The first five solar-powered safe water systems in Cox’s Bazar refugee settlements are now delivering at their full capacity.
In its annual Global Trends report, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, said 68.5 million people were displaced as of the end of 2017 — a record high.
UNHCR Canada, is joining forces with Mohamad Fakih, President and CEO of Paramount Fine Foods, to raise funds for Rohingya refugees.
UNHCR is rushing additional aid to Bangladesh where the first monsoon rains have been affecting Cox’s Bazar district and the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees there.
Rohingya widows who head refugee families in Bangladesh struggle with concerns about food, shelter and the welfare of the next generation.
Bangladesh, UNHCR agree on voluntary returns framework when Rohingya refugees decide conditions are right
UNHCR and the Government of Bangladesh have finalized a Memorandum of Understanding relating to voluntary returns of Rohingya refugees once conditions in Myanmar are conducive.
Their few belongings packed into rice sacks, Momena Begum and her husband Mohammad Harez squat on a damp plot of sand just above the waterline, waiting to move to a shelter on higher ground.
Canadian Louise Aubin has been with UNHCR for over 20 years and is leading UNHCR’s emergency response in Bangladesh where the organization is providing aid to more than 600,000 Rohingya refugees.
Since August 25, 2017, more than 600,000 Rohingya refugees—most of whom are women and children—have fled to violence in Myanmar. UNHCR has been helping Rohingya refugees for many years in Bangladesh where the majority of have arrived and continues to supply life-saving aid.
“In this time of unprecedented need, many governments capable of being champions are instead turning their backs on their international obligation to assist refugees,” writes UNHCR Canada representative Jean-Nicolas Beuze.