The UN agency noted they will continue to urgently seek additional information on the condition of those affected, and urged that they receive adequate medical assistance.
Give Rohingyas equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines: Govt urged
Ensure equitable access to COVID vaccines for Rohingya refugees, and improve community outreach efforts to build trust and counter misinformation.
UNGA President appreciates Bhasan Char for Rohingyas
President of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Volkan Bozkir on Tuesday highly appreciated Bangladesh’s efforts for Rohingyas in Bhasan Char.
UNHCR’s joint response plan to be launched Tuesday
The 2021 Joint Response Plan (JRP) of US$943 million for the Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis will be launched on Tuesday.
160 Bangladeshi migrants return from Libya
International Organization for Migration (IOM) facilitated the safe return of 160 Bangladeshi migrants stranded in Libya under its Voluntary Humanitarian Return (VHR) programme on Wednesday.
78 Bangladeshis, foreign nationals arrive from Thailand
A group of 78 Bangladeshis, Thai and other foreign nationals arrived here from Thailand on Saturday.
105 Bangladeshis return from India through Benapole
Another batch of 105 Bangladeshis returned home from India through the Benapole checkpost on Friday morning.
Al Jazeera report on Bhasan Char false: FM
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Tuesday rejected Al Jazeera’s latest report on Bhasan Char saying it is based on false information.
Assist Myanmar people seeking asylum: Refugees Int’l
As the Myanmar displacement crisis grows, governments in South and Southeast Asia must refrain from forced returns and work with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to ensure access and assistance to those seeking asylum.
Dhaka for regional, multilateral Rohingya repatriation moves
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has said they should now seriously consider regional or multilateral initiatives for the repatriation of Rohingyas to Myanmar as it remains a compelling priority for Bangladesh.
Rohingyas happy at Bhasan Char; want to return to Myanmar
The Rohingyas, now living in Bhasan Char, on Saturday interacted with the foreign diplomats and expressed their willingness to return to their homeland in Myanmar.
Rohingya camp fire: Death toll climbs to 11
The bodies of 11 people, including that of three women and two children, were retrieved from the debris after a fire swept through the Balukhali Rohingya camp in Ukhiya Upazila of Cox’s Bazar district on Monday.
1,800 more Rohingyas moved to Bhasan Char
A group of nearly 1,800 refugee Rohingyas set sail for Bhasan Char Thursday, as part of the government’s plan to relocate them to the remote Bay of Bengal island from crammed camps in Cox’s Bazar.
5th phase relocation: 1070 Rohingyas sail for Bhashanchar
As part of the government plan to relocate Rohingyas to Bhashanchar in Noakhali from Cox’s Bazar, some 1,070 Rohingyas are being taken to the island on Wednesday.
Rohingyas Adrift at Sea: Dhaka for others to share burden
Bangladesh has said it is respectful of its international obligations under UNCLOS reminding that other states should fulfil their obligation under international law.
3,000 more Rohingyas to be shifted to Bhasan Char
Cox’s Bazar, Jan 27 — Around 3,000 Rohingyas have agreed to relocate to Bhasan Char from the camps in Ukhiya and Teknaf in Cox’s Bazar. Sources familiar with the matter say the third phase relocation will begin Thursday.
Rehabilitate schools, students affected by Rohingya influx
Cox’s Bazar, Jan 23 – The Cox’s Bazar CSO-NGO Forum (CCNF), a platform of local NGOs and civil societies, on Saturday called upon all concerned to take up special rehabilitation programmes for local educational institutions and students in Cox’s Bazar…
Dhaka seeks proactive global support to end Rohingya crisis
Dhaka, Jan 23 – Bangladesh has sought effective and proactive support from the international community to find a solution to Rohingya crisis apart from management of huge displacement.
International migration disrupted by COVID-19, says UN
Disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic may have reduced the number of international migrants by around two million globally by mid-2020, a decrease of around 27 per cent in the growth expected from July 2019 to June 2020, the United Nations has said.
Tripartite talks: Dhaka’s cautious hope on Rohingya return
The China-Bangladesh-Myanmar meeting was chaired by Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Luo Zhaohui and Myanmar Deputy Minister of International Cooperation Hau Do Suan led the Myanmar side.
Lebanon: Dire Conditions for Syrian Refugees in Border Town
Syrian refugees in Arsal, a Lebanese town on the border with Syria, do not have adequate shelters to withstand the harsh winter months, Human Rights Watch said today.
‘Incentive still inaccessible for most migrant workers’
Dhaka, Jan 18 – The migrant workers are among the most affected people of Bangladesh due to the ongoing pandemic but got less attention when it came to incentive disbursement.
Dhaka-Yangon-Beijing talks Jan 19 on Rohingya Repatriation
Dhaka, Jan 13 – Bangladesh, Myanmar and China will hold a tripartite meeting on Rohingya repatriation in Dhaka on January 19 as Dhaka finds their repatriation to Myanmar as the only solution to the crisis.
KL urged to bring back stranded Bangladeshis to workplaces
Dhaka, Jan 8 – Dhaka has urged Kuala Lumpur to do the needful for bringing back the stranded Bangladeshi workers to their old and new places of work in Malaysia on humanitarian grounds.
1,700 more Rohingyas on their way to Bhashan Char
Chittagong, Dec 28 – Around 1,700 more Rohingyas have started the journey from Cox’s Bazar to Bhashan Char in the second phase, although the initial plan was to transfer 700 only.
Japan wants Rohingya repatriation start next year: Envoy
Dhaka, Dec 24 – Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Ito Naoki on Thursday said they want to see the start of repatriation process next year as Japan supports repatriation of Rohingyas to their homes in Rakhine State.
20 migrants dead off Tunisia after boat sinks, more missing
TUNIS, Tunisia (UNB/AP) — About 20 African migrants were found dead Thursday after their smuggling boat, which was trying to reach Europe, sank in the Mediterranean Sea, Tunisian authorities said. Five survivors were rescued and the Tunisian navy is searching…
Halt Rohingya Relocation: 120 North American Imams urge BD
Washington D.C., 12/23/2020 – The Muslim North American leadership has found a united voice on human rights. A diverse group of 120 imams, chaplains, scholars and other leaders in the USA and Canada has signed onto a letter to the…
Migrants Day: Over 3,000 die during migration trips in 2020
Dec 18 – The International Organization for Migration (IOM)’s Missing Migrants Project has recorded over 3,000 deaths on migratory routes worldwide so far in 2020. IOM released the data for 2020 inclusive up to December 17 (see accompanying infographic) today…
Don’t misinterpret Rohingya relocation efforts: Dhaka
Bangladesh has urged all to exercise utmost caution not to undermine or misinterpret the genuine efforts of the government of Bangladesh noting that the voluntary relocation of Rohingyas to Bhasan Char has become imperative to decongest the overcrowded camps in…