UN / ROHINGYA MYANMAR VIOLENCE

08-Feb-2019 00:01:00
The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said escalating violence in Myanmar’s Chin and Rakhine States led to internal displacement and to people fleeing to Bangladesh. UNIFEED
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DATELINE: 08 FEBRUARY 2019, NEW YORK CITY / RECENT
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FILE – RECENT, NEW YORK CITY

1. Tilt up, exterior United Nations headquarters

08 FEBRUARY 2019, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, press briefing
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, UN deputy spokesperson for the Secretary-General:
“Our colleagues at the UN Refugee Agency today said they are concerned about the escalating violence in Myanmar’s Chin and Rakhine States which has reportedly led to internal displacement and to people fleeing to Bangladesh.
UNHCR stands ready to support the humanitarian response in the affected areas in Myanmar.
The agency has also offered its support to the Government of Bangladesh to assess and respond to the needs of people who have arrived and are seeking safety from violence in Myanmar.
UNHCR is grateful to Bangladesh for its generosity and the leadership it has shown in receiving more than 720,000 refugees from Myanmar since August 2017. The agency calls on the Bangladesh authorities to continue to allow people fleeing violence in Myanmar to seek safety in Bangladesh.”
8. Wide shot, journalists leaving
STORYLINE
The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said today (08 Feb) escalating violence in Myanmar’s Chin and Rakhine States led to internal displacement and to people fleeing to Bangladesh.

In a statement read by deputy spokesperson Farhan Haq, the UNHCR said it stood ready “to support the humanitarian response in the affected areas in Myanmar.”

According to Haq, the agency has offered to support people who have arrived and are seeking safety from violence in Myanmar.

He said, “more than 720,000 refugees from Myanmar since August 2017.”

The agency calls on the Bangladesh authorities to continue to allow people fleeing violence in Myanmar to seek safety in Bangladesh.
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