Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, a member of the IRC's board, has called on the international community to respond “effectively, quickly, and generously.”
Her Majesty toured the Kutupalong Refugee Camp in the Cox’s Bazar region of Bangladesh.
She met with Rohingya women and children who recently crossed into Bangladesh from Rakhine State in Myanmar.
“With no respect or regard for the principles of humanitarian and international law, the discrimination against and the persecution of the Rohingya minority has continued unabated, in full view of the world,” the Queen said in a statement she gave at the camp.
The IRC's Asia Regional Director Sanna Johnson added: “In a crisis of such unprecedented scale, we need the full weight of the international community to save lives in Bangladesh and Myanmar, and take concerted action in what is undoubtedly the most urgent refugee crisis in the world."