Rights / Gender
New York: A failure to remain focused on the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh “would have tragic outcomes” for the nearly one million children, women and men living in Cox’s Bazar, said William Lacy Swing, Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), on Tuesday. more
UN rights expert ‘strongly recommends’ probe by International Criminal Court into ‘decades of crimes’ in Myanmar

New York: The United Nations rights expert on Myanmar is “strongly” recommending that the International Criminal Court (ICC) investigate and prosecute those allegedly responsi ...

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 ...

Myanmar: New UN envoy offers to serve ‘as a bridge’, recognizes ‘positive steps’ over Rakhine state

New York: Focussing on “listening to all sides” the new United Nations Special Envoy on Myanmar praised “recent positive steps” taken by the government and United ...

Myanmar: Amnesty research reveals Rohingya armed group massacred scores of Hindus in Rakhine State

Naypyidaw: A Rohingya armed group brandishing guns and swords is responsible for at least one, and potentially a second, massacre of up to 99 Hindu women, men, and children as well as add ...

Security Council urges conditions that allow safe return of Rohingya refugees

New York: After seeing for themselves the conditions facing Rohingya refugees in the camps of southern Bangladesh as well as homes they fled in Myanmar, Security Council members called on ...

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 ...

Causes of Rohingya refugee crisis originate in Myanmar; solutions must be found there, Security Council told

New York, Feb 14 (JEN): Nearly six months after an outbreak of violence drove almost 700,000 minority Rohingyas from Myanmar to seek safety in Bangladesh, senior United Nations officials ...

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 ...

Safety of Rohingya children must be guaranteed, before return to Myanmar – UNICEF

New York, Jan 26 (JEN): Improved security and unimpeded humanitarian access in Myanmar are essential before Rohingya children can be returned from Bangladesh, a senior official of the Uni ...