UN / MYANMAR HUMAN RIGHTS

26-Oct-2022 00:01:40
Tom Andrews, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar said, “there are 150,000 Rohingya that are confined to de facto internment camps in Rakhine State. Right now, there is a looming food crisis. The economy has collapsed, the healthcare system has collapsed and there's a dramatic increase in childhood malnutrition.” UNIFEED
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DATELINE: 26 OCTOBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY / RECENT
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RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior, United Nations

26 OCTOBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, press briefing room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Tom Andrews, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar:
“There are 150,000 Rohingya that are confined to de facto internment camps in Rakhine State. Right now, there is a looming food crisis. The economy has collapsed the healthcare system has collapsed and there's a dramatic increase in childhood malnutrition.”
4. Wide shot, press briefing room
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Tom Andrews, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar:
“And the incomprehensible is the reaction of the people of Myanmar to the fact that the pattern of the response of the international community to this horror has not changed. And because of that, there is not the requisite pressure necessary to generate any kind of change in the behavior of the of the military junta. For the pattern of the horror to change the pattern of the international response has to change and it is incomprehensible to the people of Myanmar why that change is not happening.”
6. Wide shot, press briefing room
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Tom Andrews, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar:
“As the horror continues inside of Myanmar and the pressure of people literally crossing the border running for their lives, increases exponentially. I've been in the region, I've talked to many who risked everything to get themselves and their families out. No one who has left that country running for their lives should be sent back into danger.”
8. Wide shot, press briefing room
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Tom Andrews, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar said, “there are 150,000 Rohingya that are confined to de facto internment camps in Rakhine State. Right now, there is a looming food crisis. The economy has collapsed, the healthcare system has collapsed and there's a dramatic increase in childhood malnutrition.”

Speaking to reporters today (26 Oct) in New York, the Special Rapporteur said, “the incomprehensible is the reaction of the people of Myanmar to the fact that the pattern of the response of the international community to this horror has not changed.”

He continued, “and because of that, there is not the requisite pressure necessary to generate any kind of change in the behavior of the of the military junta. For the pattern of the horror to change the pattern of the international response has to change and it is incomprehensible to the people of Myanmar why that is not why that change is not happening.”

Andrews also said, “as the horror continues inside of Myanmar and the pressure of people literally crossing the border running for their lives, increases exponentially. I've been in the region, I've talked to many who risked everything to get themselves and their families out. No one who has left that country running for their lives should be sent back into danger.”

Special Rapporteurs are part of the Special Procedures of the UN Human Rights Council and work on a voluntary basis. They are not UN staff and do not receive a salary for their work. They are independent of any government or organization and serve in their individual capacity.
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