US to press Myanmar for safe Rohingya repatriation

United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:01am on September 08, 2018


Rohingya refugees walks along the refugee camp during rain in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, July 25, 2018. — Reuters file photo

The United States said that it would continue to press Myanmar to create the conditions necessary to allow safe, voluntary and dignified return of Rohingyas to their homes in Myanmar from Bangladesh.
It also said that it would continue to work closely with Bangladesh, United Nation agencies, and international partners to meet the urgent needs of the Rohingya.
‘It’s clear the crisis requires sustained efforts,’ said Earl Miller, nominee to be US ambassador to Bangladesh at a hearing at senate committee on foreign relations recently.
He, according to his statement, said that Bangladesh faced significant challenges that they could work together to address in partnership.
‘One is the Rohingya crisis. The numbers are staggering with Bangladesh hosting nearly one million refugees from Rakhine state in Myanmar,’ he said.
Miller said that they were deeply appreciative of the generosity of the Bangladesh government and people who had opened their borders and hearts to a Rohingya community that had suffered greatly.
‘The United States, as always, is doing its part. We’re the largest donor addressing this humanitarian crisis providing $204 million since August of last year. We’re grateful for Congress’ funding and continuing support,’ he said.