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Putting humanity first
Posted:Sep 11, 2017
 
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Not only should it make us proud of our fellow Bangladeshis but it should also serve to remind us all of the good that our countrymen are capable of
 
Even when faced with a crisis as daunting as the inflow of Rohingya refugees through the border, Bangladesh has not shied away from doing the right thing.
 
In an interview with the Dhaka Tribune, UNHCR spokesperson Vivian Tan praised Bangladesh for our response to the Rohingya refugee crisis, as ethnic cleansing continues in neighbouring Myanmar.
 
She commended the government for putting politics and other considerations aside in the interest of human rights, but she especially applauded the kindness and cooperation of the numerous host communities near the border, hosting hundreds of thousands of refugees and taking more in as we speak.
 
The helping hand extended by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been remarkable, and nothing short of a humanitarian victory.
 
Not only should it make us proud of our fellow Bangladeshis but it should also serve to remind us all of the good that our countrymen are capable of.
 
At the same time, we are very grateful to the UNHCR for their recognition of the sacrifice that Bangladesh is making for the sake of preserving human rights.
 
But the crisis is clearly not over, and so we implore the international community to do its part to support us in this cause. For this is a cause that we can all get behind.
 
As a developing country, we are in a particularly tight spot with regard to budgetary and resource constraints, so financial assistance is vital for us to sustain our efforts to provide immediate relief.
 
A long-term solution, however, will require the international community to negotiate with Myanmar to change its inhuman policy.
 
 
 
 
 
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