UNHCR / ROHINGYA 2021 JOINT RESPONSE PLAN

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Under the leadership of the Government of Bangladesh, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) launched a $943 million plan to “safeguard the well-being and dignity” of Rohingya refugees in the country and their host communities. UNHCR

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DATELINE: 18 MAY 2021, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / FILE

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9 FEBRUARY 2021, UKHIYA, BANGLADESH

1.Various shots, patients who are COVID positive on their bed

31 JANUARY 2021, UKHIYA, BANGLADESH

2. Various shots, Family cooking with gas stove

18 MAY 2021, VIRUTAL CONFERENCE

3. SOUNDBITE (English) Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees:
“Up to now 340 million dollars, meaning 36 percent of this plan had been funded. This morning there were several pledges, but several other countries said they would consider contributing going forward, this is very important.”

7-12 FEBRUARY 2021, UKHIYA, BANGLADESH

4.Med shot, woman getting clean water thanks new water treatment plants
5.Wide shot, UNHCR / OXFAM fecal sludge treatment plant, 2 workers connecting a hose to a truck
6.Close up, workers opening valve to empty the truck
7.Wide shot, hose spilling fecal sludge into the treatment plant

18 MAY 2021, VIRUTAL CONFERENCE

8.SOUNDBITE (English) Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees:
“It is important that the Rohingya crisis is not forgotten as action is taken hopefully to address the political crisis that is affecting Myanmar now, hence the importance of this appeal and hence my plea to you the media to help us echo the urgency of contributing substantially in support of the Bangladeshi effort.”

7-12 FEBRUARY 2021, KUTAPALONG REFUGEE SETTLEMENT

9. Wide shot, people crossing a wooden bridge
10.Wide shot, people walking on street

18 MAY 2021, VIRUTAL CONFERENCE

11.SOUNDBITE (English) Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees:
“The solution in spite of the challenges need to continue to be sought in Myanmar, this is why UNHCR UN, and other NGOs are present and continue to be present in Rakhine state, working to try and create conditions for people to return, clearly this has not happened so far. Besides the work that we do, more action needs to be taken on the Myanmar side in terms of freedom of movement access to services, ending the discrimination that has caused in fact the exodus of people into Bangladesh.”

31 MARCH 2021, KUTAPALONG REFUGEE SETTLEMENT

12.Wide shot, crowed street, refugees carrying UNHCR boxes on their shoulders
13.Wide shot, refugees crossing a small bridge

STORYLINE:

Under the leadership of the Government of Bangladesh, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) launched a $943 million plan to “safeguard the well-being and dignity” of Rohingya refugees in the country and their host communities.

Speaking to reporters today (18 May), UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi explained that the appeal was for an amount of 943 million dollars, and was presented by 134 partners, including UN agencies, international NGOs and a majority of Bangladeshi NGOs.
He said, “Up to now 340 million dollars, meaning 36 percent of this plan had been funded,” adding that “this morning there were several pledges, but several other countries said they would consider contributing going forward, this is very important.”

Grandi also said, “It is important that the Rohingya crisis is not forgotten as action is taken hopefully to address the political crisis that is affecting Myanmar now.”

He also said, “The solution in spite of the challenges need to continue to be sought in Myanmar, this is why UNHCR UN, and other NGOs are present and continue to be present in Rakhine state, working to try and create conditions for people to return, clearly this has not happened so far.”

The High Commissioner continued, “ Besides the work that we do, more action needs to be taken on the Myanmar side in terms of freedom of movement access to services, ending the discrimination that has caused in fact the exodus of people into Bangladesh.”

For the nearly 900,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, 2021 marks the fourth year since their mass displacement from Myanmar, which was preceded by decades of influxes triggered by systematic discrimination and targeted violence. 

The 2021 Joint Response Plan (JRP) for the Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis JRP brought together the efforts of the Government of Bangladesh, and 134 UN agencies and NGO partners to target almost 1.4 million people this year. The US$943 million plan seeks to meet the needs of more than 880,000 Rohingya refugees and 472,000 Bangladeshis in the surrounding host communities in Cox’s Bazar District. Most Rohingya refugees, some 740,000, fled violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State in 2017.

With the refugee crisis in its fourth year, Bangladesh needs robust and sustained international support to ensure the safety and wellbeing of stateless Rohingya refugees. This must not become a forgotten crisis. Both Rohingya refugees and Bangladesh, having generously hosted them for decades, must see the world standing with them.

Adding to the complexity of this crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic has compounded vulnerabilities for refugees and host communities alike. To date, the Government of Bangladesh, with the support of the humanitarian community, has effectively managed the COVID-19 response and the spread of the disease in the Rohingya camps and surrounding areas, though the trajectory of the virus remains unpredictable. A coordinated and inclusive response has saved lives. However, it is critical to ensure the continued delivery of all humanitarian assistance and protection services.

The needs of Rohingya refugees reach beyond subsistence and physical safety. Refugees, like any other people, cannot be allowed to wait for years without access to education and options for a decent life and a meaningful future. In order to mitigate the risks of people taking dangerous onward journeys, more must be done to ensure that refugees have hope in Bangladesh, and of a future back home in Myanmar. Otherwise, they may increasingly risk such journeys by land or sea to find a solution elsewhere.
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