Rohingya refugees

More than half a million Rohingya in Bangladesh get ID cards for first time: UN refugee agency

More than 500,000 Rohingya refugees who fled a brutal crackdown in Myanmar two years ago, have received identification cards that the UN insisted on Friday were critical to safeguarding their right to return home.

As monsoon rains pound Rohingya refugee camps, UN food relief agency steps up aid

Since 4 July, heavy monsoon rains and wind have pounded the refugee camps in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar, with deaths, displacement and major damage following in their wake, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday.

‘Brutal weather’ continues as Rohingya refugee children endure devastating rainfall in Bangladesh

Heavy flooding and landslides in the Rohingya refugee camps of Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, has left thousands of children and families in an increasingly dire situation with critical infrastructure damaged or destroyed, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Tuesday, while scaling up relief efforts to those vulnerable children.

Friday’s Daily Brief: UN chief in China, counter-terrorism, updates from Bangladesh, Mali and Mozambique

This Friday, we cover: the UN Secretary-General's message in China for sustainable development; the toll of a second cyclone in Mozambique; what UN officials saw first-hand in the Rohingya refugee camp of Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh; the impact of insecurity on education in Mali; and the importance of information-sharing in the fight against terrorism. 

The most popular audio tracks from UN News for 2018

In this special edition of our Lid Is On podcast series, we’re bringing you a roundup of the most listened-to audio of 2018 here at UN News. 

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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 01 May 2018

  • Pre-monsoon rains already affecting refugee children in Bangladesh: UNICEF
  • Hostilities in Myanmar’s Kachin State ‘wholly unacceptable’: UN rights expert
  • Mediterranean migrant arrivals less than half of 2017 numbers: IOM
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News in Brief 06 March 2018

  • 25 million child marriages averted in last decade: UNICEF
  • Lifesaving aid to Eastern Ghouta “cut short” due to escalating violence
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News in Brief 02 March 2018

  • Refer Syria to the International Criminal Court: UN human rights chief
  • Global parliamentary body laments “disappointing” year for women’s political participation
  • ‘Tusk force’ to protect elephants, refugees in Bangladesh
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News In Brief 27 February 2018

  • 30-day cessation of hostilities in eastern Ghouta “a question of life and death”
  • UN calls for “unconditional release” of missing Nigerian schoolgirls
  • Situation in Myanmar “beyond the comprehension of many outsiders”
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