A meeting held here on Friday to address the continuing exodus of migrants and refugees from Myanmar and Bangladesh ended with a commitment by the participants to target the root causes of the crisis and an ambitious plan of assistance for the impoverished and strife-torn native areas of would-be migrants.

Without mentioning the specific areas or the people who would be helped, delegates from more than 17 governments agreed to create job incentives, provide skills training and enhance “a sense of security and belonging.”

So far this year, an estimated 25,000 people have left Bangladesh andMyanmar on boats — double the number last year — and several hundred are believed to have died at sea. The largest number fleeing are Rohingya, members of a stateless and persecuted Muslim group living both in Myanmar and Bangladesh.