More than 720,000 Rohingya children, women and men have fled violence that erupted in Myanmar on August 25, 2017. They remain in need of solutions a year on.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling on the international community to step up its support for some 900,000 stateless Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.
Chakmarkul is one of the smaller Rohingya settlements in Bangladesh, housing around 13,000 Rohingya refugees. But it is also one of the most risky due to its hilly topography and low-lying areas, making people here highly vulnerable to both landslides and flooding.
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.