Geneva, Switzerland

16 March 2018

Secretary-General's video message on Joint Response Plan for the Rohingya Refugee Crisis

Ladies and Gentlemen,
 
The suffering of the Rohingya people remains deep, disturbing and relentless.
 
As a result, Bangladesh has witnessed the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis.
 
The Rohingya are under siege as a group – simply for who they are.
Many refugees are victims of horrific trauma –  psychological and physical – cast out of their homes and country in a clear example of ethnic cleansing.
 
Thanks to the swift and focused response from Bangladesh, with
the support of the international community, lifesaving assistance has reached more than a million people.
 
With the monsoon season approaching, we must work even harder.
 
Let us ensure the Rohingya community receives assistance, solutions -- including their human right to nationality -- and justice.