UNHCR

December 16, 2017
December 16, 2017

Rohingya Refugees: UN worried over safety

The UNHCR has said it is increasingly worried about the deterioration of the overall environment in which Rohingya refugees are living, facing a multitude of protection risks.

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.

November 16, 2017
November 16, 2017

Female Rohingyas survivors of sexual violence: Jolie

Pointing at the Rohingya exodus taking place in Rakhine state of Myanmar, Hollywood star and UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie says that almost every female refugee is a survivor of or witness to sexual violence including rape.

November 3, 2017
November 3, 2017

UNHCR for ensuring security in Rakhine to repatriate Rohingyas

The Commissioner of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi lays emphasis on ensuring security, establishing human rights and rule of law for repatriation of the displaced Rohingya people in Rakhine state of Myanmar.

October 20, 2017
October 20, 2017

UNHCR seeks timely, generous supports for Rohingyas

The UNHCR hopes that donors will come with their generous supports at the pledging conference to be held in Geneva on October 23 to help Rohingyas living in Bangladesh.

October 15, 2017
October 15, 2017

UNHCR collecting Rohingya data

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has been working with the Bangladesh government to collect data on the estimated 5,36,000 forcibly displaced Rohingyas of Rakhine state of Myanmar and their needs.

September 18, 2017
September 18, 2017

Rohingya registration without UNHCR involvement may cause trouble

As Bangladesh government did not involve the UNHCR in collecting biometric data of the Rohingyas fleeing Myanmar, it can create complexities for them while returning to their own country, Ain O Salish Kendra (ASK) has said.

September 9, 2017
September 9, 2017

Global outcry grows louder

International outcry over the atrocities against Rohingyas is growing with politicians, rights activists and Nobel laureates castigating the Myanmar government, as an estimated 2,70,000 of the persecuted community have sought refuge in Bangladesh over the past two weeks.

August 29, 2017
August 29, 2017

Rohingya influx: UNHCR urges Bangladesh to open border

In light of the dramatic worsening of the situation in Myanmar's Rakhine state, the UN Refugee Agency communicates to Bangladesh government its readiness to support Bangladesh in helping the Rohingya refugees flee across the border.

March 25, 2017
March 25, 2017

UNHRC to probe crimes against Rohingyas

The top United Nations human rights body agrees to send an international fact-finding mission to investigate widespread allegations of killings, rape and torture by security forces against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar's Rakhine state.