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.
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.
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.
Ramping up response for Rohingya Refugees after camp 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.
Fire caused ‘enormous devastation’ at Rohingya camps: UNICEF
UNICEF has expressed its deepest sympathy to the Rohingyas affected by Monday’s fire in the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar.
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.
UNSC for creating conditions for Rohingya repatriation
Dhaka, Feb 5 – UN Security Council members have reiterated the need for addressing the root causes of the crisis in Rakhine State and creating conditions necessary for the safe, voluntary, sustainable and dignified return of Rohingyas.
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.
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.
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.
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…
First batch of Rohingyas reaches Bhasan Char island camp
Chittagong, Dec 04 – The first batch of 1,645 Rohingyas have reached Bhasan Char from Chittagong. They had earlier been brought from Ukhiya in Cox’s Bazar to Chittagong in buses.
BdeshJaatra: Migration info platform launched in Bangladesh
The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations Agency for Migration, launched BdeshJaatra, an online information platform that provides information on safe migration, sustainable reintegration, and remittances management for aspirant migrants, migrants abroad, returnees, and their families.
Greece’s Policy of Exclusion Harms Asylum Seekers, Refugees
Introduction Since the start of 2020, glaring headlines have called attention to the situation at Greece’s borders. For years, Greece has hosted large numbers of asylum seekers and refugees fleeing conflict and poverty, primarily in Africa, Asia, and the Middle…
UN adopts resolution for urgent solution of Rohingya crisis
The United Nations has adopted a resolution on “The Situation of Human Rights of the Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar” while Bangladesh seeks a peaceful solution to the Rohingya crisis.
Suu Kyi asked to secure Rohingya repatriation
The United States has urged the Myanmar government to secure the voluntary, safe, dignified, and sustainable return of Rohingya and other refugees and internally displaced persons.
Rohingya: Tripartite talks ‘in Beijing’ after Myanmar’s polls
Dhaka, Oct 23 – Bangladesh, Myanmar and China are planning to hold Foreign Minister-level tripartite talks after Myanmar’s national election in November to begin the repatriation of Rohingyas without any delay.
‘Dhaka no more in position to take Rohingya burden’
The international community should sincerely work to create an environment for the repatriation of Rohingyas as they are willing to return home, said State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam on Thursday.
Int’l community to discuss Rohingya issue Thursday
The United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees will bring the international community together on Thursday to address the Rohingya crisis.
Redouble efforts to find solution to Rohingya crisis: UNHCR
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has stressed that the international community and countries in the region must redouble their efforts not only maintain support for Rohingyas and their hosts, but also adapt to critical new needs and expand the search…
Dhaka under pressure against Rohingya relocation plan: FM
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Sunday said there is a pressure on the government by the international NGOs, including UNHCR, against Bhasan Char relocation though some Rohingyas are willing to go there to enjoy wonderful facilities for them.