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‘Hell on earth’ in Syria’s eastern Ghouta must end – UN chief Guterres

New York, Feb 27 (JEN): Syria’s war-battered east Ghouta, the troubled Kasais region in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Northern Rakhine state in Myanmar, where violence has sparked a major exodus of Muslim Rohingyas, were all in the spotlight as the Geneva-based Human Rights Council opened its session today, with UN officials warning that these situations spiraled into crisis “because not enough was done, early and collectively, to prevent the rising horrors.”

Fresh threats loom over 720,000 Rohingya children ‘cast adrift, trapped in limbo’ – UNICEF

New York, Feb 24 (JEN): Rohingya children are facing threats either from severe weather approaching Bangladesh where hundreds of thousands are sheltered in squalid, overcrowded refugee camps, or by ongoing violence in their Myanmar homeland,  the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Friday, calling urgently for scaled-up assistance ahead of the region’s storm season and to address the root causes of the crisis.

Ahead of monsoon season, UN supports Bangladesh’s efforts to protect Rohingya camps from flooding

New York, Feb 3 (JEN): The United Nations refugee agency and its partners are ramping up to assist Bangladesh’s efforts to mitigate some expected impacts of the upcoming monsoon season in the country, during which, according to an initial risk analysis, at least 100,000 Rohingya refugees could be in grave danger from landslides and floods.

Conditions in Myanmar not yet suitable for Rohingya refugees to return safely – UN agency

New York, Jan 24 (JEN): The necessary safeguards for Rohingyas to return to Myanmar are absent, and there are ongoing restrictions on access for aid agencies, the media and other independent observers, the United Nations warned on Tuesday, two months after Myanmar and Bangladesh agreed on a plan for the refugees’ voluntary return to their homes.

Dire situation for Rohingya children could become ‘catastrophic,’ as new threats loom – UNICEF

New York, Jan 17 (JEN): As the Bay of Bengal region gears up for cyclone and monsoon seasons, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is warning that more than half-a-millon Rohingya children already living in “horrific” conditions in makeshift settlements in Bangladesh may face compounded risks of disease and displacement.

Bangladesh: UN agencies working to vaccinate half a million children against diphtheria

New York, Jan 14 (JEN):As part of an intensified response to the current diphtheria outbreak, United Nations agencies are working to vaccinate more than 475,000 children in Rohingya refugee camps, temporary settlements and surrounding areas in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar.

Rohingya children trapped in 'appalling' conditions in Myanmar's Rakhine state – UNICEF

New York, Jan 10 (JEN): While the eyes of the world are on Myanmar's northern Rakhine and Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, more than 60,000 Rohingya children remain nearly forgotten, trapped in appalling camps in central Rakhine where the shelters teeter on stilts above garbage and excrement, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) reported Tuesday.

Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi visits Rakhine in one-day unannounced trip

Naypyidaw, Nov 2 (IBNS): Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday visited the violence hit Rakhine state in a one-day unannounced trip, reports said.  

Khaleda Zia to meet Rohingya refugees, distribute aides in Cox's Bazar

Cox's Bazar, Oct 30 (IBNS): The opposition leader and the Chairperson of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), Khaleda Zia, will be meeting the Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazar, where she will distribute support materials.  

Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh Home Minister leaves for Myanmar

Dhaka, Oct 23 (IBNS): At a time when the country is facing the current Rohingya crisis, Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Monday left Dhaka city for Myanmar.

At least eight Rohingyas die, many missing as boat capsizes in Bangla river

Dhaka, Oct 16 (IBNS): At least eight people died after a boat carrying Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar capsized in Naf river on Bangladesh-Myanmar border on Monday, local media reports said.

Rohingya crisis: Malala slams Myanmar govt, urges fellow Nobel laureate Suu Kyi to take steps

London, Sep 4 (IBNS): Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai has urged fellow recipient Aung San Suu Kyi to look into the ongoing Rohingya crisis in the latter's country, while slamming the Myanmar government for the lack of competence in handling the matter.