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    Myanmar Rohingya must return as citizens: UNHCR chief

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 12:59am on November 03, 2017

    Myanmar must grant citizenship to the Rohingya to allow hundreds of thousands of people from the Muslim minority to return to Rakhine state from where...

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    UN calls safe, voluntary repatriation of Rohingyas  

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:44am on November 03, 2017

    United Nations assistant high commissioner for refugees (protection) Volker Turk has urged Myanmar government to ensure a safe environment and the protection of all communities...

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    UN urged to put pressure on Myanmar

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on October 23, 2017

    The Communist Party of Bangladesh, Socialist Party of Bangladesh and Democratic Left Alliance on Sunday offered a memorandum to the secretary general of United Nations...

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    Relief works hard hit by poor int’l aid response

    Mohiuddin Alamgir | Updated at 12:05am on October 20, 2017

    Thousands of Rohingyas entering Bangladesh to flee violence in Myanmar continued half-starving in shanties with poor sanitation and medical facilities because of poor international response...

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    China, Russia’s role important in resolving Rohingya crisis: EU

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:22am on October 19, 2017

    European Union ambassador in Dhaka Rensje Teerink on Wednesday said the role of China and Russia is very important in finding a solution to Rohingya...

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    No progress on aid, refugee return in UN-Myanmar talks

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 12:19am on October 19, 2017

    A senior UN official on Tuesday returned empty-handed from five days of talks in Myanmar where he appealed for the safe return of Muslim Rohingyas...

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    UNESCO to pick new chief after US walkout

    Reuters . Paris | Updated at 12:05am on October 14, 2017

    The United Nations’ cultural agency will elect a new chief on Friday, seeking someone who can revive UNESCO’s fortunes after the United States and Israel...

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    UN recalls top official in Myanmar Renata

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:58am on October 12, 2017

    The United Nations has announced that its top official in Myanmar is being recalled to headquarters in New York. Renata Lok-Dessallien was the focus of...

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    UN agencies seek more funds to cope with Rohingya exodus

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:28am on October 08, 2017

    United Nations agencies are seeking more funds to cope with the mass exodus of people fleeing violence in Myanmar to Bangladesh, which the top UN...

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    Renata should face probe: experts

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:31am on October 08, 2017

    Role of UN resident coordinator in Myanmar Renata Lok-Dessallien in keeping Rohingya crisis in a low key in the UN system over the years should...