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05 Oct 2018 description
Mistrust, fear of neighbours and a sense of insecurity are prevalent. Communities often live in isolation, lowering prospects for understanding and inter-communal cohesion.
29 Aug 2018 description
The population uprooted by wars and persecution is on the rise worldwide, but the numbers of refugee children enrolled in schools is falling, according to a new report by UNHCR.
10 Aug 2018 description
Since 11 May, an estimated 49,000 refugees have been affected by adverse weather; more than 25,000 by strong winds and storms, another 15,000 by landslides and 5,400 by flooding.
08 Aug 2018 description
The government’s willingness to take the lead in implementing the agreement is critical to creating conditions conducive for voluntary, safe, dignified and sustainable return of the Rohingya.
12 Jul 2018 description
Winds and first heavy rains pound fragile landscape sheltering some 700,000 refugees, triggering landslides that killed one and injured others amid ongoing emergency response.
19 Jun 2018 description
Refugees who have fled their countries accounted for about 37 per cent of this number. This is 2.9 million more than in 2016, also the biggest increase UNHCR has seen in a single year.
24 May 2018 description
Several hundred Rohingya volunteers in settlements across Bangladesh have received training on mental health issues, including basic psychological first aid.
08 May 2018 description
The 12-acre plot is ready to receive shelters, water, hygiene and education facilities. It will provide new homes for nearly 500 families living in high-risk parts of the refugee site.
13 Apr 2018 description
More than 670,000 Rohingya fled violence in Myanmar since last August, joining an estimated 200,000 Rohingya who have sought shelter in Bangladesh, arriving in waves over the past decades.
09 Apr 2018 description
New displacement and re-displacement occurs regularly across northern Myanmar, where clashes have spread out and risen in frequency and intensity since 2016 despite a peace process.
29 Mar 2018 description
The Bangladeshi government, UNHCR and its partners are taking urgent steps to avert a catastrophe by protecting some 100,000 people deemed at greatest risk of flooding and landslides.
16 Mar 2018 description
UN and NGO partners released the 2018 Joint Response Plan, a US$951 million appeal to meet the needs of nearly 900,000 Rohingya refugees and more than 330,000 Bangladeshis.
05 Mar 2018 description
The safety of a group of Rohingya refugees living in a "no man's land" between Myanmar and Bangladesh sparks concern, with reports of orders to vacate the area by the Myanmar authorities.
23 Feb 2018 description
The participating agencies - IOM, UNDP, UNFPA, UNHCR, UNICEF, UN Women and WFP - will provide a range of food and development assistance throughout Rakhine State.
20 Feb 2018 description
Small engineering projects continue in the settlements where UNHCR operates to build bamboo-reinforced footpaths and stairs, raised bridges, and retaining walls for soil stabilization and drainage networks.
13 Feb 2018 description
Filippo Grandi warns that conditions are not yet conducive for voluntary repatriation, and the denial of rights, including the lack of citizenship, must first be addressed.
07 Feb 2018 description
Rohingya refugees carry out household visits, spreading information about hygiene practices and health. They have been trained to spot symptoms of diphtheria, cholera and measles.
02 Feb 2018 description
Findings from a risk analysis of Kutapalong and Balukhali refugee shelters indicate that at least 100,000 refugees could be in grave danger from landslides and floods.
26 Jan 2018 description
As talks intensify over repatriation, refugees have held demonstrations in the past week. Their message is clear: No returns without issues of citizenship, rights and restitution being addressed.
23 Jan 2018 description
Access would allow for assessment of the actual return conditions and the long-term viability of returns, as well as help address the legitimate safety concerns for any potential returnees.