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Bangladesh: Refugee camp capacity exhausted; thousands in makeshift shelters8 Sep 2017
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Duniya Aslam Khan – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
Rohingya take to the sea in search of safety in Bangladesh8 Sep 2017
An estimated 164,000 men, women and children have fled violence in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state in the past two weeks, many in fishing boats.
Bangladesh: Life-saving assistance needed as Rohingya influx surges5 Sep 2017
UNHCR is gravely concerned about the continuing conflict in Myanmar and by reports that civilians have died trying to seek safety.
Shelter urgently needed for Rohingya fleeing Myanmar violence4 Sep 2017
Officials warn of ‘true crisis’ as an estimated 73,000 Rohingya seek safety in already strained Bangladesh refugee camps.
UNHCR urges open borders for people fleeing violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State29 Aug 2017
As of Sunday it was estimated that some 5,200 people had entered Bangladesh from Myanmar since Thursday.
UN Refugee Chief condemns attack on staff in Mali24 Aug 2017
“Such an attack does not diminish our resolve to continue working to provide protection to those displaced by conflict.”
As Europe refugee and migrant arrivals fall, reports of abuses, deaths persist24 Aug 2017
A newly compiled report by UNHCR shows a decline in the number of refugees and migrants arriving in Europe in the first half of 2017. Despite the fall in arrivals, the likelihood of dying among people seeking to reach Europe is still alarmingly high.
South Sudan refugees in Uganda pass 1 million mark, UNHCR renews call for help21 Aug 2017
UNHCR is reiterating its call to the international community for urgent additional support for the South Sudan refugee situation and Uganda in particular, where the number of refugees from South Sudan has now reached 1 million.
Hope over despair as fighting rages on in Marawi2 Aug 2017
UNHCR Advocate Atom Araullo meets families displaced by the ongoing crisis, and underscores the need to restore their hope and help them rebuild their lives.
UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi renews call for solutions in Myanmar7 Jul 2017
UN High Commissioner Filippo Grandi meets with communities in restive Rakhine state to better understand their needs and challenges.