UAE condemns massacres of Rohingya Muslims

By Rajive Singh

Photo by Bernat Armangue/Associated Press - Wam

123,000 Rohingya cross into Bangladesh fleeing Myanmar violence

ABU DHABI 7 September 2017: The United Arab Emirates (UAE), has condemned the massacres of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and the use of violence that led to the displacement of thousands of the Muslim minority there.

The UAE reiterated that it will continue to provide humanitarian assistance to the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar and to support the efforts aimed at alleviating their suffering and improving their humanitarian situation, said Wam.

In a statement released on Tuesday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation stressed the need for the international community to address the deteriorating humanitarian crisis and to pre-empt its serious consequences.

The ministry called on the UN and its concerned organisations to shoulder their responsibilities and duties and to intervene in order to find a humanitarian and political solution that would protect the Rohingya Muslims from violence, displacement and collective punishment.

“The ongoing tragedy endured by the Rohingyas and the suffering they are going through is unacceptable,” the ministry said.

123,000 Rohingya Flee

DHAKA: Aid agencies have been having difficulties housing refugees after at least 123,000 Rohingya Muslims crossed into Bangladesh in the aftermath of deadly violence which erupted in Myanmar’s Rakhine State late last month, the UN refugee agency said on Tuesday.

“We have an estimate that at least 123,000 people entered Bangladesh after the violence broke out in Rakhine State on 25th August,” Joseph Tripura, Spokesman for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees in Dhaka, told Deutsch Presse-Agentur (dpa).

“The refugees were in desperate need for shelter, food and medical attention,” he said, adding that all the old refugee camps, nearby schools and community centres in the south-eastern Cox’s Bazar district have been used to house new arrivals.