The Rohingya have been persecuted for decades. Their largest exodus began in August 2017, after armed attacks forced tens of thousands to flee their homes and seek refugee in Bangladesh.
Learn about the Rohingya refugee emergency through an animated map showing their journey to safety. An estimated 647,000 Rohingya children, women and men have been forced to flee to Bangladesh since August 25, 2017.
Women refugees take up key roles as a community representatives, teachers and even road workers in Bangladesh.
The UN Refugee Agency’s Joung-ah Ghedini-Williams reports from Bangladesh, where an estimated 607,000 Rohingya refugees have fled from Myanmar.
Six Rohingya refugees have tragically died after three days of heavy monsoon rains and strong winds pelted massive refugee sites in Bangladesh on Tuesday, causing flash floods and landslides.
UN Refugee Agency helps thousands of Rohingya refugees move to Kutupalong camp in Bangladesh for better access to humanitarian aid.
Volunteers are at the forefront of a drive to protect residents of the sprawling refugee settlement as the cyclone and monsoon season approaches.
USA for UNHCR CEO and Executive Director Anne-Marie Grey delivers a thank you message to donors from Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh in February.
Approximately 720,000 Rohingya children, women and men have fled to Bangladesh escaping violence in Myanmar since August 25, 2017.
As Cyclone Mahasen approaches the coasts of Myanmar and Bangladesh, more than 35,000 internally displaced people were evacuated.
The UN Refugee Agency is rushing to help Rohingya refugees weatherproof and strengthen shelters as monsoon season looms in Bangladesh.
Lifesaving assistance is needed as an estimated 123,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh in the last month alone.
Desperate, persecuted families continue to arrive by the thousand in Bangladesh. This footage shows the scope of the Rohingya crisis.
Since August 25th, 582,000 Rohingya refugees have been forced from their homes by violence. They undertake difficult journeys to find safety in Bangladesh.
Ayesha, Amina and Rashed lost both parents in Myanmar, and were forced to flee in 2017. They are one of many child-headed households in the Rohingya settlements of southeast Bangladesh.
Anne-Marie Grey, Executive Director and CEO of USA for UNHCR, reflects on her time visiting Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and how they will be impacted by climate change.
The children are singing in one of the 1,700 learning facilities for Rohingya refugee children in Bangladesh. Students receive basic education in math, Burmese, English and, of course, they sing nursery rhymes.
607,000 refugees have fled to Bangladesh since August 25, 2017. Whole families, young mothers and unaccompanied children walk for days through jungles and mountains or brave dangerous voyages across the water.
There’s no better example of the power of community bonds than Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Despite the hardship and trauma endured, they’re relying on each other as they begin to rebuild their lives.
There was little time to plan either the location or construction of emergency shelters when the Rohingya first arrived to Bangladesh. Now the focus is to save lives before the rainy season starts by helping refugees build sturdier structures and, where possible, relocate families to more stable ground.
From the islands of Greece to the shores of Bangladesh to the hills of Colombia, USA for UNHCR donors changed the lives of refugees in 2020. Refugees were forced to flee for their lives, and then came the threat of a global health crisis. But because of incredible kind and caring American donors, refugees had hope. They were able to receive the information and care that they needed to stay safe and limit the spread.
Anna Spindler is the UN Refugee Agency’s Head of Supply Management and Logistics. With her committed and passionate team, Anna ensures that refugees and other people of concern get the blankets, tents and other relief items they need. Last year alone, Anna assisted with humanitarian crises in Bangladesh, Syria, Uganda, Angola and many other countries. This interview demonstrates the critical role donor support plays in Anna’s work.
This is a summary of what was said by Johannes van der Klaauw, UNHCR Representative in Dhaka, Bangladesh at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
Rohingya refugees who lost everything in the massive fire that tore through a camp in southern Bangladesh on Monday prepare to start over, once again.
Cyclone and monsoon season threatens the lives of Rohingya refugees who escaped violence in Myanmar — but you can keep them safe. Your gift will provide tools and materials that will strengthen shelters to withstand the season’s extreme weather.