Bangladesh

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

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.

New identity cards deliver recognition and protection for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Rohingya refugees sheltering in Bangladesh will soon have credit card-sized plastic IDs – many possessing, for the first time ever, an individual identity document – providing another level of protection, according to the United Nations refugee agency.

Women-Friendly Spaces for Rohingya refugees: A place for protection and care

Simple shelters that are little more than huts with bamboo sticks and plastic sheeting for walls, and tarpaulins overhead, are serving a very important purpose for refugee women and girls forced to flee their homes to the vast refugee camps of Bangladesh. 

News in Brief 02 July 2018

  • UN chief ‘heartbroken’ over Rohingya suffering
  • Deadly attack in Mali condemned
  • Meet the new UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, actor Ben Stiller
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UN chief hears ‘heartbreaking accounts’ of suffering from Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh; urges international community to ‘step up support’

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

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 Gender Focus: Rohingya women eye return to Myanmar with serious concern

Rohingya women living in refugee camps in Bangladesh who have escaped rape and deadly violence in Myanmar say they fear returning home because of ongoing insecurity and the fact that they have no status there, Pramila Patten, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative on sexual violence in conflict, told UN News in this UN Gender Focus podcast.

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News in Brief 21 June 2018

  • UN chief welcomed peaceful moves between Ethiopia and Eritrea
  • UN Myanmar envoy completes first official visit, stresses need to integrate women in seeking solutions
  • Restoring government authority across Central African Republic is ‘key’ to lasting peace, stability and prosperity – UN envoy
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News in Brief 12 June 2018

  • Monsoon season rains and floods threaten 200,000 Rohingya refugees
  • Ukraine ‘largest displacement crisis in Europe’ since ‘90s: IOM
  • Guatemala volcano: UNHCR concern for 1.7 million people
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Killings of suspected ‘drug offenders’ in Bangladesh must stop, says UN’s Zeid

Bangladesh’s “zero-tolerance” policy on suspected drug offenders must stop amid reports that it has caused a reported 130 extrajudicial killings and led to more than 13,000 arrests since the policy began on 15 May, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said in a statement on Wednesday.

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