Today marks six years since the violence against Rohingya communities in Rakhine which resulted in mass displacement. Rohingya communities in Myanmar have been further affected by the widespread devastation recently caused by Tropical Cyclone Mocha. We continue to urge the military regime to grant safe and unimpeded access to affected areas so that lifesaving humanitarian assistance can reach those in need.
Australia’s desire to see a resolution to the crisis remains steadfast. We continue to stand with Bangladesh as it hosts nearly one million displaced Rohingya, and remain committed to working with the Bangladesh Government and humanitarian community to support Rohingya and the communities hosting them in Cox’s Bazar. We strongly support international efforts to pursue accountability for atrocities committed in Myanmar. We call on the military regime to create the conditions necessary for the voluntary, safe, dignified, and sustainable return of Rohingya to Myanmar. We continue to support the people of Myanmar in their pursuit of peace, human rights and a return to the path of democracy.