Rights / Gender
New York: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres visited Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh on Monday, declaring that “nothing could have prepared me for the scale of the crisis and extent of suffering” he witnessed there. more
UN chief applauds Bangladesh for ‘opening borders’ to Rohingya refugees in need

New York: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has applauded Bangladesh for giving a safe haven to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees driven from their homes i ...

UN mobilizes in Rohingya camps to support babies born of rape; young mothers face stigma

New York: Despite challenges brought on by the arrival of the monsoon season this month, United Nations agencies in Bangladesh continue to support nearly one million Rohingya refugees, in ...

Rohingya refugee shelters ‘washed away’ in Bangladesh monsoon rains: UN agency

New York: Two days of heavy monsoon rains have caused severe structural damage to camps in Bangladesh hosting one million Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, the International Organization fo ...

Bangladesh ‘drug-offender’ killings must stop, says UN human rights chief

New York: The alleged extra-judicial killing of suspected drug offenders must be “immediately halted” and their perpetrators brought to justice, UN human rights chief Zeid Ra& ...

1971 Bangladesh Liberation War slaughter one of the most abhorrent human rights transgressions in the world: EFSAS

Amsterdam: European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS) has said that the slaughter which took place during the 1971 Liberation War in Bangladesh stands out as one of the most ' ...

Conditions ‘not yet conducive’ for Rohingya refugee to return home to Myanmar – UN agency

New York: The United Nations refugee agency and the Government of Bangladesh on Friday signed a cooperation agreement on the safe, dignified return of Rohingya refugees to their homes in ...

Ahead of monsoon season, UN supports Bangladesh’s efforts to protect Rohingya camps from flooding

New York, Feb 3 (JEN): The United Nations refugee agency and its partners are ramping up to assist Bangladesh’s efforts to mitigate some expected impacts of the upcoming monsoon sea ...

Conditions in Myanmar not yet suitable for Rohingya refugees to return safely – UN agency

New York, Jan 24 (JEN): The necessary safeguards for Rohingyas to return to Myanmar are absent, and there are ongoing restrictions on access for aid agencies, the media and other independ ...

Rohingya children trapped in 'appalling' conditions in Myanmar's Rakhine state – UNICEF

New York, Jan 10 (JEN): While the eyes of the world are on Myanmar's northern Rakhine and Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, more than 60,000 Rohingya children remain nearly forgotten, tra ...