Julhas Alam, Associated Press
Updated 10:11 am, Saturday, November four, 2017
Photo: Rajib Dhar, AP
US official: Rohingya must be returned safely to Myanmar
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A U.S. official visiting Bangladesh mentioned Saturday that Rohingya Muslims must be returned safely to their houses in Myanmar after they had been pressured to flee the nation amid a brutal crackdown by Myanmar safety forces.
Simon Henshaw, appearing badistant secretary for the U.S. Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, mentioned the U.S. would proceed to help Rohingya who’ve fled to Bangladesh due to persecution in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.
He mentioned at a information convention in Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, that Myanmar should guarantee a protected and secure surroundings in order that the Rohingya can return dwelling.
More than 600,000 Rohingya have crossed into Bangladesh since late August amid a crackdown that the U.N. has known as “ethnic cleansing.”
Henshaw, who visited Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar district on Friday, mentioned that the Rohingya disaster was a posh one and that the U.S. would proceed to encourage dialogue for resolving it.
He mentioned Myanmar should take duty for the refugees’ repatriation and that the U.S. desires speedy efforts to convey stability to Rakhine.
Henshaw praised Bangladesh’s authorities and its folks for supporting the refugees.
Heather Nauert, a spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department, advised the information convention that the Rohingya disaster was getting the “top attention” not solely within the State Department however within the White House.
She mentioned the U.S. was working in order that Rohingya can return to their houses voluntarily and with dignity.
Bangladesh says it has sheltered the refugees solely quickly they usually should return to Myanmar.