Rohingya Crisis: Three Years On

The UK remains committed to sustained efforts in responding to the Rohingya crisis

Picture: Russell Watkins
Picture: Russell Watkins

Today, we pay tribute to the extraordinary generosity of the people and Government of Bangladesh in hosting Rohingya refugees, especially over the last three years. We also acknowledge the incredible resilience, courage, and tenacity of Rohingya people in the face of adversity.

We will continue advocating for accountability on the part of Myanmar for crimes committed against the Rohingya population, and push for the safe, voluntary and dignified return of the Rohingya people to their homes in Rakhine state.

Since the beginning of the current crisis in 2017, the UK has been supporting Rohingya refugees with emergency lifesaving and life-sustaining support and prioritising our assistance to reduce pressure on the host community.

Over the last three years, the UK has contributed more than £256 million in response to the Rohingya refugee crisis. We will continue to work together with the Government of Bangladesh, the UN, international partners and host communities to assess evolving needs and respond promptly.