The UN refugee agency urges the Bangladesh authorities to undertake an immediate investigation, and hold those responsible to account
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has condemned the killing of Rohingya leader Mohib Ullah, urging the Bangladesh authorities to begin an investigation and hold the responsible to book.
The UN refugee agency is in contact with law enforcement agencies and governmental authorities in charge of maintaining safety and security for the Rohingya refugees living in the camps.
“UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is deeply shocked and saddened by the tragic killing of Rohingya refugee leader Mohib Ullah in Cox's Bazar yesterday [on Wednesday]. We condemn this attack in the strongest possible terms,” said a UNHCR press release on Thursday.
“We extend our deepest condolences to Mohib Ullah's family, and to the wider Rohingya refugee community who are mourning his loss. We urge the Bangladesh authorities to undertake an immediate investigation, and hold those responsible to account,” it said.
The press release added: “UNHCR has enhanced its staff presence in the camps to ensure that the Rohingya refugees have direct access to support services and can report their concerns. Protection and assistance services, including psychosocial support, are being provided to respond to the specific needs of individuals. Trained professionals and refugee volunteers are responding to helplines for refugees.
“The Rohingya refugees fled to Bangladesh seeking safety and security from violence. We continue to work together with authorities and partners to ensure the safety, wellbeing and protection of Rohingya refugees.”