Tag: Rohingya

United Nations Security Council, Briefing on the Situation in Myanmar and the Rohingya Refugee Crisis, Remarks by Cate Blanchett, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador

As delivered. Thank you Mr. President. Distinguished delegates, Mr. Secretary-General, ladies and gentlemen. I am honoured by the opportunity to address the Security Council at this critical juncture. I am not here as an expert. I stand before you only as a witness. As someone who has seen and cannot look away. I went to […]

Pre-monsoon rains pour down on Bangladesh, and Rohingya camps are at great risk

Pre-monsoon rains hit Bangladesh on April 19th, a possible foreshadowing of the severe risks that future downpours will have on Rohingya refugee camps. According John McCue, Senior Operations Coordinator for the International Organization for Migration (IOM), these rains signal “the start of what is going to be an incredibly challenging period for the refugees and […]

UN refugee agency urges that Rohingya return to Myanmar should be of own volition

The governments of Bangladesh and Myanmar reached an agreement to negotiate for the Rohingya refugees to return to Myanmar. Adrian Edwards, a spokesperson for the UNHCR, urged that the Rohingyas should be allowed to return voluntary, and under safe conditions. To escape abuse, torture, and mass execution, over 620,000 refugees fled to Bangladesh in the […]

Rohingya suffered pre-meditated human rights violations

  A new UN report, publicly released on 11 October, details the tactics administered to attack and drive away the Rohingya population in Myanmar. This report was released by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and discusses the human rights violations committed by the Myanmar security forces and groups of […]