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Refugees and Human Rights

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:39 pm on 24th January 2018.

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Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Foreign Secretary 1:39 pm, 24th January 2018

Particularly given its current role in Bangladesh, because of the distress of the Rohingya refugees, it is clearly important to put renewed focus on that organisation. It is also unfortunate that the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is not given a greater role in Bangladesh.

In my speech, I shall talk about each of those five challenges and the countries they affect—countries where the humanitarian crisis is clear and the need for global leadership is clear, but where, at present, the Government’s response is anything but.