The United Nations Special Rapporteur, Tom Andrews who is working on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, has visited Bangladesh today.
Andrews said, “The world must not forget the roughly one million Rohingya from Myanmar forced to run for their lives from the military’s genocidal attack against them. The Rohingya want nothing more than to return to their homes in Myanmar when conditions allow for their safe, dignified and sustainable return.”
During his trip, he will visit Dhaka, the Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, and the island of Bhasan Char – where many Rohingya have been relocated. Andrews will meet representatives of the Government, as well as UN officials, representatives of civil society organisations and – most importantly – members of the Rohingya community. Mr Andrews trip will end on 19th December with a press conference to share his preliminary observations with the media. It will take place at 1400h local time on 19th December 2021 at the Westin Hotel, Dhaka.
The Special Rapporteur’s findings will form part of his update presented to the UN Human Rights Council in March 2022.