BANGLADESH / ROHINGYA REFUGEES

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25-May-2022 00:05:43
UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi met Rohingya refugees in Bhasan Char during a five-day visit to Bangladesh. UNHCR

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STORY: BANGLADESH / ROHINGYA REFUGEES
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SOURCE: UNHCR
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DATELINE: 24 MAY 2022, BHASAN CHAR, BANGLADESH

SHOTLIST:
1. Various aerial shots, housing structures
2. Various shots, Grandi walking through clusters
3. Wide shot, buildings
4. Various shots, Grandi with Rohingya family in their shelter
5. Wide shot, buildings
6. Various shots, UNHCR staff, refugees, Grandi registration center
7. Med shot, UNHCR registration officer explaining registration process
8. UPSOUND (English) UNHCR registration officer:
“We send teams going door to door to collect data, to know who is residing in Bhasan Char.”
9. Various shots, families going through registration process with UNHCR staff
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees:
“In the last few months, the United Nations has established through UNHCR a memorandum of understanding with the government, and we are now helping, complementing the assistance of the government, and helping the government improve the quality of the services of the refugees that have moved here. This is about 30,000. For the time being, in the island of Bhasan Char.”
11. Various shots, refugees in streets
12. SOUNDBITE (English) Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees:
“Our strong impression here is that, of course we are on an island, and we are separated from the mainland by stretches of sea. And this isolation needs to be overcome, whether it is transport, whether it is food supplies, whether it is power that must come to the island. All these things are being looked at but require support, investment, and some decisions. And we will continue to work with the government of Bangladesh.”
13. Various shots, refugees in clusters
14. SOUNDBITE (English) Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees:
“The people here are the same Rohingya refugees that are in Cox's Bazar. They need help. Solutions to their plight is still complicated, although all of them here, like in Cox's Bazar, told me that they want to return home.”
15. Various shots, refugees, registration center

STORYLINE:
UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi met Rohingya refugees in Bhasan Char during a five-day visit to Bangladesh.

Some 28,000 Rohingya refugees have been relocated to Bhasan Char by the Government of Bangladesh.

The High Commissioner observed that essential humanitarian services have been scaled up. He called for continued strong Government leadership on the island, enhanced education, skills building, and livelihood initiatives.

Grandi is currently wrapping up a five-day trip to Bangladesh. He met Rohingya refugees in Kutupalong camp in Cox’s Bazar and Bhasan Char, the country’s top leadership, UNHCR donors, and humanitarian actors.

He appealed for sustained and predictable support for Rohingya refugees and the local host communities while emphasizing the need to maintain refugees’ hopes for voluntary return to Myanmar once the situation allows.

Bangladesh hosts some one million Rohingya refugees, most of whom fled for their lives from Myanmar in 2017.

As global displacement continues to rise, UNHCR and partners emphasize the need to ensure that the Rohingya situation continues to receive much-needed support.

The Government of Bangladesh has generously hosted Rohingya refugees for decades, supported by the international community.
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