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Rohingya refugee crisis: UN Humanitarian top officials to visit Bangladesh

Rohingya refugee crisis: UN Humanitarian top officials to visit Bangladesh

United Nation, Apr 23 (UNI) Three top United Nations officials will visit Bangladesh later this week, to highlight the need for supporting the humanitarian needs of almost a million Rohingya refugees now living in the country.

The UN announced the visit of High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Filippo Grandi; the Director General of the migration agency, IOM, António Vitorino; and the UN relief chief, Mark Lowcock, head of OCHA, in a statement released on Monday.

In the capital Dhaka, the delegation will hold talks with senior government officials, and then travel to Cox’s Bazar to meet with refugees, assess preparations underway ahead of the monsoon season and visit UN support projects.

The aim of the visit is to highlight the need to continue strong international support, while solutions can be found for the safe, dignified return of Rohingyas to Myanmar.

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Brazil: Clean-up on beaches affected by oil spill

20 Oct 2019 | 4:37 PM

Sao Paulo, Oct 20 (UNI) Thousands of people have taken part in a huge clean-up operation to remove oil and tar from beaches along Brazil's north-eastern coast, says a BBC News report.

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Guterres 'closely following' Mozambique election dispute

Guterres 'closely following' Mozambique election dispute

20 Oct 2019 | 3:50 PM

United Nations, Oct 20 (UNI) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said he had been "closely following developments" related to the 15 October general elections in Mozambique.

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UN Chief condemns Afghanistan killings

UN Chief condemns Afghanistan killings

20 Oct 2019 | 3:43 PM

United Nations, Oct 20 (UNI) The attack on a mosque in Nangarhar province, eastern Afghanistan, which resulted in scores of civilians being killed, and dozens more injured, has been strongly condemned by UN chief António Guterres.

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'Farm slave’ rescue highlights human trafficking in Ukraine

'Farm slave’ rescue highlights human trafficking in Ukraine

20 Oct 2019 | 3:41 PM

United Nations, Oct 20 (UNI) The UN migration agency, IOM, is warning of the dangers posed by human traffickers in Ukraine, who prey on jobless people in order to turn them into modern-day slaves.

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Anti-Semitism toxic to democracy, UN expert warns

Anti-Semitism toxic to democracy, UN expert warns

20 Oct 2019 | 3:41 PM

United Nations, Oct 20 (UNI) To counter anti-Semitism, which is “toxic to democracy” and poses “a threat to all societies if left unaddressed”, countries must invest more in education, the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief has warned, speaking at UN headquarters in New York.

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