India on Tuesday outlined a number of initiatives it has taken up to deal with the situation.
Rohingya refugee crisis: At UNHRC, India on Tuesday outlined a number of initiatives it has taken up to deal with the situation. Rajiv K Chander, India’s permanent representative to UN said the country has extended the humanitarian release to Bangladesh government to support it to meet refugees’ needs, ANI reported. He also told UNHRC that India has recently agreed with Myanmar to provide financial and technical assistance in order to deal with the crisis.
“India recently agreed with Myanmar to provide financial and technical assistance to identify projects to undertake in Rakhine, specifically those agreements to undertake infrastructure&socio-economic projects,” Chander was quoted as saying. The Indian diplomat made it a point that only long-term solution to the situation in Rakhine is socio-economic and infrastructure development.
Earlier in the day, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said that her country is ready for an international scrutiny in the ongoing crisis. Suu Kyi said that even with an estimated 412,000 Rohingya fleeing to Bangladesh in less than a month as their villages burned and hundreds were killed, the “great majority” of Muslims within the conflict zone stayed and that “more than 50 per cent of their villages were intact.”
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Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace laureate, had her global image damaged by violence since Rohingya insurgents attacked Myanmar security forces on August 25. The Rohingya Muslims fled their villages and moved to Bangladesh in the military crackdown that followed. It was reported that any of their villages were in flames when they left.