Rohingya Refugee Crisis

29 Nov, 2017 | jostevenslabour | No Comments

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 of sexual violence and torture and many have witnessed the murder and rape of members of their family by the Burmese military as they have fled. Their homes and villages have been destroyed by the military. Yesterday I spoke in a debate about the crisis. We were limited to 3 minutes so I didn’t have enough time to say everything I wanted to.

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