Burma: Rohingya:Written question - HL5557

Asked on: 20 February 2018
Department for International Development
Burma: Rohingya
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support birth registration activities in relation to Rohingya children born in Bangladesh to ensure that their rights are protected while they are refugees and when, or if, they return to Myanmar.
Answered by: Lord Bates
Answered on: 05 March 2018

The UK supports UNHCR which is conducting a family registration process, including advice and legal support with whatever documents individuals have managed to retain. We continue to lobby the governments of both Burma and Bangladesh to protect and respect the human rights of those who have fled northern Rakhine and to facilitate the conditions for their safe, voluntary and dignified return.

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