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UN Assistant High Commissioner for Refugees Volker Türk on Wednesday concluded his visit to Myanmar by calling on the government to allow unrestricted humanitarian access to needy communities and the voluntary and dignified return of refugees.
During his meeting with officials, the Assistant High Commissioner urged the Government to ensure a safe environment and protect all communities in Rakhine State. He also called for unrestricted humanitarian access to enable relief organizations to provide life-saving assistance and build confidence among needy communities.
Turk reiterated the right of return for the hundreds of thousands of refugees who had fled from Rakhine State to Bangladesh; he appealed for a safe, voluntary and sustainable return to their places of origin.
Turk welcomed the government's initiative to hold a joint workshop with UNHCR on international standards for voluntary repatriation on 31 October.
The Assistant High Commissioner confirmed UNHCR's readiness to support the Government and hoped that the workshop would be a step towards involving the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the Government's voluntary repatriation plans.
Turk also welcomed the renewal of the Government's commitment to the speedy implementation of the recommendations of the Rakhine State Advisory Committee and said that those recommendations provided an important road map for moving forward.
By |Abeer Al-Madawy
The hate speech is widespread in the country, especially against the Rohingyas, said Yangui Lee, the UN's human rights commissioner in Myanmar.
After presenting her report to the General Assembly, Lee told a news conference in New York that the hate speech amounted to incitement attacks and violence .
"For decades it has been implanted in the minds of people in Myanmar that the Rohingyas are not indigenous to the country and therefore have absolutely no rights to claim." The crisis in Rakhine State is not only for decades but has long been extended beyond Myanmar's borders. I call on the international community to keep under consideration the human rights situation in Myanmar, not only in Rakhine State, given the challenges that exist throughout the country, and recommend that the UN Security Council adopt a strong resolution and include Myanmar on its agenda. "
With regard to the role played by State president Aung San Suu Kyi, the Special Rapporteur said that her position, or rather not to take any position on this situation, had surprised everyone.
"Aung San Suu Kyi is loved by the people, if she talked and said that this situation is inhumane and must stop, I think that would have changed the people's reaction, there is a big hatred and hostility towards the Rohingya."
Lee stressed the importance of persuading China to use its influence in Myanmar.
Special rapporteurs and independent experts are appointed by the Human Rights Council in Geneva, an intergovernmental body responsible for the promotion and protection of human rights around the world.
The rapporteurs and experts are mandated to examine the situation of human rights and report thereon to the Human Rights Council. It should be noted that this post is an honorary one; these experts are not staff members of the United Nations and are not paid for their work.
by /Abeer Almadawy
As follow up to the crisis of Rohinga news,Castle Journal discover a new painful suffering for the peoples of Rohinga who fled from the violence and killing by the army and authorities of Myanmar ,to go another hell wait them .
At first there are above 500,000 peoples of refugees from Rohinga now are in Bangaladish where there huge camps are holding for them ,but these camps are empty of food or water and the bare hands of refugees with their Young’s are suffering from hungry.
the case went to the worst,today the Transport Minister Obaidul Quader told Media that Myanmar must take back the Rohingya. As they are it’s citezen and their responsibilities are fallen on them .
When Bangladesh's transport minister arrived in the camp with relief packages, he didn't mince words. "Solution lies with them because the problem was created by Myanmar government," Quader said. "We want them to take back their citizens to their own homeland. This is unbearable burden for us."
What’s more important that
Myanmar from its side ,doesn't consider Rohingya as its citizens, unless so its leader ( Aung San Suu Kyi ) who promised UN to do all her best to end the crisis,she asked the army to end on this community by force...the leader who took Nobel prize for Peace ,doesn’t respect any kind of human rights and most Rohingya refugees are afraid to go back. Because they are burning alive and are killed by the violent crimes...So for now, in the other side of Bangaldish they are waiting more than half a day, without food or water in high temperature and bare head under strong sun heating.
On Thursday, Bangladesh announced it would build one of the world's biggest refugee camps to house all the Rohingya Muslims who have sought asylum from violence in Myanmar.