U.S. to support Bangladesh in dealing with refugee crisis

U.S. to support Bangladesh in dealing with refugee crisis

U.S. to support Bangladesh in dealing with refugee crisis

Earlier on Friday, the United Nations refugee agency said that the Rohingya people have still been fleeing to Bangladesh from the restive Rakhine state of Myanmar and they reside in the areas that are at high risk of landslides and flooding. "One is an ICC [International Criminal Court] referral".

She said the Security Council wanted to assist the Myanmar government in reaching agreements with United Nations agencies quickly for an unconditional return of the refugees in security and safety.

The Security Council delegates met Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the military commander-in-chief Sr Gen Min Aung Hlaing on Monday.

"I would like to pay tribute to my colleagues who prepared this visit, especially the previous Presidency, Peru, and Kuwait, which initiated our preparation as well as the United Kingdom for a very substantial contribution to this visit", she said.

At a news conference after the inspection, Britain's ambassador to the UN, Karen Pierce, said the delegation told Aung San Suu Kyi that the truth about the suspected violence against Rohingya Muslims must be made clear, by an global organ or the Myanmar government conducting a credible investigation.

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The UNSC delegation said they expect to see progress in Myanmar's repatriation of refugees displaced during the violence in Rakhine over the past two years.

Since then, Washington has been conducing an examination that could be used to prosecute the armed forces for crimes against humanity.

"We need to question him more", Judge Ye Lwin told Police Captain Myo Lwin, one of the officers who had escorted the two journalists to the courthouse, at the end of the proceedings. He said he did not believe the Trump administration would pay serious attention to the findings.

At the time of their arrest, the reporters had been working on an investigation into the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslim men and boys in a village in western Myanmar's Rakhine state.

Hasina reiterated her call to the worldwide community, including the U.S., to continue mounting strong pressure on the Myanmar government to take back its nationals from Bangladesh.

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"We already have a top-level connection between Myanmar and the USA, to discuss how to solve the Rakhine crisis, including these cases", he said, referring to the alleged atrocities. Rohingya insurgent attacks on Rakhine security posts led to the military operation that Myanmar deemed a legitimate response.

The U.N.'s 15 permanent envoys spent two days in Myanmar to assess the situation on the ground in Rakhine state amid a program to begin repatriating Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh.

Bernicat informed Hasina that USAID president Mark Green and CEO of the Carter Center and former ambassador Marry Ann Peters will visit Bangladesh soon to see the plight of Rohingyas.

They apparently were targeted by the authorities due to their work on the Rakhine crisis, a very sensitive subject that has brought the government worldwide criticism.

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