Rohingya influx set to mark 1st anniv; no sign of repatriation yet
UNB: Myanmar authorities have taken little efforts to make any tangible progress to improve conditions in Rakhine State for the safe return of Rohingyas in almost one year into the crisis began though the international community, including the UN, remains actively seized with the issue, officials said. Myanmar is likely to face ‘fresh spell of pressure’ following the first anniversary of the Rohingya crisis – August 25 – as the international community keeps close eyes on Myanmar, they said.
The UN Security Council will hold an ‘open briefing’ on the situation in Myanmar under the UK Presidency on August 28, a senior official at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs told UNB.
He said UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees are scheduled to brief the Council.
There will be further high-level meetings and events during the General Debate and high-level segment of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly in September 2018, officials said.