UN High Commissioner for Refugees urges govt and businesses to extend support for Rohingya refugees

Author: UNHCR, Published on: 7 August 2018

"UNHCR's Grandi appeals to Asia-Pacific ministers, business leaders for solidarity with refugees, people of Myanmar's Rakhine State," 07 August 2018

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi...urged governments and business leaders in the Asia-Pacific to show solidarity with refugees in the region and share responsibility for protecting and finding solutions for them.

...Grandi appealed for regional support for over 700,000 Rohingya refugees who have fled to Bangladesh...escaping violence and discrimination in Rakhine State, Myanmar.

The High Commissioner also addressed business leaders of major corporations...  to expand legal labour migration and combat human trafficking.

The full statement delivered by the High Commissioner at the Ministerial Conference is available here.

 

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