Amnesty urges long term support for Rohingya refugees


PV International Desk : The Amnesty International has urged donor countries to pledge support for Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar, who have no prospect of returning home any time soon.
More countries, particularly those in South Asia, need to play a much bigger role and share the burden of responsibility, said the rights group said in a statement on Friday.
The call to support the nearly 600,000 new refugees from Myanmar comes before a meeting of high-level representatives at the UN office in Geneva on Monday.
“Bangladesh, a poor country which has shown extraordinary generosity, cannot be left to deal with this situation alone,” said Omar Waraich, deputy South Asia director at Amnesty International.
“The international community must mount a response that addresses both their immediate and long-term needs,” he said.