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Monsoons could result in 'enormous deaths' among Rohingya refugees: Advisers
A group of international advisers has warned that the coming monsoon season could result in “enormous deaths” among persecuted Rohingya refugees from Myanmar living in overcrowded refugee camps in neighboring Bangladesh.
UNHCR concerned about safety of 56 Rohingya refugees in stormy seas
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says it is worried about the fate of 56 Rohingya refugees sailing on a Malaysia-bound boat in stormy waters off Thailand, as indications suggest that overcrowded refugee camps in Bangladesh may prompt more Rohingya Muslims to embark on similar journeys across the Andaman Sea.
UN launches $1 billion appeal for Rohingya refugees in 2018
The United Nations has launched an appeal for nearly one billion dollar to meet the urgent needs of Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh, stressing the importance of establishing conditions for securing the safe return of those displaced.
23 missing refugees likely dead off Libyan coast: IOM
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) says 21 refugees are unaccounted for and probably drowned as a wooden boat set sail from Libya towards Italy and had to be rescued.
Bangladesh accelerates plan to put Rohingya refugees on isolated island
The government in Bangladesh is rapidly pushing a controversial plan to relocate some 100,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar to an isolated and flood-prone island in the Bay of Bengal, where they may be stranded forever.
Libya rescues 441 refugees off western coast
Libya's coastguard rescued 441 refugees in two separate operations as their boats drifted off the western coast, the navy and a doctor said on Tuesday.
25 Ethiopian refugees missing after forced into Yemen sea
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) says 25 Ethiopian refugees have gone missing after being forced into the sea as they approached the coast of Yemen.
Myanmar to repatriate 750,000 Rohingya refugees
Myanmar will take back 750,000 Rohingya Muslims who have taken refuge in Bangladesh in the next two years, the Bangladeshi ambassador to Turkey said Tuesday.
Growing number of refugees, asylum seekers falling into poverty in Britain
The number of refugees and asylum seekers living in food poverty in Britain has soared by 20 percent in a year, as thousands are left destitute even after being granted protection in the UK, The Independent can reveal.
US lifts ban on refugees from 11 countries, but adds they will face scrutiny
The United States has resumed taking in refugees from what it calls 11 high-risk countries, adding however that refugees will face tougher scrutiny than in the past.
US reneges on pledge to pay $45 million for Palestinians refugees
The United States has reneged on a pledge to contribute $45 million to a United Nations agency tasked with providing services for Palestinian refugees, adding to cutbacks announced earlier this week.
Rohingya refugees safety must be ensured upon return: UN
The United Nations refugee agency says Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh should be consulted and ensured of their safety before they are repatriated to Myanmar’s Rakhine state.
Myanmar says building camp for 30,000 Rohingya refugees
Myanmar is building a camp to temporarily house 30,000 Rohingya Muslims targeted for repatriation after fleeing violence in Rakhine state, state media reported on Monday, as Myanmar and Bangladesh meet to discuss how to implement a repatriation deal.
Eight people die and 86 rescued from sinking dinghy off Libya
At least eight people died and 86 others were rescued after a rubber dinghy starting sinking in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya, according to the Italian coast guard, which said a search was continuing to find any more survivors.
Bangladesh to repatriate 1st group of Rohingya Muslim refugees
Bangladesh has prepared for the repatriation of 100,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees to Myanmar under an agreement between the two countries.

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