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Rohingya repatriation: China assures help to Bangladesh

Beijing, June 29 (IBNS): A Chinese official on Friday confirmed that the country will assist in the repatriation of Rohingya mass who have been living as refugees in Bangladesh.

UN agencies and Myanmar ink agreement, setting stage for Rohingya return

New York, June 7 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the understanding reached between UN agencies and Myanmar on creating conditions that would allow hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees to voluntarily and safely return to their homes in the country’s Rakhine province.

UN agencies and Myanmar lay groundwork for possible Rohingya return

New York, June 2 (IBNS): United Nations agencies and Myanmar have agreed a framework which it is hoped will lead to the repatriation of Rohingya refugees, but only if their “voluntary, safe, dignified and sustainable” return from camps in Bangladesh can be guaranteed.

New project safeguards Rohingya refugees; boosts local farming – UN migration agency

New York, May 23 (IBNS): A major canal dredging project underway in Southern Bangladesh to protect Rohingya refugees from monsoon floods, will have the added benefit of boosting local agriculture, the United Nations migration agency said Tuesday.

UN rights office urges restraint over intensifying violence in northern Myanmar

New York, May 16 (IBNS): The United Nations human rights arm has voiced deep concern over escalating conflict between the military and armed groups in Myanmar’s Kachin and Shan provinces that has displaced over 100,000 civilians and trapped many in the midst of active fighting.

For Rohingya refugees, imminent surge in births is traumatic legacy of sexual violence - special report

New York, May 12 (IBNS): Late last year, as violent repression in Myanmar sent Rohingyas fleeing to safety in Bangladesh, women from the mainly Muslim minority were subjected to what a United Nations official called “a frenzy of sexual violence”.

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina urges OIC member nations to stand beside Rohingyas

Dhaka, May 5 (IBNS): Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday urged  Organisation of Islamic Cooperation members to stand beside Rohingya people who have been forced to leave Myanmar last year.

Security Council urges conditions that allow safe return of Rohingya refugees

New York, May 2 (IBNS): After seeing for themselves the conditions facing Rohingya refugees in the camps of southern Bangladesh as well as homes they fled in Myanmar, Security Council members called on Tuesday for them to be allowed a safe return.

Sheikh Hasina urges China, Russia, India, Japan to play major role in solving Rohingya crisis

Dhaka, Apr 30 (IBNS): Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said she is expecting countries like India,China, Russia and Japan to play a major role in solving the Rohingya crisis.

Early rains expose risks for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, but worst ‘yet to come,’ warns UN agency

New York, Apr 21 (IBNS): The arrival of pre-monsoon rains in southern Bangladesh has revealed an alarming level of risks for Rohingya refugees, United Nations humanitarian agencies said on Friday, warning that they do not  have the funds needed to protect hundreds of thousands of desperate people once the rainy season begins in earnest.

WHO appeals for international community support; warns of grave health risks to Rohingya refugees in rainy season

Dhaka, Mar 29 (IBNS): With a grossly underfunded health sector grappling to meet the needs of 1.3 million Rohingyas in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar, the World Health Organization has appealed to the international community to contribute generously to enable appropriate and timely health services to this highly vulnerable population, now facing grave risks to their lives and health in view of the coming rainy season.

UN appeals for nearly $1 billion to address ‘critical needs’ of Rohingya refugees, Bangladesh host communities

New York, Mar 17 (JEN): To meet the urgent needs of nearly 900,000 Rohingya refugees and more than 330,000 vulnerable Bangladeshis in the communities hosting them, United Nations agencies and their humanitarian partners appealed jointly on Friday for $951 million.

Rohingyas could face further violence if they return to Myanmar, UN adviser warns

New York, Mar 14 (JEN): International crimes were committed against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and those who fled the country could face further persecution if they return now, a senior United Nations official said Tuesday.

‘No other conclusion,’ ethnic cleansing of Rohingyas in Myanmar continues – senior UN rights official

New York, Mar 7 (JEN): The “frenzied” scale of unspeakable violence against the minority Muslim Rohingya community in Myanmar has shifted to a “lower intensity campaign of terror and forced starvation,” seemingly intended to drive the remaining Rohingyas from their homeland, a senior United Nations human rights official has warned.

UN agencies helping Rohingya refugee camps brace for potentially devastating rains in southern Bangladesh

New York, Feb 28 (JEN): Against the backdrop of the fast approaching wet season in Bangladesh, United Nations relief agencies are working flat out to strengthen vital infrastructure and boost resilience among hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees living in rudimentary shelters as well as for local communities hosting them.