Korea to provide humanitarian aid for Myanmar refugees

Posted September 22, 2017

The United States is providing an additional almost $32 million in humanitarian assistance to address the urgent needs of Rohingya fleeing violence from Rakhine State, Burma to Bangladesh, as well as internally displaced persons in Rakhine State, and host communities in Bangladesh.

Senior home ministry official Mukesh Mittal said the Indian government would privately show the court material gathered from "sensitive investigations" to substantiate the claims in its affidavit.

Earlier speaking at an another event Madhav hit out at opposition leaders who are advocating granting Rohingyas shelter in the country, saying they are defending those who pose a security threat to the country.

She said as many as 24 Rohingya children are present in shelter homes and 20 in prisons with their mothers, adding that the child rights protection body has also refused to share the list with the Centre. The indiscriminate and systematic attacks against Muslims by extremist elements and some associated with government security forces of Myanmar have resulted in significant loss of life and exacerbated a history of discrimination and desperation.

"We have told Myanmar that they will have to take back their citizens".

Over 400,000 members of Myanmar's Rohingya ethnic minority have fled the country into Bangladesh in recent weeks due to what is being described as ethnic cleansing by the country's army.

The United Nations has said the military response to the insurgent attacks is ethnic cleansing aimed at pushing the Rohingya Muslim community out of Buddhist-majority Myanmar.

A mob of around 300 Rakhine Buddhists attempted to destroy a ship carrying aids for displaced people in western Rakhine state, Myanmar government said on Thursday.

Eight people were detained and several police were injured before order was restored late at night.

The Ministry of Defence will "stop all defence engagement and training of the Burmese military" until it ends its security crackdown against the Muslim Rohingya minority, the Prime Minister said.

Ms May has not spoken personally with Ms San Suu Kyi, but her spokesman said Mr Johnson had done so "on a number of occasions".

Suu Kyi's stance has disheartened human rights groups who had campaigned for her freedom during the Nobel Peace Prize winner's 15 years under house arrest by the ruling junta. He said, the notions of Human Rights has long emphasised the principle of equality, fairness and justice.

India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Rajiv K. Chander, while delivering an interactive dialogue with Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar, said, "We urge that the situation in the Rakhine state be handled with restraint, focussing on the welfare of the civilian population".