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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.

Bangladesh ‘disappointed’ at lack of progress in alleviating plight of Rohingya, Prime Minister tells UN Assembly

New York, Sept 28 (IBNS): The world cannot ignore or remain silent over the plight of the Rohingya people – driven from their homes in Myanmar and sheltering in Bangladesh – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, said on Thursday, urging world leaders for an early and peaceful solution to the massive refugee crisis.

Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi should have resigned, says Zeid; cannot be stripped of Nobel prize, committee declares

Naypyidaw, Aug 30 (IBNS): The outgoing head of United Nations Human Rights said that following the Rohingya crisis, Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi should have stepped down.

Bangladesh: Head of UN refugee agency calls on Asia-Pacific leaders to show ‘solidarity’ with Rohingya refugees

New York, Aug 8 (IBNS): The Head of the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), Filippo Grandi, on Tuesday urged government representatives and business leaders from the Asia-Pacific region to offer more support and protection for over 700,000 Rohingya refugees who have fled violence and discrimination in Myanmar’s Rakhine State over the past year.

The world ‘must rally’ to support one million Rohingya refugees, UN Migration chief says

New York, July 18 (IBNS): A failure to remain focused on the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh “would have tragic outcomes” for the nearly one million children, women and men living in Cox’s Bazar, said William Lacy Swing, Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), on Tuesday.

Rohingya cannot become ‘forgotten victims,’ says UN chief urging world to step up support

New York, July 12 (IBNS): Painting a grim picture of villages being burned to the ground and other “bone-chilling” accounts he heard from Rohingya refugees who fled violence in Myanmar, the UN chief has called on the world to answer their calls for help with real action. 

UN chief hears ‘heartbreaking accounts’ of suffering from Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh; urges international community to ‘step up support’

New York, July 3 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres visited Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh on Monday, declaring that “nothing could have prepared me for the scale of the crisis and extent of suffering” he witnessed there.

UN chief applauds Bangladesh for ‘opening borders’ to Rohingya refugees in need

New York, July 2 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has applauded Bangladesh for giving a safe haven to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees driven from their homes in Myanmar by systematic and widespread violence.

UN chief heads to Bangladesh to spotlight continuing perils facing Rohingya refugees

New York, June 30 (IBNS): The continuing plight of nearly one million Rohingya refugees driven from their homes in Myanmar will be the focus of the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres when he travels to Bangladesh this weekend – the country where they have found safe-haven.