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  1. UK Government matches another £5 million of donations for coronavirus appeal after huge public response

    Funds raised by the DEC appeal will support the work of the 14 leading UK charities, who are helping to stop the spread of the virus and saving lives in refugee camps.

  2. UK International Development Secretary gives strong commitment to help Bangladesh and Rohingya through the coronavirus crisis

    The Rt Hon Anne-Marie Trevelyan saw today how UK aid is working with the Government of Bangladesh to tackle coronavirus in the country.

  3. Finding solutions to global displacement

    Statement by Ambassador Jonathan Allen, UK Charge d' Affaires to the UN, at the Security Council briefing by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees

  4. Three further flights to bring hundreds of British travellers home from Bangladesh

    The government has announced 3 further charter flights from Bangladesh, bringing more than 900 British travellers home to the UK.

  5. 20,000 stranded Brits returning to the UK from South Asia on UK charter flights

    More than 20,000 British travellers, on 83 Government charter flights, will return to the UK from across South Asia by 7 May.

  6. UK announces 5 more flights from Bangladesh to bring home over a thousand Brits

    An additional 5 charter flights will bring home more than 1,250 British travellers to the UK from Bangladesh.

  7. First charter flight departed from Bangladesh to bring British travellers home

    The charter flights departed for London from Dhaka carrying 264 British travellers.

  8. Bangladesh charter flights to return stranded Brits

    UK announces 4 charter flights from Bangladesh to take home British travellers.

  9. UK leads global fight to prevent second wave of coronavirus

    Today's announcement of support to UK charities and international organisations will make the UK one of the biggest donors to the global response

  10. Lord Ahmad addresses 43rd Session of the UN Human Rights Council

    At the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Minister Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon explained how the UK prioritises promoting and protecting human rights.

  11. UK and Bangladesh launch Climate Action towards COP26 and beyond

    British High Commission in Bangladesh led a discussion to convey the UK’s ambition for this year’s COP26 and its growing collaboration with Bangladesh.

  12. British medics in Samoa among the humanitarian heroes of 2019

    UK aid workers have helped millions of people around the world this year.

  13. UK statement at the Global Refugee Forum

    The UK's Ambassador to the UN in Geneva, Julian Braithwaite, delivers a statement to the first-ever Global Refugee Forum.

  14. Addition of card and online payment for Bangladesh visa customers

    UK Visas and Immigration have today announced plans to make the UK visa process for Bangladeshis safer, more modern and more efficient by introducing the option to use card and online transactions to pay for a UK visa applic…

  15. International Development Minister announces new UK aid to support 1.2 million people living in Cox’s Bazar

    Baroness Sugg pledges new UK aid for Rohingya refugees and vulnerable Bangladeshi host families during a visit to the region.

  16. New UK aid underlines “continued commitment” to the Rohingya people

    Ensuring thousands of Rohingya refugees have access to food, clean water and healthcare, as well as providing increased support for women and girls.

  17. UK announces extra £87 million funding for Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh

    The UK is making available an additional £87 million for sustaining the Rohingya refugee operation in Cox’s Bazar, lifting our contribution from the start of the crisis in August 2017 to a total of £226 million.

  18. UN Human Rights Council 42: UK General Debate statement under Item 2

    UK's International Ambassador for Human Rights, Rita French asked the Council to address UK concerns on human rights violations in Cameron, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Philippines, Hong Kong and Bahrain.

  19. Bangladesh: UK government’s prestigious Chevening Scholarships applications for 2020/21 now open

    Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals with demonstrable leadership potential who also have strong academic backgrounds.

  20. British High Commission in Bangladesh places digital messaging boards at Dhaka and Sylhet airport

    The boards will display essential information on the UK’s consular assistance for British nationals, emergency helpline 999, and useful advice for British nationals who are travelling to Bangladesh.