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Myanmar: Rohingya

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL4952, tabled on 14 December 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the international community, specifically the UN Security Council, to secure justice for the Rohingyas subjected to human rights violations in Myanmar.

Answered on

23 December 2021

The coup has exacerbated the situation for the Rohingya who remain in Rakhine state, increasing the risk of further atrocities. We are monitoring political and security developments closely, to ensure continued access to and protection of the Rohingya and other vulnerable and conflict-affected groups. In Rakhine state the UK has provided over £44m to all communities since 2017, including over £25m for the Rohingya for support such as nutrition and health.

The UK secured UN Security Council Press Statements on 11 March and 10 November 2021, that expressed concern over the coup's impact on the Rohingya people and the prospect of voluntary, safe and dignified return to Myanmar. I [Lord Ahmad], also raised these issues with Bangladesh State Minister Shahriah Alam on 18th February.