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  • ‘Difficult to say when situation to be conducive for Rohingya repatriation’

    UNHCR Deputy High Commissioner Kelly T. Clements says it is difficult to say exactly when the environment will be conducive for Rohingya repatriation.


    ‘Over 1.50 lakh Bangladeshis sought political asylum in last 5yrs’

    The rate of seeking political asylum by Bangladeshis in overseas doubled in last five years due to repressive political environment and violation of basic rights in the country, says Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA).

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    Rohingya Return: UNHCR, UNDP extend deal with Myanmar

    The UN Refugee Agency and the UNDP yesterday signed an extension of an MoU with Myanmar for one year. The deal is aimed at creating conducive conditions for voluntary and sustainable repatriation of the Rohingyas from Bangladesh.

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    UN urges int’l help for 1.2m Rohingyas

    Top UN agency leaders have asked the international community to continue supporting the critical needs of 1.2 million people, Rohingya refugees and their local host communities, in south-eastern Bangladesh.

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    Three top UN officials due tomorrow

    Three top UN officials will jointly visit Bangladesh from April 24 to 26 to highlight the ongoing need for support for the humanitarian needs of almost a million Rohingya refugees, said the UN office in Dhaka yesterday.

  • Angelina Jolie visits refugee camp

    UNHCR special envoy and US film star Angelina Jolie has been visiting Rohingya refugee camps in Teknaf upazila of Cox's Bazar.

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    'Asylum assessment of Saudi woman in Thailand to take days'

    The asylum claim of a young Saudi woman who resisted deportation from Thailand in a gripping, live-tweeted ordeal will take "several days" to assess, the UN's refugee agency in Bangkok says.

  • UNHCR to provide safe water for Rohingyas

    UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency, and its partners are turning to green and non-polluting technology, including solar power, to help provide safe water to Rohingya refugees living in the crowded settlements in Bangladesh.

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    Create conditions in Myanmar conducive to refugee returns: UNHCR

    The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, appeals to Myanmar to exert all efforts to create conditions conducive for voluntary return of the Rohingyas and address the root causes of the refugees’ displacement in line with the recommendations of the Kofi-Annan led Advisory Commission on Rakhine State.

  • We have failed Rohingya: Blanchett

    UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador and Oscar-winning actor Cate Blanchett, who visited a refugee camp in Bangladesh last year, says what she saw and heard there left her both “shocked and disturbed”.

  • UNHCR for Asia-Pacific leaders’ ‘solidarity’ with Rohingyas

    Head of the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi urges the government representatives and the business leaders from the Asia-Pacific region to offer more support and protection for over 700,000 Rohingyas who have fled violence and discrimination in Myanmar's Rakhine State over the past year.

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    UN wants tangible progress to improve conditions in Rakhine

    UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, and UNDP, the UN's development agency, urges Myanmar authorities to make tangible progress to improve conditions in Rakhine State.

  • OIC to form a body for Rohingya crisis

    UNHCR, Govt Initiative: Database on Rohingya by year-end

    The government and UNHCR are expected to complete a comprehensive and unified database of Rohingya refugees, who fled from Myanmar, in the next five to six months.

  • Walking the talk on international protection

    The UNHCR statement that Rohingya refugees are in critical need of international protection warrants guarded optimism. We have said repeatedly in this column that any viable solution to this problem would require genuine and long-term international commitment.

  • Danger looms in Rohingya camps

    Danger looms in Rohingya camps

    Spokesperson of UNHCR Caroline Gluck said heavy and continuous shower in the Rohingya settlements puts hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas at a major risk.

  • World Refugee Day 2018: UNHCR to mark it in Rohingya camps

    United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) will celebrate the World Refugee Day 2018 in Rohingya refugee camps in Cox's Bazar on June 20 to raise global awareness for global responsibility for refugees.

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    Myanmar not ready for return of Rohingyas: UNHCR

    The UN refugee agency calls a Myanmar minister's visit to Bangladesh to meet Muslim Rohingya refugees a confidence-building measure, but says conditions in Myanmar are not ready for their return.

  • UNHCR concerned over ‘rain risk’ of Rohingyas

    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and its partners are ramping up efforts to mitigate some of the expected impacts of the upcoming monsoon season in Bangladesh.

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    Rohingya Refugees: UN worried over safety

    The UNHCR has said it is increasingly worried about the deterioration of the overall environment in which Rohingya refugees are living, facing a multitude of protection risks.

  • UN for tripartite repatriation deal

    Calling Bangladesh and Myanmar for a tripartite repatriation agreement, the UNHCR yesterday said all refugees have the right to return and this should happen voluntarily and only when people feel the time and circumstances are right.

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    Female Rohingyas survivors of sexual violence: Jolie

    Pointing at the Rohingya exodus taking place in Rakhine state of Myanmar, Hollywood star and UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie says that almost every female refugee is a survivor of or witness to sexual violence including rape.

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    UNHCR for ensuring security in Rakhine to repatriate Rohingyas

    The Commissioner of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi lays emphasis on ensuring security, establishing human rights and rule of law for repatriation of the displaced Rohingya people in Rakhine state of Myanmar.

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    UNHCR seeks timely, generous supports for Rohingyas

    The UNHCR hopes that donors will come with their generous supports at the pledging conference to be held in Geneva on October 23 to help Rohingyas living in Bangladesh.

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    UNHCR collecting Rohingya data

    The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has been working with the Bangladesh government to collect data on the estimated 5,36,000 forcibly displaced Rohingyas of Rakhine state of Myanmar and their needs.

  • Rohingya registration without UNHCR involvement may cause trouble

    As Bangladesh government did not involve the UNHCR in collecting biometric data of the Rohingyas fleeing Myanmar, it can create complexities for them while returning to their own country, Ain O Salish Kendra (ASK) has said.

  • Global outcry grows louder

    International outcry over the atrocities against Rohingyas is growing with politicians, rights activists and Nobel laureates castigating the Myanmar government, as an estimated 2,70,000 of the persecuted community have sought refuge in Bangladesh over the past two weeks.

  • Rohingya influx: UNHCR urges Bangladesh to open border

    In light of the dramatic worsening of the situation in Myanmar's Rakhine state, the UN Refugee Agency communicates to Bangladesh government its readiness to support Bangladesh in helping the Rohingya refugees flee across the border.

  • UNHRC to probe crimes against Rohingyas

    The top United Nations human rights body agrees to send an international fact-finding mission to investigate widespread allegations of killings, rape and torture by security forces against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar's Rakhine state.

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    Being human

    Photojournalist Darrin Zammit Lupi writes about his experience in covering boat arrivals to Malta in 2014

  • Hamid’s escape from the Taliban

    I was just 17 when I came once more close to dying, this time in my attempt to cross to Samos on a boat from Turkey, along with four more Afghans.