Tag: Bangladesh

Pre-monsoon rains pour down on Bangladesh, and Rohingya camps are at great risk

Pre-monsoon rains hit Bangladesh on April 19th, a possible foreshadowing of the severe risks that future downpours will have on Rohingya refugee camps. According John McCue, Senior Operations Coordinator for the International Organization for Migration (IOM), these rains signal “the start of what is going to be an incredibly challenging period for the refugees and […]

UN refugee agency urges that Rohingya return to Myanmar should be of own volition

The governments of Bangladesh and Myanmar reached an agreement to negotiate for the Rohingya refugees to return to Myanmar. Adrian Edwards, a spokesperson for the UNHCR, urged that the Rohingyas should be allowed to return voluntary, and under safe conditions. To escape abuse, torture, and mass execution, over 620,000 refugees fled to Bangladesh in the […]