More than 800,000 Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar were in most acute situation, said United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi comparing about 66 million displaced people in the world due to such similar situation ignited by violence.
Talking to the reporters outside the UN Security Council he said, “We spoke about some of the most complex crisis in Africa especially South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo.”
Grandi added the focus was more on the Rohingya refugees coming from Myanmar to Bangladesh. About 607,000 of them fled violence in northern Rakhine State, which is the least developed in the country.
Since August 25 the Rohingya rebels were alleged to had staged deadly attacks against security posts and it was reciprocated by government forces and civilian vigilantes. Deadly violence triggered thereafter. Villages were torched and people fled.
Rakhine State has been tightly restricted with very limited entry from the outside world though a senior UN official flew last month over a part of the terrorized area. Burnt-out villages were seen.
Grandi added, “There was support for the role the UNHCR can play in facilitating discussion on voluntary safe and dignified return.”
This mean UN is looking for a dignified manner return back of the refugees and the humanitarian issue faced by them should be discussed as a non-political manner.
The Security Council session on Thursday was for exchange of views on the matters of Rohingya refugees and other similar issues, in terms of policy as well as operational.