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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.

Bangladesh: Move Rohingya from dangerous silt island, Human Rights Watch

Dhaka: Bangladesh authorities should immediately move over 300 Rohingya refugees, including at least 33 children, from the silt island of Bhasan Char to the Cox’s Bazar refugee camps to be with their families, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday.

Amid rising COVID-19 cases, Bangladesh imposes lockdown in Cox’s Bazar Municipality which houses Rohingya refugee camps

Dhaka/IBNS: With rising number of COVID-19 positive cases, Bangladesh authority has put Cox’s Bazar Municipality on lockdown and even declared some areas of the district  as red zones, media reports said.

Bangladesh: Suspected Rohingya drug peddler killed during gunfight

Dhaka/IBNS: An alleged Rohingya drug peddler was killed during a gunfight with Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members in Bangladesh's Teknaf upazila, media reports said on Sunday.

Support stepped up for Rohingya camps as first COVID-19 infections are confirmed

New York/IBNS: After confirmation that the first cases of COVID-19 infection have been identified in a vast and overcrowded refugee camp in Bangladesh, UN humanitarians on Friday announced additional measures and appealed for funds to prevent the disease from spreading.

Treating severe COVID-19 patients will be hard in Rohingya camps in Bangladesh : WHO

Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: Valentina Shvartsman Treating severe patients suffering from the COVID-19 lung disease would be particularly challenging in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh due to crowded settings and lack of space for additional health facilities, Catalin Bercaru, a communication officer for the World Health Organization (WHO) country office in Bangladesh, told Sputnik.

UN human rights office calls for compassion following Rohingya deaths at sea

New York/IBNS: The UN human rights office (OHCHR), is calling for compassion for people desperately seeking shelter, after 30 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar died on a boat in the Bay of Bengal that had spent nearly two months at sea.

UN urges for USD 877 mln for Rohingya refugee response in Bangladesh

United Nations/UNI:  Launching a 2020 Joint Response Plan (JRP) for the Rohingya humanitarian crisis, the UN refugee agency -- UNHCR -- on Tuesday appealed to raise US$877 million to cater to the needs of more than one million Rohingya refugees.

Bangladesh: 37 Rohingyas rescued, 3 human traffickers held

Dhaka/IBNS: Bangladesh police rescued 37 Rohingyas, including women and children, while they were trying to go to Malaysia illegally by sea from Reju Khal area in Ramu upazila of Cox's Bazar on Monday, media reports said.

Bangladesh: Trawler with Rohingyas capsizes in Bay of Bengal, 15 die

Dhaka/IBNS: A trawler, which was carrying Rohingyas, capsized in the Bay of Bengal and left at least 15 people killed, media reports said on Tuesday.