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Bangladesh receives 270 tons of food aid for Rohingya refugees

Bangladesh receives 270 tons of food aid for Rohingya refugees

The funding "reflects the U.S. commitment to help address the unprecedented magnitude of suffering and urgent humanitarian needs of the Rohingya people", said the State Department's Acting Assistant Secretary Simon Henshaw on Wednesday at the ongoing UN General Assembly in NY.

Speaking at a Security Council meeting on peacekeeping reform, Vice President Mike Pence accused the Myanmar military of responding to attacks on government outposts "with awful savagery, burning villages, driving the Rohingya from their homes".

The military remains in full control of security policy and there is little sympathy for the Rohingya in a country where the end of army rule has unleashed old animosities, and the military campaign in Rakhine State is widely supported.

On September 22, the tribunal will make a conclusion based on oral testimonies on the atrocities and give findings to worldwide bodies, especially the United Nations, for further action to be taken against Myanmar to end the violence.

Meanwhile, pointing to a report issued by an advisory commission on Rakhine state headed by former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan, Suu Kyi said the Myanmar government will move forward with the verification process for refugees who have fled the country.

She also presented a six-point proposal over the Rohingya crisis at a meeting of Islamic nations on the sidelines of the UN assembly.

The violence began on Aug 25 when Rohingya insurgents attacked about 30 police posts and an army camp, killing about 12 people.

"Unless this violence is stopped, which justice demands, it will only get worse".

India's home ministry submitted an affidavit to the court arguing the hardline stance was justified by the security threat posed by illegal immigrant Rohingya, hundreds of thousands of whom have fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh, from where many have crossed into India.

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Mr Singh also said, the Rohinhgyas have not taken asylum and therefore, terming them refugee on ground of human rights is not justifiable.

The witness said he saw some injured people.

Min Aung Hlaing did not refer to the return of Muslims to their villages in the north of the state, nearly half of which have been abandoned and torched.

The State Department will provide the money from an existing account for refugee and migration issues, officials said, and will coordinate the aid through the International Committee of the Red Cross and affiliated local groups.

The UN human rights chief has described the systematic attacks against the Rohingya minority by the security forces as a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing".

"National races" refers to officially recognised indigenous ethnic groups.

"She didn't mention Rohingya". In less than a month, some 421,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh, one of the world's poorest countries, as the United Nations and others raise allegations of ethnic cleansing.

"Most of our documents were burned by the military ..."


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