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Angelina Jolie seeks sustained global support for Rohingyas
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Dhaka, Feb. 7 -- UNHCR special envoy and Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie has said the world must not turn away from the nearly 1 million Rohingyas who have fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh.
Jolie, who left here early Thursday concluding her Bangladesh visit, also sought continued support for those who have been displaced, until the Myanmar authorities show the genuine commitment needed to end a decades-long cycle of violence and displacement.
The special envoy's visit came just ahead of a new funding appeal, the 2019 Joint Response Plan (JRP), to be launched next week by UNHCR, along with other humanitarian agencies, said the UN refugee agency on Thursday.
It seeks to raise more than US$920 million to assist Rohingya refugees and aff...
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