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Myanmar: Refugees

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL3082, tabled on 1 November 2022

To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage Myanmar's neighbours to allow free passage for refugees fleeing the war.

Answered on

15 November 2022

The UK has consistently raised the challenges of regional refugee flows and the importance of full, safe and unhindered humanitarian access at the United Nations Security Council, including in a Council meeting in September. The former Minister for Asia raised the humanitarian assistance challenges in the border areas with Myanmar with Thailand's Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, when she visited Thailand in January.

This financial year the UK has provided £36 million in humanitarian aid to Myanmar for the most vulnerable people including those on the borders with Bangladesh, China, India and Thailand.