UNHCR

August 25, 2022
August 25, 2022

‘Rohingya refugees need education to take control of their future’

Rohingya human rights activist Razia Sultana talks to Shuprova Tasneem from The Daily Star on Rohingya Genocide Remembrance Day.

June 20, 2022
June 20, 2022

Solidarity for refugees: Whoever, wherever, whenever

A record 100 million people are currently displaced around the world. Almost one million of these refugees live in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar.

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.

November 28, 2019
November 28, 2019

‘Difficult to say when situation to be conducive for Rohingya repatriation’

UNHCR Deputy High Commissioner Kelly T. Clements says it is difficult to say exactly when the environment will be conducive for Rohingya repatriation.

July 31, 2019
July 31, 2019

‘Over 1.50 lakh Bangladeshis sought political asylum in last 5yrs’

The rate of seeking political asylum by Bangladeshis in overseas doubled in last five years due to repressive political environment and violation of basic rights in the country, says Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA).

May 29, 2019
May 29, 2019

Rohingya Return: UNHCR, UNDP extend deal with Myanmar

The UN Refugee Agency and the UNDP yesterday signed an extension of an MoU with Myanmar for one year. The deal is aimed at creating conducive conditions for voluntary and sustainable repatriation of the Rohingyas from Bangladesh.

April 27, 2019
April 27, 2019

UN urges int’l help for 1.2m Rohingyas

Top UN agency leaders have asked the international community to continue supporting the critical needs of 1.2 million people, Rohingya refugees and their local host communities, in south-eastern Bangladesh.

April 23, 2019
April 23, 2019

Three top UN officials due tomorrow

Three top UN officials will jointly visit Bangladesh from April 24 to 26 to highlight the ongoing need for support for the humanitarian needs of almost a million Rohingya refugees, said the UN office in Dhaka yesterday.

February 5, 2019
February 5, 2019

Angelina Jolie visits refugee camp

UNHCR special envoy and US film star Angelina Jolie has been visiting Rohingya refugee camps in Teknaf upazila of Cox's Bazar.

January 8, 2019
January 8, 2019

'Asylum assessment of Saudi woman in Thailand to take days'

The asylum claim of a young Saudi woman who resisted deportation from Thailand in a gripping, live-tweeted ordeal will take "several days" to assess, the UN's refugee agency in Bangkok says.