United States provides additional $32m aid for Rohingyas


United States provides additional $32m aid for Rohingyas

It was the strongest USA government response yet to the violence.

"Should this happen, Malaysia and neighbouring countries would bear the brunt of serious instability to the region (Asean)", he said during the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Contact Group's session on the Rohingya Muslim Minority in Myanmar, held at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Building, New York, on Tuesday.

Robertson said that even while Suu Kyi may not have the power or authority to rein in the military, she should speak out and also ensure that a United Nations fact-finding mission is able to enter Myanmar.

"We have always condemned the attacks (on Myanmar security forces) and we will continue to do so in future", he said. "Through our Facebook page we reached tens of thousands of our viewers", Arakane said.

Vice President Henry Van Thio spoke to the U.N. General Assembly in the absence of Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of Myanmar's civilian government who has been criticized for failing to protect the minority group.

He also briefed the Japanese Minister about the existence of Arakan kingdom from 13th to 18th century, and referring to 1948 constitution of Myanmar said that "there are no indigenous people in Myanmar". But New Delhi's envoy presented a statement on the issue to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva shortly after Suu Kyi delivered her speech. She also held what's believed to be her first phone call with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who urged her to let in humanitarian aid and to ensure conditions are safe enough for the Rohingya to come home.

One local told Reuters that he couldn't see the Rakhine and Rohingya people living together again.

India did not comment on Suu Kyi's speech in which the State Counsellor of Myanmar said that her government did not fear global scrutiny to the crackdown launched by the country's armed forces in response to attacks on security posts by militants in Rakhine State on August 25. According to reports, the Rohingya crisis has left at least 1,000 people dead, including children and infants, with dozens of the Rohingya Muslims who drowned when their boat capsized while trying to escape on overloaded fishing boats ill-equipped for rough waters.

But the crackdown has affected Rohingya more, sparking an exodus from Rohingya villages, which are soon burning so fiercely the flames and smoke are visible from Bangladesh.

"It reflects the USA commitment to help address the unprecedented magnitude of suffering and urgent humanitarian needs of the Rohingya people, " the State Department said, lauding Bangladesh's generosity in taking in refugees and providing aid.

Alam said though the presence of the Rohingyas at this moment was not impacting the Bangladesh economy, his country wanted a solution to the crisis so that the influx was stopped.