Bangladesh

News in Brief 1 June 2021

  • 90% are going hungry in Tigray, warns WFP
  • UNHCR urges great support for equitable COVID vaccines
  • Warmer temperatures soon as La Niña ends: WMO
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News in Brief 18 May 2021

  • Rising toll in Middle East violence as UN calls for more Gaza aid access
  • Rohingya more vulnerable than ever: UNHCR and IOM
  • Asylum appeal for Mozambicans fleeing violence to Tanzania
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UN launches response plan to ‘safeguard the well-being and dignity’ of Rohingya in Bangladesh 

Under the leadership of the Government of Bangladesh, the Organization for Migration (IOM) and UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) launched a $943 million plan on Tuesday to “safeguard the well-being and dignity” of Rohingya refugees in the country and their host communities. 

News in Brief 14 May 2021

  • Rohingya refugees must not become ‘a forgotten crisis’ 
  • Preventing future animal-to-human pandemics 
  • Colombia: UN experts condemn peaceful protestor crackdown, urge impartial investigation  
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UN agencies ramp up response for Rohingya refugees in wake of ‘unprecedented’ fire

United Nations agencies have stepped up their efforts to assist thousands of Rohingya refugee families left homeless after last week’s devastating fire at the Kutupalong refugee camp in southern Bangladesh. 

UN emergency fund allocates $14 million for Rohingya refugees left homeless by massive fire

The United Nations’ top relief official on Wednesday released $14 million in emergency funding to provide life-saving assistance to thousands of Rohingya refugee families, after a massive fire ripped through the Kutupalong camp in southern Bangladesh, earlier this week. 

UN teams assisting tens of thousands of refugees, after massive fire rips through camp in Bangladesh

United Nations humanitarian personnel are on the ground evacuating tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees, after a devastating fire tore through the Kutupalong camp, in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, the world’s largest refugee camp. 

Exploited and marginalized, Bangladeshi tea workers speak up for their rights

Tea garden workers in Bangladesh, who are mainly women, are one of the most marginalized groups in the country, with limited access to education for their children and prone to dire health risks. A programme supported by the UN’s Joint SDG Fund, which funds initiatives focused on sustainable development, aims to boost social protection for these works, helping them access their rights and improve their life prospects.

Bangladesh: UN rights chief urges transparent probe into writer’s death, review of law under which he was charged

The UN's top human rights official on Monday called for transparent investigation into the death in custody of a writer in Bangladesh, who was held in pre-trial detention for nine months for publishing an article and sharing social media posts critical of the Government’s COVID-19 response. 

Rohingya refugees: UN agency urges immediate rescue to prevent ‘tragedy’ on Andaman Sea

The UN refugee agency (UNHCR), on Monday, called for immediate efforts to search and rescue a group of Rohingya refugees, who have been adrift on the Andaman Sea for over a week.