Efforts underway to protect Rohingya from cholera

Henrietta Strickland
May 9, 2018

"The United Nations Security Council should immediately refer the situation in Myanmar, including the widespread and systematic abuses against ethnic Rohingya, to the International Criminal Court (ICC)", the release said.

Indian High Commissioner to Dhaka, Harsh Vardhan Shringla handed over 373 metric tonnes of food items and monsoon protection equipment to Disaster Management & Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya at Chittagong today, says a press release of Indian High Commission.

He said another tranche of relief having one million litres of kerosene oil and 20,000 stoves is expected to arrive soon.

The 15 ambassadors last week met with traumatised Rohingyas living in overcrowded camps in Bangladesh and toured burned-out villages in Rakhine state.

"We hope this will bring some succour to the people living in camps", he said.

Back from a visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh last week, the Security Council is holding negotiations on a statement that would spell out how to address the crisis from the forced exodus of 700,000 Muslim Rohingya from Myanmar.

Earlier, Bangladesh premier Sheikh Hasina engaged the foreign ministry to pursue a vigorous diplomacy with countries having direct borders with Myanmar along with Russian Federation and sought enhanced Indian engagement in resolving the crisis.

"We understand that the influx of large number of refugees has created unprecedented challenges for the government and people of Bangladesh.by Bangladesh is playing a commendable role by extending humanitarian assistance that deserves both recognition and support by the worldwide community, " Shringla said.

Earlier in September past year, India sent 981 tonnes of relief under its "Operation Insaniyat" for displaced people of Myanmar in Bangladesh.

In December last, India had announced a development assistance of Dollars 25 million for the Rakhine state.

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