US lauds government's role in handling Rohingya

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US lauds government's role in handling Rohingya
Published : 10 Sep 2017, 13:19:53
US lauds government's role in handling Rohingya
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The United States has lauded the role of Bangladesh's government in handling Rohingya who took shelter in Cox's Bazar after fleeing from the recent spate of violence in their home country Myanmar.
 
"We applaud the government of Bangladesh's generosity in responding to this humanitarian crisis and appreciate their continued efforts to ensure assistance reaches the affected population," the US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said in a statement.
 
Quoting the statement, a US embassy press release issued here today said that the US administration also expressed deep concern at the influx of thousands of Rohingya population to Bangladesh following allegation of 
serious human rights abuses in Myanmar's Rakhine state. 
 
"We are very concerned by the United Nations announcement on September 8 that an estimated 270,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh since August 25 following allegations of serious human rights abuses in Burma's Rakhine State, including violent attacks and mass burnings of villages," the 
statement said. 
 
In the statement, the state department spokesperson also said the US authorities continue to coordinate closely with its partners, including the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the International Organization for Migration to provide emergency assistance to these individuals. 
 
It noted that the US government has provided nearly $63 million in humanitarian assistance for vulnerable communities displaced in and from Burma throughout the region since October 2016.-BSS
 
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