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Thursday, 19 September 2019 - Strasbourg Provisional edition

Myanmar, notably the situation of the Rohingya

  Neena Gill, author. – Mr President, since hundreds and thousands of Rohingya were forced out of their homes through mass atrocities and repeated acts of humiliation and violence in Myanmar, nearly one million people are still living in camps in Cox’s Bazar, struggling for safety, survival and dignity as refugees in Bangladesh. More than 25 000 children are out of school and 97% of those aged 15 to 18 do not attend any type of educational facility. They need our action and our support now more than ever.

Sadly their plight has fallen down our list of priorities, and, as one of the instigators of this resolution, I urge the EU: we must find a solution and end this crisis. Bangladesh cannot be left alone to cope with large numbers of refugees. We have to engage in dialogue with our partners in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to ensure the Rohingya people’s rights are upheld, so they can start living their lives normally, where women and girls are safe and children have access to education.

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