Food rationing for Rohingya refugees a ‘matter of life and death’: rights expert
New York: As food rationing begins for Myanmar’s Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, a top UN-appointed independent rights expert on Thursday urged the international community to step in and reverse the policy as “a matter of life and death”.
Rohingya refugees share concerns with UN rights commissioner during visit to Cox’s Bazar
New York: During her first official visit to Bangladesh, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, met with a host of officials, civil society representatives and Rohingya refugees on Tuesday.
Bangladesh: Police detain 10 suspected robbers from Rohingya refugee settlement
Dhaka: Bangladesh police have detained 10 suspected robbers when they conducted a raid at a Rohingya refugee settlement in Cox’s Bazar’s Teknaf Upazila, media reports said on Wednesday
Bangladesh starts inoculating Rohingya refugees against COVID-19
Dhaka/UNI/Sputnik: Bangladesh launched COVID-19 vaccination campaign for Rohingya refugees in camps near the southeastern city of Cox's Bazar, the WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia said on Tuesday.
UN delegation lauds Bangladesh's Rohingya rehab move to Bay of Bengal island Bhasan Char
Dhaka: A high-level UN delegation, which had recently visited Bangladesh, appreciated PM Sheikh Hasina-led government over the Bhasan Char rehabilitation project of the Rohingyas and sought the international community's support to ensure the refugees live there with dignity.
UN officials reach Bangladesh to take stock of Rohingya refugee camps
Two senior officials of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) have reached Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Sunday for a four-day visit to take stock of Rohingya refugee camps which host over 1.1 million refugees from Myanmar.
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 calls for Security Council to work with Myanmar to end â€˜horrendous sufferingâ€™ of Rohingya refugees
New York, Aug 29 (IBNS): Despite the efforts made by the United Nations over the past year to help create safeguards for all communities in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, it is clear that conditions are still not suitable for the safe, voluntary, and sustainable return of Rohingya refugees to their home, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday.
Rohingya refugee shelters â€˜washed awayâ€™ in Bangladesh monsoon rains: UN agency
New York, June 12 (IBNS): Two days of heavy monsoon rains have caused severe structural damage to camps in Bangladesh hosting one million Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported on Monday
Dangers persist for nearly a million Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh: WHO
New York, May 9 (IBNS): Renewed efforts are underway in Bangladesh to protect nearly one million Myanmar refugees from cholera, amid a warning from the UN health agency on Tuesday that “we’re not out of the woods yet”.
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.