Rohingya

UN ramps up aid delivery amid surge of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

The speed and scale of people fleeing Myanmar has triggered a humanitarian emergency in Bangladesh, where hundreds of thousands of refugees now depend on humanitarian assistance for shelter, food, water and other life-saving needs, says the United Nations migration agency.

Disease outbreak ‘real and present danger’ UNICEF warns, launching latrine-building plan in Cox’s Bazar

New latrines will be constructed in the Rohingya camps and settlements of Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar district to provide sanitation coverage to some 250,000 people, averting a major disease outbreak, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported Thursday.

Attacks against Rohingya ‘a ploy’ to drive them away; prevent their return – UN rights chief

Brutal, well-organized, coordinated and systematic attacks have been carried out against the minority Muslim Rohingya community in Myanmar, with the intention of not just driving them away but also preventing their return, a new United Nations human rights report has revealed.

Rohingya refugee children perish as boat capsizes off Bangladesh – UN migration agency

At least 13 Rohingya refugees, 11 of them young children, fleeing violence in Myanmar have drowned when the fishing boat they were on capsized in stormy weather, the United Nations migration agency said.

Rohingya women have “lived through real horrors:” UNFPA

Safe spaces for Rohingya women and girls seeking sanctuary in Bangladesh are already full to capacity.

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Half a million Rohingya arrive in Bangladesh; UN agencies rush to provide shelter, clean water

The United Nations refugee agency announced today that it has started distributing plastic sheeting and essential relief items to Rohingyas arriving in from Myanmar into neighbouring Bangladesh, as part of a massive effort to cut the time refugees spend in the open.

Rohingya refugee crisis a ‘human rights nightmare,’ UN chief tells Security Council

Noting that the humanitarian crisis that has resulted in displacement of hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas from Myanmar not only provides a “breeding ground” for radicalization, but also puts vulnerable people – including young children – at grave risk, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for “swift action” to prevent further instability and find a durable solution.

Violence against Rohingyas is “exceptional": UN refugee chief

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees has said that the violence experienced by refugees who’ve fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh is among the worst he has encountered – and that their plight is a “recipe” for a health “disaster”.

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UN rights experts urge Member States to ‘go beyond statements,’ take action to help Rohingya

A month on from counter-terror operations following attacks on police outposts in Myanmar’s Rakhine province, seven United Nations rights experts have called on the Government to stop all violence against the minority Muslim Rohingya community as well as on the global community to “go beyond” statements and take action to save them.

In Bangladesh, UN refugee chief warns influx of Rohingya outpaces capacities to respond

The United Nations refugee chief today called for ramped-up support for an estimated 436,000 Rohingya refugees who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar in the last month, warning that the massive influx of people seeking safety far outpaces capacities to respond.