US appreciates BD’s response to Rohingya crisis

US appreciates BD’s response to Rohingya crisis

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Dhaka, Sept 9 – The United States has appreciated the government of Bangladesh’s generosity in responding to this humanitarian crisis and its continued efforts to ensure assistance reaches the affected Rohingya population.“Since October 2016, the U.S. government has provided nearly $63 million in humanitarian assistance for vulnerable communities displaced in and from Burma throughout the region,” said Heather Nauert, Department Spokesperson in Washington, DC on Saturday.
In a press statement, the US said they are very concerned by the United Nations announcement on September 8 that an estimated 270,000 Rohingya (now around 300000) 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.
“We continue to coordinate closely with our 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,” the statement added. – UNB

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