On Thursday (September 22) during addressing a high-level side event on the Rohingya issue in New York, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina called on the United Nations to take specific steps for sustainable Rohingya repatriation.
“The international community’s attention is gradually shifting towards Myanmar’s new global and internal conflicts. Which is delaying Rohingya repatriation,” she said this by emphasizing that the UN and international partners need to take concrete steps and projects to create an enabling environment for the sustainable repatriation of the Rohingya.
The PM also called on the international community to support the Rohingya politically and financially, including supporting Gambia at the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, and the ICJ, in order to strengthen the fight against human rights violations in Myanmar and the application of international law for a permanent solution to the Rohingya crisis.
She said, “massive efforts should be taken to fully implement the recommendations of the Kofi Annan Advisory Commission on Rakhine State, including facilitating the path to citizenship for the Rohingyas.”
The Prime Minister said the world is now witnessing new conflicts arising around the globe, and unfortunately attention is gradually shifting from the Rohingya crisis – both in finding its political solution and in meeting the growing humanitarian needs.
She added that as of August 2022, only 48% of the USD $881 million appealed under JPR 2022 has been funded. At the same time, we are deeply concerned about the adverse impact of the recent internal conflict in Myanmar. as this may further hinder their chances of initiating repatriation.