UNHCR, the UN Refugee Company, is looking for renewed assist and options for displaced and stateless Rohingya communities each inside and outdoors of Myanmar at this time.
Three years on from the newest exodus of Rohingya refugees who fled Myanmar and sought sanctuary in Bangladesh from August 2017 onwards, challenges persist and proceed to evolve. The COVID-19 pandemic has added extra complexities. The worldwide group should not solely preserve assist for refugees and their host communities, however adapt to essential wants and develop the seek for options.
Rohingya communities estimate that as much as three-quarters of the Rohingya individuals are at this time residing exterior of Myanmar. UNHCR and the Authorities of Bangladesh have individually registered over 860,000 Rohingya refugees within the refugee settlements in Cox’s Bazar. Bangladesh has demonstrated a profound humanitarian dedication to Rohingya refugees. It has ensured their safety and prolonged life-saving humanitarian assist, and now hosts 9 out of ten Rohingya refugees registered within the Asia-Pacific area. This generosity have to be acknowledged by continued funding in each Rohingya refugees and Bangladeshi host communities.
In the end, the answer to the plight of the Rohingya lies in Myanmar, and in comprehensively implementing the suggestions of the Advisory Fee on Rakhine State, to which the Authorities of Myanmar has dedicated.
Creating situations which are conducive to the Rohingya individuals’s secure and sustainable return would require entire of society engagement, resuming and enhancing the dialogue between the Myanmar authorities and Rohingya refugees, in addition to different measures that assist encourage belief. These embody lifting restrictions on freedom of motion, reconfirming that internally displaced Rohingya can return to their very own villages and offering a transparent pathway in direction of citizenship.
Outdoors of Myanmar, our collective efforts have to be directed not solely to making sure the dignity and well-being of the Rohingya at this time but additionally on preserving their hopes and enhancing prospects for his or her futures. This implies working in direction of lasting options not solely in Myanmar itself, but additionally by research and work alternatives exterior of nations of asylum, and third-country pathways for these with essentially the most acute vulnerabilities.
The power and resilience of the Rohingya individuals in exile in Bangladesh and elsewhere have shaped the spine of the humanitarian response over the previous three years, and supported the communities internet hosting them in flip. Respecting and recognizing their braveness and capacities means making certain they don't seem to be forgotten because the disaster enters a fourth 12 months.
For extra data on this subject, please contact:
- In Cox’s Bazar, Louise Donovan, [email protected], +880 18 4732 7279
- In Myanmar, Aoife Mc Donnell, [email protected], +959 403 487572
- In Bangkok, Kasita Rochanakorn, [email protected], +66 64 932 0803
- In Bangkok, Catherine Stubberfield, [email protected], +66 65 929 8062
- In Geneva, Andrej Mahecic, [email protected], +41 79 642 97 09
- In New York, Kathryn Mahoney, [email protected], +1 347 443 7646