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UN chief: Rohingyas want justice

  • Published at 01:18 pm July 2nd, 2018
  • Last updated at 05:21 pm July 2nd, 2018
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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres talking to the Rohingya refugees, at the refugee camp in Cox's Bazar on Monday, July 2, 2018 Taken from Antonio Guterres's Twitter account

More than 700,000 Rohingya have taken shelter in Bangladesh after fleeing the violence that erupted in Myanmar on August 25, 2017

United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said the Rohingyas, who have taken shelter in Bangladesh, want justice and a safe return to Myanmar.

"They want justice and a safe return home," the UN chief tweeted from the Rohingya camps on Monday, where they arrived around 11am at the Kutupalong camp in Ukhiya.

Guterres heard unimaginable accounts of killing and rape from Rohingya refugees who recently fled Myanmar.

The UN chief and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim arrived in Cox’s Bazar around 8:45am to visit the Rohingya camps.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, and Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali, among others, are accompanying them in the visit.


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The visit will highlight the generosity of Bangladesh in hosting the Rohingyas, as well as the need for the international community to do more.

They will review the situation of the newly arrived Rohingyas in Bangladesh, and assess progress towards a safe, voluntary and dignified return of refugees, in line with international standards, according to UN officials.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres at the Cox's Bazar Rohingya Refugee camp Abdul Aziz

The visit also aims to lay the groundwork for further dialogue with the government of Bangladesh on medium-term planning for the refugee situation and to reiterate the UN and the World Bank's support for finding comprehensive solutions to the situation of the Rohingya people, the UN said.

A number of high-profile visits to Bangladesh, including that of United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, indicate that Myanmar is under “another spell of pressure” from the international community over the Rohingya issue, according to experts.


Also Read- UN, WB, UNHCR chiefs in Cox's Bazar to meet Rohingyas


International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) President Peter Maurer, who is also in Bangladesh, visited the Rohingya camps on Sunday.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, after arriving in Cox's Bazar  Abdul Aziz

UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar Yanghee Lee is now visiting Bangladesh.

More than 700,000 Rohingya have taken shelter in Bangladesh after fleeing the violence that erupted in Myanmar on August 25, 2017. 

Following the influx, Cox’s Bazar has turned into the world's largest and fastest growing refugee camp. The makeshift settlements are putting pressure on the environment, existing infrastructure, and social services that were already constrained.

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