Repatriation and relocation programs are likely to be revisited after year-end general elections, a top Bangladeshi official says.
The UNHCR announced in June that refugee protection for the Chin community in Malaysia would be gradually phased out, stating that their homeland in Myanmar was safe for return.
Some 2,000 residents of 7 villages sheltering in monasteries, churches as RCSS, SSPP fight over territory
Many fear PM Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist govt is about to act on its stated position – that it wants to deport all Rohingya Muslims from the country.
Many stateless people in Thailand are from areas where boundaries between its four neighboring countries have changed, or who have crossed the border for work or a better life.
Humanitarians are trying innovative projects to counter rumors and to let refugees know how to access healthcare and bolster their shelters against storms.
The Myanmar govt said repatriation of some 3,000 Rohingya refugees would begin in hopes of alleviating international pressure.
Though Myanmar says it is ready to take back the Rohingya, the continued outflow of refugees underlines the lack of progress in addressing the crisis.
The UN is preparing to send teams of experts into Rakhine State to begin work aimed at eventually repatriating Rohingya Muslims who fled violence last year.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called for more international pressure on Myanmar to create conditions safe for the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims.
Trapped in "prison-like" tents in Bangladesh's refugee camps because of fears they will be trafficked or harassed, Rohingya girls dream of going to school, aid agencies say.
Process will be led by UEHRD, he says; Arakan National Party calls for greater disclosure.
Passengers taken to camp in Maungdaw after vessel damaged by high winds; point of departure unclear
Stateless Rohingya must be recognized as citizens of Myanmar and given identity documents so they can safely stay in the country instead of fleeing abroad, said a Rohingya lawyer
Safety and "identity" need to be in place for Rohingya refugees who return to Myanmar, the UN chief in Myanmar said, as Myanmar and UN agencies signed an outline deal on returns