UNHCR calls for lasting solutions of Rohingya crisis

UNHCR, the refugee agency of the United Nations, called for renewed assistance today and solutions for the relocated 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,” stated UNHCR marking the three years of the latest journey of Rohingya who fled Myanmar and sought sanctuary in Bangladesh from August 2017 onwards.

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Saying that the New Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has added supplementary complexities, a UNHCR statement stated Bangladesh has shown a profound humanitarian commitment to Rohingyas.

Bangladesh has secured Rohingyas’ security and extended life-saving humanitarian assistance, and now hosts nine out of ten Rohingya refugees registered in the Asia-Pacific region, the UNHCR declared.

“This generosity must be acknowledged through continued investment in both Rohingya refugees and Bangladeshi host communities,” stated the statement.

Rohingya communities consider that up to three-quarters of the Rohingya people are today living outside Myanmar while UNHCR and the Bangladesh government have individually registered over 860,000 Rohingya refugees in the refugee settlements in Cox’s Bazar.

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