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Volume 718: debated on Thursday 25 March 2010


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Bangladesh about alleged harassment and deportation of Burmese Rohingya refugees. [HL2845]

We are concerned by the recent reports by Medecins Sans Frontieres and Physicians for Human Rights on the situation facing displaced Rohingyas in Bangladesh. We have raised the plight of the Rohingyas and their status with the Government of Bangladesh, both bilaterally and in concert with EU partners. Most recently, my honourable friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development, Mike Foster, raised the importance of meeting the basic needs of the displaced Rohingyas in Bangladesh with the Bangladeshi State Minister for Environment and Forests on 17 March.