EC expresses concern over suffering of Rohingyas

DHAKA : Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management of the European Commission (EC) yesterday expressed concern over the suffering of Rohingya civilians, reports BSS.
“I call on all sides to de-escalate tensions and fully observe international human rights law, and in particular to refrain from any violence against civilians,” said Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides in a statement on the humanitarian situation in Myanmar.
Unrestricted humanitarian access, including for aid workers, is critical to reaching 350,000 vulnerable people in Rakhine State, said Christos Stylianides.
“They must be allowed to do their job to try to prevent the further deterioration of an already serious humanitarian situation,” the commissioner added.
Many Rohingya civilians are suffering greatly and are now fleeing the violence across the border into Bangladesh. They must not be turned back or deported.
“We greatly appreciate the hospitality extended by the government and people of Bangladesh for many decades. The assistance and protection of the Bangladeshi authorities regarding these new refugees is crucial until the situation in Rakhine State has stabilised and they can safely return,” said Christos Stylianides.
The European Union is committed to supporting all efforts to bring a return to aid deliveries in Rakhine State and is working tirelessly with all stakeholders to achieve this.