World Refugee 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.

June 20, 2022
June 20, 2022

Stateless refugees and the calculus of human worth

There’s a whole calculus about good refugees and bad refugees, and how many of which must be welcomed where.

June 20, 2022
June 20, 2022

Confronting genocidal regime and global apathy: The Rohingya perspective

“We have been victims of genocide for decades and acknowledged as the most persecuted minority, yet the world has cared little about our legitimate rights and claims. It is time we took charge of our own destiny.”

June 19, 2022
June 19, 2022

“Let’s go home; let’s go to Myanmar”: Rohingya rally tells world

Thousands of Rohingyas today (June 19, 2022) held a peaceful rally in Ukhia of Cox’s Bazar – to tell the world that they want to go back to their homeland Myanmar, a day before World Refugee Day.

June 17, 2022
June 17, 2022

37 million children displaced, highest since World War 2: Unicef

Conflict, violence and other crises left a record 36.5 million children displaced from their homes at the end of 2021, the highest number recorded since World War 2.

June 20, 2019
June 20, 2019

Left in the lurch

With the Rohingya repatriation nowhere in sight, their leaders say they feel ignored both by the international community and the Bangladesh government in the process of making decisions about their fate.

June 20, 2018
June 20, 2018

Rohingya case, a litmus test for the world community

CR Abrar, Professor of International Relations at the University of Dhaka, talks to Eresh Omar Jamal about Myanmar's genocidal campaign against the Rohingyas and the international community's unfortunate but overwhelming silence in response.

June 20, 2018
June 20, 2018

An opportunity to reflect on the suffering of the displaced

Tragically, more than 68 million people worldwide have been forced from their homes and are in need of generous hearts to help them through challenging times. Today is World Refugee Day, which provides an opportunity to reflect on the suffering of displaced people and what we can do to provide them safety as well as to prevent future displacement. On this year's World Refugee Day, Bangladesh stands out as a beacon of hope and inspiration.

June 20, 2018
June 20, 2018

World Refugee Day Today: Rohingyas in need of int'l protection: UN

The Rohingyas, the third largest refugee group in the world last year, are now in critical need of international protection as their condition is worse than the others, the UN Refugee Agency has said.

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 responsibility for refugees.