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Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 120308, tabled on 19 December 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what long-term plans his Department has to tackle the crisis for the Rohingya people in Myanmar and Bangladesh.

Answered on

8 January 2018

The Government continues to press to ensure full implementation of the UN Security Council Presidential Statement proposed by the UK and secured on 6 November. The UK will continue to lobby Burma and Bangladesh to ensure that Rohingya refugee returns are safe, voluntary and in dignity; support Bangladesh in its generous effort to host the refugees; work with international partners to bring the perpetrators of human rights violations in Rakhine to justice and to press Burma to allow the UN Fact Finding Mission free and unhindered access; encourage the Burmese Government to implement in full the recommendations of the Rakhine Advisory Commission and make Rakhine safe for Rohingya by ending discrimination with immediate effect.

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