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Rohingya refugees one of fastest growing crises in recent yrs: UNHCR

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The humanitarian situation in parts of Bangladesh sheltering hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees con-tinues to deteriorate, making the crisis one of the fastest growing refugee crises of recent years, according to the United Nations.
"[The crisis is] creating enormous humanitarian needs in an area of Bangladesh already affected by earlier refu-gee influxes, recent floods and not equipped to cope with large numbers of new arrivals," Andrej Mahecic, a spokesperson for the...
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ICRC expresses grave concern over violence in Myanmar

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The ICRC has expressed grave concern over the violence and its effect on all people in the northern areas of Rakhaine in Myanmar as well as in Bangladesh.
It called on all persons involved in the violence to respect the rule of law and not to attack people who are not engaged in...
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PM leaves for NY to join 72nd UNGA

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Dhaka : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves here today for New York to attend the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

The prime minister will leave Dhaka for Abu Dhabi by a Bangladesh Biman flight at 2pm today. On Sunday morning, she will leave Abu Dhabi for New York by...
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Give topmost priority to human rights: PM

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Rajshahi : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday asked the fresh police officers for giving topmost priority to fundamental rights of the people, human rights and establishing rule of law while discharging their professional duties.

"I would like to tell the new police officers to give the...
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UNICEF estimates 400,000 Rohingyas flee to Bangladesh since Aug 25

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COX'S BAZAR : United Nations Children'S Fund (UNICEF) yesterday said their estimate suggests the number of Rohingya refugees who fled home since the outbreak latest spate of violence on August 25 reached 400,000.

"Up to 400,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh since August 25, with...
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