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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.

ICJ: Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi rejects genocide claims

The Hague/IBNS:  Myanmar's leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi appeared in the International Court of Justice and defended her country against allegations of genocide.

ICC gives greenlight for probe into violent crimes against Rohingya

New York/IBNS: Judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday authorized an investigation into alleged crimes against humanity, namely deportation, which have forced between 600,000 and one million Rohingya refugees out of Myanmar, into neighboring Bangladesh since 2016. 

UN Secretary General urges Myanmar to be more proactive in solving the Rohingya crisis, asks ASEAN countries to cooperate with Myanmar

Bangkok/IBNS: The goernment of Myanmar has to address the root causes behind the displacement of the Rohingyas and allow for their safe return among other things, said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres in Bangkok, during his visit to a climate mitigation project in the Thai capital.

Police arrest three Rohingya men with Bangladeshi passports

Dhaka, Sept 6 (IBNS): Bangladesh police have arrested three Rohingya men with Bangladeshi passports in their possessions, media reports said.

Rohingya's rally to mark second anniversary of exodus in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Aug 25 ( UNI) Thousands of Rohingya refugees held a rally at Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar on Sunday, marking the second anniversary of the start of the crisis that began following an offensive of Myanmar army.

Scores of Rohingya refugee shelters in Bangladesh destroyed by flooding

New York, July 6 (IBNS): Heavy monsoon rains in Bangladesh have drenched the Cox’s Bazar settlement, home to more than 900,000 Rohingya refugees, destroying some 273 shelters, and injuring 11 people, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Friday. The huge refugee camp has been hit by three days of non-stop rain, and more heavy downpours are expected throughout next week, with four months of the monsoon season still to go.

UN chief accepts independent report on Myanmar, highlighting ‘systemic’ failure surrounding Rohingya crisis

New York, June 18 (IBNS): An independent review into how the UN System operated in Myanmar in the years leading up to the mass exodus of the Rohingya following serious human rights abuses, has concluded there were “systemic and structural failures” that prevented a unified strategy from being implemented.

Future of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh ‘hangs in the balance’ – UNHCR chief

New York, Apr 27 (IBNS): The critical needs of 1.2 million mostly Rohingya refugees in south-eastern Bangladesh were top of the agenda for a fact-finding mission to the region by three senior United Nations officials, who called for continuing support on Friday for them from the international community.

UN rights expert calls for end to ‘purgatory’ of ‘international inaction’ facing Myanmar’s remaining Rohingya

New York, Mar 12 (IBNS): A humanitarian crisis fuelled by the suppression of basic human rights is continuing across Myanmar’s Rakhine state, a UN Human Rights Council-appointed expert said on Monday, in an appeal for alleged atrocities there to be referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Stateless Rohingya refugee children living in ‘untenable situation’, UNICEF chief

New York, Feb 28 (IBNS): With around half a million in effect, stateless Rohingya refugee children living in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar camp, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) chief stressed on Friday that the international community must address their “untenable situation” and “invest in this generation”.

UN and partners appeal for $920 million to meet ‘dire needs’ of Rohingya refugees

New York, Feb 16 (IBNS):With more than 745,000 Rohingya having fled violence in Myanmar to settle in Bangladesh, joining roughly 200,000 others already sheltering there, United Nations aid agencies and partners launched an appeal on Friday to help meet their “dire needs".

UN agencies welcome green light for Rohingya projects in northern Myanmar; urge ‘more effective access’

New York, Dec 18 (IBNS): The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, on Monday announced that they had received the Government go-ahead to develop community projects in Myanmar’s Rakhine province, and called on authorities to provide “more effective access” to the area.

Accountability a key pillar for reconciliation in Myanmar: UN Envoy

New York, Oct 21 (IBNS): Accountability and inclusive dialogue are two important pillars for national reconciliation in Myanmar, said the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General (SESG), Christine Schraner Burgener in a statementreleased on Saturday, adding that “credible fact-finding is the first step towards accountability.”

UN migration agency: young Rohingya girls, largest group of trafficking victims in camps

New York, Oct 17 (IBNS): More than a year into the crisis in Cox’s Bazar, the number of Rohingya refugees has reached nearly one million, with young girls in Bangladesh refugee camps sold into forced labour accounting for the largest group of trafficking victims, reported the UN Migration Agency (IOM) on Tuesday.