Thursday, 27 February 2020
In March 2007 Amnesty International Australia joined UNHCR, the Centre for Refugee Research, and a number of other Australian NGOs for consultations with Burmese, Rohingyan, refugees in camps in Bangladesh.

The aim of the mission was to work with the refugees, document human rights violations, and where possible to develop solutions addressing some of the appalling conditions facing those in the camps. The findings of the visit were taken to the UN in June 2007 and an official report was launched at the University of NSW on the 5th of March 2008.

During Amnesty International's work in Bangladesh a number of human rights concerns were documented and a 5 minute video was produced to highlight the conditions faced by the 26,000 refugees, many of whom have spent over 16 years in the camps. These camps are considered some of the worst in the world.