May 8, 2018

The Impact of Monsoon Season on the Rohingya

This afternoon I held a debate in Westminster Hall on the impact of the monsoon season on the Rohingya refugees who, having fled violence and persecution in Burma, are living in camps across the border in Bangladesh. Monsoon season is fast approaching and the area of Bangladesh which is home to the refugee camps is particularly prone to flooding and …

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February 21, 2018

Joint Letter to the Foreign Secretary RE Myanmar Military and the ICC

Along with over 100 of my Parliamentary colleagues, I have co-signed a letter to Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson calling for the referral of the Myanmar military to the International Criminal Court for their actions against the Rohingya. The appalling ‘security operations’ against the Rohingya have been described as ethnic cleansing and possibly genocide by OHCHR. I’ve previously raised it in Parliamentary debates, …

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January 20, 2018

Rohingya Refugee Crisis – Asking for a Debate in Parliament

The Rohingya refugee crisis continues in Bangladesh, with Rohingya people fleeing a genocide at the hands of the Burmese military. Bangladeshi authorities are working hard to support as many refugees as they can, but are reliant on international aid contributions such as those made by the UK. Cathays Labour Councillor Ali Ahmed, along with colleagues from the Cardiff Bangladesh Association, …

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November 29, 2017

Rohingya Refugee Crisis

Earlier this month I visited the Rohingya refugee camp in Kutupalong, Bangladesh as part of a fact finding visit with the UNHCR and a small number of MPs. Nearly 1 million Rohingya people have fled Rakhine Provine in Myanmar (Burma). Since 25th August 2017, over 600,000 people, mainly women and children have arrived in the refugee camps. Many are victims …

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September 15, 2017

Letter to Foreign Secretary on Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

I have written to the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, along with 156 parliamentarians led by my Labour colleague Rushanara Ali MP, calling for government action to help end the appalling violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.   The letter is below.   Rt. Hon Boris Johnson MP, Foreign Secretary, Foreign Commonwealth Office, Kings Charles Street, London, SW1A 2AH   6th September …

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