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UNSC to send mission to Iraq, Bangladesh, Myanmar

Press Trust of India  |  United Nations 

The will send a mission to Iraq, Bangladesh, and from April 26 to May 2, with UN hoping the trip will refocus the attention of the international community on the plight of the Rohingya refugees, his has said.

Guterres' said in a statement that members of the have agreed to send a mission to Iraq, Bangladesh, and during the period from April 26 to May 2.

Peru, of the for the month of April, Kuwait, and the of America will co-lead the visit to

Peru, Kuwait, and the will co-lead the visit to and

Dujarric told reporters at the daily press briefing yesterday that through the trips, the UN hopes that the Council will show unity on the trip.

"It will help improve the situation in Myanmar, in terms of helping the Government implement the Annan...the conclusions of the (Kofi) Annan panel," he said referring to the panel, headed by former UN that has outlined to help end the violence and marginalisation for all communities in Rakhine.

Dujarric said the UN hopes that the visits will help "refocus the attention of the international community on the plight of the Rohingya refugees who have fled to and the continuous need to fund the humanitarian operations."

Since August 2017, nearly 700,000 minority Muslim Rohingyas have fled violence in across the border into Bangaldesh's Cox's Bazar, joining several hundred thousand more that were already settled there in overcrowded camps.

Last week, UN said about 150,000 Rohingya refugees, who fled from into crowded camps in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar are living in flood-prone areas and must be relocated ahead of the coming rainy season.

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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 19:10 IST
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