Myanmar delegation takes the floor during a debate session. (Julia Ariza)
The third day of this URJCmun 2019 began on SOCHUM committee, and with it thefifth session of the committee that on this day had three more sessions. On this third day the two groups of countries that yesterday were divided in search of solutions for Rohingya's conflict had decided to work together in search of common solutions due to the great similarity that their working papers had yesterday.
The Dominican Republic's delegate and the Pakistan's delegate have started the session explaining the resolutions that have been reached. This includes the demand for an education program, respect for Rohingya culture, adequate health care, physical and psychological rehabilitation for refugees once they arrive in their new country house, fight against human trafficking and crimes that include rape or abuse of human rights and a system that can provide the separation of Rohingya's families.
The countries who have supported this resolution have surpassed the majority (25) although some countries have opposed it such as Russia, Bangladesh, South Africa, Thailand and Libya have accepted the resolution but with reservations. The final resolution has been modified because some amendments have been addeed from countries like Iraq, Russia, Turkey and Bangladesh. After solving the Rahongy conflict, the new topic about enviromental migration has begun, those who are forced to migrate or be evacuated from their region of origin and are considered enviromental refugees. The beginning of the debate has been interrupted by two breaking news that have surprised the delegates of the different countries: a catastrophic inundation in the village of Saghata in Bangladesh along with the second breaking new that has created a new crisis for the countries.
The countries delegates have had to solve the problem of hurricane Helena
(category three) that has destroyed the Dominican Republic and goes to the north of Mexico and the south of the United States. After these surprising and shocking breaking news the delegate of Bangladesh through a speech has requested international help in the face of the situation his country is experiencing. To solve the crisis the Bangladesh's delegate has proposed
three different groups: hosting countries, financial aid and specialized experience in which the different countries will be grouped to solve this crisis. To join the different groups, the countries have been used an unmoderated caucus solicitated by Bangladesh.
During the two afternoon sessions but especially during the Consultation of the Whole we have seen two clearly differentiated groups: those countries that classify climate change as "fake new" or a lobby where the United States can't be absent supported by Turkey and Brazil. Other countries like Bangladesh and the Dominican Republic stand out struggle to raise awareness about the problem that is currently climate change and also the problem it supposed for future generations.
Although some countries make it clear that they won't welcome refugees or others who won't provide any financial aid, all must be aware and make the situation better within their borders by carrying out different measures that take care of the environment. The rest of the session was formed by moderated caucuses in which the same topics have been discussed but a common solution hasn't been reached, the session has been concluded at this point and tomorrow the delegates from the different countries should find a solution to these crises and a response to this enviromental migration.
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Laura Velasco, chronicler in SOCHUM.