UN seeks global support for Rohingya children

UN seeks global support for Rohingya children

Md. Abdur Rahim from UN

The Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Henrietta Fore, and the Secretary-General’s Humanitarian Envoy, Ahmed al Meraikhi, wrapped up their visit to Cox’s Bazar recently.

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General, said this at noon briefing at UN headquarter on Wednesday.

There are half a million Rohingya children who are stateless refugees in Cox’s Bazar and there is no viable solution in sight for them.

Ms. Fore stressed that the global society has an obligation to give the children and the young people the world has defined as stateless the education and skills they need to build decent lives for themselves.

A survey conducted in December 2018 found that more than 90 per cent of Rohingya children between the ages of 4 and 14 years old had learning competencies at the pre-primary to grades 1-2 [levels].