The United states has highly praised Bangladesh’s humanitarian assistance extended towards the Rohingya refugees taking shelter to Bangladesh territory.
“Most of those displaced by the violence have fled into neighboring Bangladesh and we greatly appreciate the significant efforts of the government of Bangladesh to facilitate humanitarian assistance”, said the White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.
She said: The United States is deeply troubled by the ongoing crisis in northern Rakhine State in Burma, where at least 300,000 people have fled their homes in the wake of attacks on Burmese security posts on August 25.
“We reiterate our condemnation of those attacks and ensuing violence.”
Sanders said: The massive displacement and victimization of people, including large numbers of the ethnic Rohingya community and other minorities, shows that Burmese security forces are not protecting civilians.
“We are alarmed by the allegations of human rights abuses, including extrajudicial killings, burning of villages, massacres, and rape, by security forces and by civilians acting with these forces’ consent.”
The White House called on Burmese security authorities to respect the rule of law, stop the violence, and end the displacement of civilians from all communities.
The White House Press Secretary said: We welcome the Burmese government’s commitment to ensure that humanitarian assistance reaches victims as quickly as possible. We urge the government to allow media access to the afflicted areas as soon as possible.