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Video July 11, 2018

Rohingya Refugee Crisis Deserves World’s Attention

On July 2, 2018, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim and United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres came to Bangladesh to see the world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis firsthand. Since August 2017, more than 700,000 Rohingya have fled violence in Myanmar and found shelter at Kutupalong Camp in Cox's Bazar --the largest refugee camp in the world. More refugees arrive every day. Kim and Guterres said the Government of Bangladesh has done the world a great service by keeping its borders open and supporting the refugees, but the responsibility should not be Bangladesh’s alone. The World Bank will provide up to $480 million in grant-based assistance, but more help is needed from the international community.