Refugees

US lifts ban on refugees from 11 countries

The United States announced it was lifting its ban on refugees from 11 "high-risk" countries, but says those seeking to enter the US would come under much tougher scrutiny than in the past.

May 23, 2022
May 23, 2022

Over 100mn driven from their homes around the world: UNHCR

More than 100 million people have been driven from their homes around the world, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Monday, citing new data about those escaping violence, conflict, persecution and human rights violations.

January 30, 2018
January 30, 2018
USA

US lifts ban on refugees from 11 countries

The United States announced it was lifting its ban on refugees from 11 "high-risk" countries, but says those seeking to enter the US would come under much tougher scrutiny than in the past.

November 23, 2017
November 23, 2017

‘WB funds to cover both refugees, host community’

The World Bank has offered financial assistance to Bangladesh to help Rohingya refugees and their host community in Cox's Bazar where the extreme poverty rate is more than 40 percent.

October 5, 2017
October 5, 2017

Beware of Myanmar's subterfuge

The Foreign Ministry's statement, following the mixed messages coming out of Naypyidaw after the visit of Myanmar's Union Minister U Kyaw Tint Swe to Bangladesh, that it betrayed the doubtful intention of Myanmar, has said it all.

October 3, 2017
October 3, 2017

Refugees, they are

Don't the pundits who make the decisions know that acknowledging them as refugees will accord them rights; foremost among them is the right to return. It also obligates the international community for “burden sharing”.

November 25, 2016
November 25, 2016

Malaysia will not abandon tournament over Myanmar Rohingya crackdown

Malaysia decided on Friday to carry on with a regional soccer tournament co-hosted by Myanmar, days after a Malaysian minister said it was considering pulling out in protest against Myanmar's bloody crackdown on ethnic Rohingya Muslims.

June 11, 2016
June 11, 2016

Anomalous case of incarcerated 'released prisoners'

The right to secure protection and to access justice by asylum seekers and refugees is a long established principle. There is enough evidence to show that due to fear of being arrested under the FA the undocumented Rohingyas refrain from reporting any offence committed against them.

May 10, 2016
May 10, 2016

Refugees and migrants: A crisis of solidarity

This is not a crisis of numbers; it is a crisis of solidarity. Almost 90 percent of the world's refugees are hosted in developing countries. Eight countries host more than half the world's refugees. Just ten countries provide 75 percent of the UN's budget to ease and resolve their plight.

March 1, 2016
March 1, 2016

Over 131,000 migrants reached Europe by sea in 2016: UN

More than 131,000 migrants and refugees reach Europe via the Mediterranean this year, more than the total number in the first half of 2015, the United Nations says.

February 8, 2016
February 8, 2016

New refugee camps go up inside Syria as Turkey stems flow

Turkish aid workers have been setting up tents and distributing supplies for thousands of new Syrian refugees kept from entering Turkey at the border.