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    Myanmar not ready for return of Rohingyas: UNHCR

    The UN refugee agency calls a Myanmar minister's visit to Bangladesh to meet Muslim Rohingya refugees a confidence-building measure, but says conditions in Myanmar are not ready for their return.

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    After Khaleda Verdict: UN calls upon all sides to stay calm

    In the wake of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia being jailed in a corruption case, the United Nations has called upon all sides in Bangladesh to maintain calm and continue an inclusive democratic process.

  • World food prices fall 3.3 pct in December - UN FAO

    World food prices fell in December from the month before, as dairy, vegetable oils and sugar values declined sharply, the United Nations food agency says.

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    Interactive graphic shows number of burned Rohingya villages

    A Reuters graphic makes use of data from the UN Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT) to show hundreds of villages in Rakhine state that were once inhabited by the Rohingya, but have now been burned down.

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    Persecution Against Rohingyas: UN official warns of genocide trial

    The top UN human rights official has expressed determination to see that the perpetrators of the horrors committed against the Rohingyas in Myanmar face justice.

  • UN for tripartite repatriation deal

    Calling Bangladesh and Myanmar for a tripartite repatriation agreement, the UNHCR yesterday said all refugees have the right to return and this should happen voluntarily and only when people feel the time and circumstances are right.

  • UN officials for ensuring safety in Myanmar

    The United Nations has warned against repatriation of the Rohingyas to their homeland without ensuring safety in Myanmar.

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    Call it genocide

    The UN calls the Myanmar army's aggression against the Rohingya “ethnic cleansing”. “Ethnic cleansing” is a term invented by Slobodan Milosevic. It's a euphemism for forced displacement and genocide. It's an insidious term because there is no international treaty law against it, whereas there are international laws against forced displacement and genocide.

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    Aid access still challenging

    Though the Myanmar authorities have agreed to allow the UN to resume food distribution in Rakhine, aid access in the state remains extremely challenging, says the UN.

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    UN offers to work on cutting polls violence

    The UN has expressed willingness to work with the Election Commission to reduce the risk of electoral violence in the next parliamentary polls scheduled to be held late next year.

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    $340m pledged to help Rohingya refugees: UN

    The head of the UN agency that coordinates humanitarian aid says they have pledged roughly $340 million to help more than

  • Return of Refugees: Govt seeks UN support

    Dhaka yesterday sought support from the United Nations to ensure the repatriation of Rohingyas who have fled to Bangladesh

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    Rohingya people fear UN failed them

    UN leadership in Myanmar tried to stop the Rohingya rights issue from being raised with the government, according to a report published in the BBC that cited sources in the UN and the aid community.

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    UN experts urge Suu Kyi to visit Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar

    Seven UN experts call upon Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi to personally meet the Rohingya refugees who have fled persecution in the country’s Rakhine State and taken shelter to Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar.

  • UN to work with Asean to resolve crisis

    The UN wants the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) to intensify actions to solve the Rohingya refugee crisis, in which, it says, it is ready to cooperate with the 10-member regional body.

  • Unite, act now

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called upon the OIC member states to show unity for solving the Rohingya crisis before it is too late.

  • UN wants unfettered, full access to Rakhine

    UN human rights investigators yesterday demanded "full and unfettered" access to Myanmar to probe the situation in its conflict-affected Rakhine State amid an aid group's fear of "very real risk" of deaths of Rohingyas there.

  • Rohingya Crisis: PM seeks global support at UN

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had talks with some dignitaries, including US President Donald Trump, attending the UN General

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    One of the fastest growing crises:UN

    The humanitarian situation in parts of Bangladesh sheltering hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees continues to deteriorate, making it one of the fastest growing refugee crises of recent years, according to the United Nations.

  • PM to raise Rohingya issue at UNGA

    In an effort to find a long-term solution to the Rohingya crisis, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will make a formal proposal at the

  • UN calls for $77m for Rohingya aid

    The United Nations calls for USD 77 million in urgent assistance for the Rohingya people who have fled into Bangladesh to escape persecution in Myanmar.

  • Rohingya persecution continues

    The UN estimates that in just over one week more than 70,000 Rohingya have crossed over to Bangladesh. Bangladesh estimates the number stands between fifty and sixty thousand.

  • UN worried

    Expressing deep concern at reports of the killing of civilians in security operations in Rakhine State, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has reiterated Myanmar's responsibility to provide security and assistance to those in need.

  • 3.5m volunteer for army as tensions rise: NKorea

    North Korea said on Saturday that nearly 3.5 million workers, party members and soldiers volunteered to join or rejoin its army to resist new UN sanctions and to fight against the United States in the current geopolitical tension between Pyongyang and Washington.

  • No communication with N Korea is dangerous: UN chief

    United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres tells the UN Security Council that he is alarmed by the risk of military escalation on the Korean Peninsula.

  • UN holds crisis meeting after Syria 'chemical attack'

    The United Nations is holding an emergency meeting as the world expresses horror at the suspected chemical weapons attack in northern Syria that killed dozens of people and left others gasping for breath and convulsing in the streets and overcrowded hospitals.

  • Afghan fury as Iran, Turkey claim Rumi

    Who can lay claim to Rumi, the Sufi mystic who is one of the world's most beloved poets? A bid by Iran and Turkey to do so has exasperated Afghanistan, country of his birth eight centuries ago.

  • Int’l groups move UN to protect freedom of expression in Bangladesh

    A number of international groups working on press freedom and freedom of expression urge urgent and concrete steps by the United Nations (UN) to reverse the deteriorating climate for free expression in Bangladesh.

  • Saudi Arabia criticizes UN over Yemen blacklisting

    Saudi Arabia rejects a United Nations report that criticized the military coalition it is leading in Yemen, saying it is based primarily on information supplied by its adversaries.

  • Western powers urge Syria aid drops

    The US, UK and France urge the UN to begin air drops of humanitarian aid to besieged areas in Syria.