The United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees will bring the international community together this month to address the Rohingya crisis.
At a virtual conference, they will urge countries to increase assistance for Rohingya refugees, host communities, and internally displaced people in Myanmar, more than 3 years since the latest phase of the crisis began in August 2017.
The conference, which will take place on 22 October at 14:00 CET, aims to raise urgently needed funds to help vulnerable displaced Rohingya living in and outside of their native Myanmar. The funds raised are also expected to support critical services in host communities throughout South and Southeast Asia.
The conference will be an opportunity for the co-hosts to reiterate that any sustainable solution to this crisis must include the voluntary, safe, dignified and sustainable return of Rohingya refugees and other displaced people to their homes or to a place of their choosing.
The EU will be represented by Janez Lenarčič, Commissioner for Crisis Management.
Event organised by:
- The Secretary of State of the United States of America
- The High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission
- The Minister of State for South Asia and the Commonwealth, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Time: 14:00 – 16:30 CET
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