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June 22, 2018
June 22, 2018

Act now to protect migrants vulnerable to trafficking, exploitation: UN

States around the world must act now to protect migrants from traffickers by putting in place innovative measures to identify as early as possible those who are at risk, says a UN rights expert.

April 12, 2018
April 12, 2018

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.

February 10, 2018
February 10, 2018

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.

January 11, 2018
January 11, 2018

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.

January 1, 2018
January 1, 2018

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.

December 19, 2017
December 19, 2017

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.

December 9, 2017
December 9, 2017

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.

December 7, 2017
December 7, 2017

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.

November 20, 2017
November 20, 2017

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.

November 11, 2017
November 11, 2017

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.