UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, today called for renewed support and solutions for the displaced and stateless Rohingya communities both within and outside Myanmar.
“The international community must not only maintain support for refugees and their host communities, but also adapt to critical needs and expand the search for solutions,” said UNHCR marking the three years of latest exodus of Rohingya who fled Myanmar and sought sanctuary in Bangladesh from August 2017 onwards.
Saying that the COVID-19 pandemic has added additional complexities, an UNHCR statement said Bangladesh has demonstrated a profound humanitarian commitment to Rohingyas.
Bangladesh has ensured Rohingyas’ protection and extended life-saving humanitarian support, and now hosts nine out of ten Rohingya refugees registered in the Asia-Pacific region, the UNHCR said.
“This generosity must be acknowledged through continued investment in both Rohingya refugees and Bangladeshi host communities,” said the statement.
Ultimately, it said the solution to the plight of the Rohingya lies in Myanmar, and in comprehensively implementing the recommendations of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State, to which Myanmar government has committed.
“Creating conditions that are conducive to the Rohingya people’s safe and sustainable return will require whole of society engagement, resuming and enhancing the dialogue between the Myanmar authorities and Rohingya refugees, as well as other measures that help inspire trust,” said the statement.
Sep 28, 2020Speaking at the UN General Assembly Saturday, Bangladesh’s prime minister reiterated her call for the global community to actively step up to solve the Rohingya issue and the crisis it has caused in Bangladesh. “More than three years have been passed but not a single Rohingya could be repatriated. The Rohingya crisis was created by […]
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