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21 August, 2019
61 NGOs warn of worsening crisis in Myanmar, call for refugees’ engagement on safe, voluntary returns

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh (21 August 2019)— Nearly 1 million Rohingya are still waiting for justice and a say about their future, two years after being forced from their homes by mass atrocities in Myanmar, and are struggling for safety and dignity in Bangladesh as refugees. In a joint statement released today, 61 local, national and international NGOs working in the two countries...Read more


02 May, 2019
Climate change experts warn of disproportionate impacts and financial burdens on poor countries as Cyclone Fani bears down on India and Bangladesh

MAPUTO/DHAKA (April 30, 2019) — As Cyclone Fani approaches India and Bangladesh, CARE experts have warned that the increased occurrences of disasters in poorer countries is saddling millions of innocent people with the “debt of climate change.” Severe cyclonic storm Fani is expected to result in very heavy rainfall and cause significant destruction in parts of India and...Read more

09 November, 2018
Press Release: 42 NGOs warn that return of refugees to Myanmar now would be dangerous and premature

Humanitarian and civil society agencies working in Rakhine State in Myanmar and in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh are deeply concerned that the repatriation of refugees will commence in mid-November, according to an announcement of the Joint Working Group of the Governments of Bangladesh and Myanmar on 30th October. The Governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh have made assurances to the...Read more

26 August, 2018
CARE calls for voluntary, informed and respectful repatriation of Myanmar refugees

Press Release Bangladesh, August 16, 2018: As refugees from Myanmar complete one year in Bangladesh, their return to Myanmar with safety and dignity still remains a major concern for CARE and other humanitarian organizations. Many, including the refugee population, have already voiced their concerns for not being more involved in the return negotiation process. “CARE calls out to all...Read more


27 April, 2018
100,000 refugees at risk of landslides and flood in Monsoon , warns CARE

April 27, 2018, Bangladesh:  As the pre-monsoon downpours hit Bangladesh, the lives of the Myanmar refugees in Cox’s Bazar are becoming increasingly vulnerable. On 18 April Wednesday, the Cox's Bazar Met office recorded 43 millimeters of rain in the area. The first downpours indicate a major disaster waiting to happen. Field reports tell the brief rainfall last week is already...Read more

09 November, 2018
Press Release: 42 NGOs warn that return of refugees to Myanmar now would be dangerous and premature

Humanitarian and civil society agencies working in Rakhine State in Myanmar and in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh are deeply concerned that the repatriation of refugees will commence in mid-November, according to an announcement of the Joint Working Group of the Governments of Bangladesh and Myanmar on 30th October. The Governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh have made assurances to the...Read more


02 May, 2019
Climate change experts warn of disproportionate impacts and financial burdens on poor countries as Cyclone Fani bears down on India and Bangladesh

MAPUTO/DHAKA (April 30, 2019) — As Cyclone Fani approaches India and Bangladesh, CARE experts have warned that the increased occurrences of disasters in poorer countries is saddling millions of innocent people with the “debt of climate change.” Severe cyclonic storm Fani is expected to result in very heavy rainfall and cause significant destruction in parts of India and...Read more


01 October, 2017
Myanmar Refugee Crisis: Women and Children in Urgent Need of Assistance, Warns CARE

More than 300,000 women and children who have fled from Myanmar to Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh are in urgent need of safe shelter, health services, sanitary facilities and protection, warns the international aid organization CARE. “Our team spoke to dozens of women, and almost all appear traumatized by experiences in the last few weeks and months. Many trekked barefoot for days, through...Read more

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