relocation of some Rohingya refugees by Bangladeshi authorities, to an island off the country’s coast, in the Bay of Bengal.

Bangladesh authorities start relocating Rohingyas to Bhasan Char island, refugees express happiness

Dhaka: Bangladesh authorities have started relocating thousands of Rohingya refugees to a remote island, a move which they expect will bring 'peace' to them.

‘Serious concerns’ over rights situation in Myanmar ahead of next month’s elections

New York: The UN human rights office (OHCHR) voiced “serious concerns” on Tuesday over the situation in Myanmar – including rights violations and proliferation of hateful speech against minority communities – as the country prepares for general elections next month.

Rohingya conference pledges to ‘remain steadfast’ in finding solutions to crisis

New York: A joint UN-hosted donor conference to rally international support behind Myanmar’s displaced Rohingya minority, ended on Thursday with a promise to continue engaging with concerned countries towards finding a long-term solution to their plight.

Bangladesh: Chinese envoy expresses concern over non-repatriation of Rohingyas to Myanmar

Dhaka/UNI: Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming, on Sunday, expressed concern at the non repatriation process of Rohingyas to Myanmar.

Myanmar: Mounting child death toll during Rakhine village assaults must end, urges rights expert

New York: The assaults by security forces in Myanmar on villages in Rakhine state “need to stop”, and a ceasefire should be declared immediately, said the UN independent rights expert on the situation across the country on Tuesday.

Inaction has been fatal, says UNHCR, as dozens of Rohingya refugees perish at sea

New York: Dozens of Rohingya refugees are believed to have died in the Andaman sea after spending more than 200 days afloat, owing to a “collective unwillingness” of countries to take them in, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said.

Address root causes of the Rohingya refugee crisis, urges UN chief

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for greater attention to the Rohingya refugee crisis – which entered its fourth year – and for addressing the root causes of the conflict.

RAB arrests two men, including a Rohingya, with 1.3 million yaba pills

Dhaka:  Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) personnel have arrested two men with 1.3 million pieces of banned yaba pills in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar area, media reports said.

Three years on, Rohingya refugees ‘more vulnerable than ever’

New York: Three years into the Rohingya refugee crisis, women, men and children – driven from their homes in Myanmar into camps across the border in Bangladesh – are more vulnerable than ever, UN agencies have reported.

Rohingya crisis needs lasting solutions, renewed commitment amid COVID-19 pandemic, UN refugee agency

New York: Three years after violence in Myanmar forced hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas to seek refuge in Bangladesh, the international community must adapt its assistance to the critical needs of those displaced and the host communities supporting them, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday.