Ban Ki-moon is a member of "The Elders" group of world leaders founded by Nelson Mandela, which works to promote peace and defuse conflicts.
Human Rights Watch says any return to Myanmar would put the lives and liberty of refugees "at grave risk", adding that the military government is committing massacres across the country.
Initial reports say the group had travelled by boat from western Rakhine state and had planned to travel on to Thailand and then Malaysia by road.
US President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden wish Muslims worldwide "Ramadan Kareem", expressing solidarity with Uighur and Rohingya Muslims "and other Muslim communities facing persecution around the world."
Fire breaks out at camps hosting one of the world's largest refugee settlements and rapidly engulfing at least 2,000 shelters.
The World Food Program says it would reduce the value of its food assistance to $10 per person from $12 starting next month.
At least 348 Rohingya died or went missing at sea in 2022, according to the UNHCR, which is calling for a concerted regional response to the ongoing crisis.
The ship, which carried mostly women and children, is the fifth boat of Rohingya refugees to land in Indonesia since November, according to authorities.
Myanmar's military junta had announced it would free 7,012 prisoners to mark the 75th anniversary of the country gaining independence.
Tanks, missile launchers and armoured cars roll through Naypyidaw to mark 75 years since the country gained independence from Britain.
Nearly 1,000 Rohingya rally in Bangladesh’s refugee camp, demanding a peaceful, dignified return to their home country.
The UN refugee agency will provide Rohingya language translators and counselling to determine if they were from the group of 190 Rohingya who were reported to be drifting in a small boat in the Andaman Sea for a month.
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