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    Myanmar gives green light to resume UN food aid

    Myanmar authorities have agreed to allow the United Nations to resume food distributions in northern Rakhine state, suspended for nearly two months, World Food Programme (WFP) spokeswoman Bettina Luescher says.

  • Has UN failed the Rohingyas?

    Endless streams of Rohingyas have crossed the Naf River into Bangladesh. The deaths of children at sea stand out most vividly. Rohingyas have left behind everything they had once known in the face of the Myanmar military's brutalities against their own people.

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    UN role in repatriation

    Dhaka's call to involve the United Nations in the negotiations on Rohingya repatriation is a well-judged one. Bangladesh must also insist that Myanmar agrees to a multilateral agreement. Myanmar had earlier opted for a bilateral solution.

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    Myanmar cancels UN visit to Rakhine

    United Nations says a visit to Myanmar's Rakhine state which was due to take place today (September 28) has been cancelled by the authorities, reports BBC. The visit is to have been the first time representatives of UN agencies would have been allowed to visit the area.

  • Rohingya refugees

    $200mn needed for Rohingya refugees for 6 months: UN

    The United Nations estimates that $200 million will be needed over the next six months to help Rohingya Muslims refugees who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar in "massive numbers" to escape a bloody military campaign.

  • Kofi Annan to lead commission on Rohingya issue

    Aung San Suu Kyi picks ex- UN chief Kofi Annan to lead commission to stop human rights abuses in Rakhine State between Buddhists and minority Rohingya Muslims.

  • UN concerned over Bangladesh killings

    United Nations expresses concern at the significant increase of murders in Bangladesh, including that of religious minorities and called for the investigation and prosecution of the perpetrators of the crimes.

  • Mashrafe to become UN goodwill ambassador

    Bangladesh ODI and T20 skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has the honour of being selected as a United Nations goodwill ambassador.

  • UN Special Rapporteur on Occupied Palestinian Territory resigns

    UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories, Makarim Wibisono, resigns as Israel never granted him access to the Occupied Palestinian Territory throughout his mandate.

  • 2015 likely to be warmest on record

    Temperatures across the globe are likely to break records in 2015 with readings running "well above" any previous year, scientists say.

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