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UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations and partners have stepped up response to Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic in Myanmar Rohingya refugee camps in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, following the first confirmed case there, a UN spokesman said on Saturday (May 16).
DHAKA: The first coronavirus case has been confirmed in the crowded camps for Rohingya refugees in southern Bangladesh, where more than 1 million refugees are sheltered. The person from the Rohingya community and a local person who lives in the Cox's Bazar district who also tested positive have been isolated.
UNITED NATIONS,: Humanitarian agencies of the United Nations and their partners have launched an emergency air-bridge from Kuala Lumpur to Yangon to ferry in supplies to fight the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, a UN spokesman said on Tuesday (May 12).
WASHINGTON (AFP): The UN Security Council will hold a videoconference to discuss the escalation of violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state and the effect of the coronavirus pandemic in the country, diplomatic sources said on Monday (May 11).
DhHAKA: Dozens of Rohingya refugees stranded at sea for weeks have been relocated to a controversial flood-prone island in the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh officials said on Monday (May 4).
UNITED NATIONS: Displaced women and girls are facing a heightened risk of gender-based violence during the coronavirus crisis, the UN Refugee Agency said Monday (April 20). The UNHCR said they may be forced into "survival sex" or child marriages.
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters): The UN refugee agency and Rohingya community leaders in Malaysia are stepping up efforts to get refugees who attended a gathering to come forward for Covid-19 checks, after cases linked to the event jumped across South-East Asia.
ISLAMABAD: United Nations chief Antonio Guterres in a four-day visit to Islamabad announced that he is worried by underlining his fears about tensions between Pakistan and India over the disputed Kashmir region.
ATHENS (Reuters) - At least twelve people drowned when their boat sank off an island in western Greece on Saturday, Greek authorities said, marking the deadliest toll in months in Greece's migrant crisis.