UN-led donor conference for urgent humanitarian support for Rohingyas

The United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees will co-host a donor conference on October 22 to promote support for Rohingya refugees and host countries

Oct 15, 2020
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The United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees will co-host a donor conference on October 22 to promote support for Rohingya refugees and host countries.

The conference will be an opportunity for the co-hosts to reiterate that any sustainable solution to this crisis must include the voluntary, safe, dignified, and sustainable return of Rohingya refugees and other displaced people to their homes or to a place of their choosing, according to a joint press statement issued by the US Department of State today.

There is a significant funding gap in the international response to the crisis this year, with contributions to date covering less than half of what is needed, it said.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday renewed her call to the international community, including the US, to help Bangladesh rehabilitate Rohingyas in their homeland of Myanmar.
 
She also put emphasis on immediate repatriation of them and said Myanmar should take their citizens back.

"We want immediate repatriation of the Rohingyas and the world community, including the US, should help rehabilitate them in their homeland of Myanmar," she said.

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