Do More to Resolve Rohingya Crisis: UN Envoy in Bangladesh

12/21/2021

A special rapporteur of the United Nations says the international community should build a better partnership with Bangladesh and cut off the Myanmar military leadership in dealing with Rohingya refugee crisis. 

"Bangladesh cannot and should not bear this responsibility alone. The cause of this crisis and the ultimate resolution of this crisis is not here in Bangladesh, but in Myanmar," Tom Andrews, the UN's Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, told a news conference in Dhaka. 

He said the international community, if necessary, should block sources of revenue Myanmar's military is receiving. A UN-sponsored investigation in 2018 recommended the prosecution of Myanmar's top military commanders on charges of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity for the violence against the Rohingya. 

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