UNHCR

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...

January 4, 2019
January 4, 2019

UNHCR to provide safe water for Rohingyas

UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency, and its partners are turning to green and non-polluting technology, including solar power, to help provide safe water to Rohingya refugees living in the...

November 23, 2018
November 23, 2018

Create conditions in Myanmar conducive to refugee returns: UNHCR

The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, appeals to Myanmar to exert all efforts to create conditions conducive for voluntary return of the Rohingyas and address the root causes of the refugees’ displacement...

August 29, 2018
August 29, 2018

We have failed Rohingya: Blanchett

UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador and Oscar-winning actor Cate Blanchett, who visited a refugee camp in Bangladesh last year, says what she saw and heard there left her both “shocked and disturbed”.

August 10, 2018
August 10, 2018

UNHCR for Asia-Pacific leaders’ ‘solidarity’ with Rohingyas

Head of the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi urges the government representatives and the business leaders from the Asia-Pacific region to offer more support and protection for over 700,000...

August 8, 2018
August 8, 2018

UN wants tangible progress to improve conditions in Rakhine

UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, and UNDP, the UN's development agency, urges Myanmar authorities to make tangible progress to improve conditions in Rakhine State.

June 27, 2018
June 27, 2018

UNHCR, Govt Initiative: Database on Rohingya by year-end

The government and UNHCR are expected to complete a comprehensive and unified database of Rohingya refugees, who fled from Myanmar, in the next five to six months.

June 21, 2018
June 21, 2018

Walking the talk on international protection

The UNHCR statement that Rohingya refugees are in critical need of international protection warrants guarded optimism. We have said repeatedly in this column that any viable solution to this...

June 13, 2018
June 13, 2018

Danger looms in Rohingya camps

Spokesperson of UNHCR Caroline Gluck said heavy and continuous shower in the Rohingya settlements puts hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas at a major risk.

May 14, 2018
May 14, 2018

World Refugee Day 2018: UNHCR to mark it in Rohingya camps

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) will celebrate the World Refugee Day 2018 in Rohingya refugee camps in Cox's Bazar on June 20 to raise global awareness for global...