UN / MYANMAR ROHINGYA

08-Aug-2018 00:01:49
Two months since the signing of the tripartite Memorandum of Understanding between the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the UN Development Programme (UNDP), and the Government of Myanmar, the two UN agencies urged the Myanmar authorities to make tangible progress to improve conditions in Rakhine State “conducive for the voluntary, safe, dignified, and sustainable return of Rohingya refugees.” UNIFEED / FILE
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DATELINE: 08 AUGUST 2018, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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FILE – RECENT, NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations headquarters

08 AUGUST 2018, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Farhan Haq at the podium
3. Med shot, journalists
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General:
“Two months since the signing of the tripartite Memorandum of Understanding between the UN Refugee Agency, the UN Development Programme, and the Government of Myanmar, UNHCR and UNDP are both urging the Myanmar authorities to make tangible progress to improve conditions in Rakhine State. The Myanmar Government’s willingness to take the lead in the implementation of this agreement is critical to creating conditions conducive for the voluntary, safe, dignified, and sustainable return of Rohingya refugees.”
5. Med shot, journalists
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General:
“The Government has taken some encouraging steps since the Memorandum of Understanding was signed on the 6th of June, but substantial progress is urgently needed in three areas covered by that document: granting effective access in Rakhine State; ensuring freedom of movement for all communities; and addressing the root causes of the crisis. Confidence building measures need to take root, starting with facilitating access for UNHCR and UNDP to commence needs assessment visits to identify quick-impact projects in priority village tracts that have been agreed with the Government.”
7. Wide shot, Farhan Haq walks away from the podium

FILE - UNHCR - 1 JULY 2018, COX’S BAZAR

8. Wide shot, Rohingya refugees walking down a hill
9. Med shot, refugees carrying their belongings
10. Wide shot, refugees walking with their belongings
11. Close up, boy walking with a chicken
12. Wide shot, refugee families walking
13. Wide shot, refugees arriving at the new site
14. Wide shot, Rohingya refugees outside their new homes
15. Med shot, young girl standing at her doorway
16. Wide shot, Rohingya refugee elder outside his new house
17. Aerial shot, Kutupalong camp with extension site
STORYLINE
Two months since the signing of the tripartite Memorandum of Understanding between the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the UN Development Programme (UNDP), and the Government of Myanmar, the two UN agencies today (8 Aug) urged the Myanmar authorities to make tangible progress to improve conditions in Rakhine State “conducive for the voluntary, safe, dignified, and sustainable return of Rohingya refugees.”

The Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, Farhan Haq, told reporters in New York that the Myanmar Government “has taken some encouraging steps since the Memorandum of Understanding was signed on the 6th of June, but substantial progress is urgently needed in three areas covered by that document: granting effective access in Rakhine State; ensuring freedom of movement for all communities; and addressing the root causes of the crisis.”

Haq said “confidence building measures need to take root, starting with facilitating access for UNHCR and UNDP to commence needs assessment visits to identify quick-impact projects in priority village tracts that have been agreed with the Government.”

The agreement calls for creating the conditions for allowing hundreds of thousands of Rohingya in Bangladesh to safely and voluntarily return to their homes in Myanmar.

Over 700,000 Rohingya fled Rakhine state, in Myanmar after a military crackdown last year.
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