“Rohingya Camp A Humanitarian And Human Rights Nightmare,” Says UN Secretary General
UN Chief Antonio Guterres on Monday said that he heard “unimaginable tales of killing and rape” from Rohingya refugees seeking shelter in Cox’s Bazar District in Bangladesh.Rohingya refugees have fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh due to discrimination leading to such atrocities since last August, referred to as “textbook case of ethnic cleansing.”
With upcoming monsoon as many as 200,000 camps needs to be relocated as it threatens their safety. “They want justice and a safe return home,” tweeted the UN Chief.“It is impossible to visit these camps with breaking our heart,” said Guterres. He further described the situation as “a humanitarian and human rights nightmare.”
Guterres accompanied by the head of the World Bank, Jim Yong-Kim met Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina and assured her of UN’s continuous support for Rohingya. He also praised the Bangladesh’s government for being generous towards refugees.