Den­mark do­nates $3.2m in aid to Myan­mar

The Myanmar Times - - News - – Staff

DEN­MARK has pledged to do­nate US$3.2 mil­lion (K4.33 bil­lion) in hu­man­i­tar­ian as­sis­tance to Myan­mar, said a state­ment from the Dan­ish em­bassy in Yan­gon on Septem­ber 10.

The state­ment said the Dan­ish govern­ment has ap­proved the grant to “sup­port govern­ment led ef­forts to pro­vide hu­man­i­tar­ian as­sis­tance to all peo­ple in need in Rakhine State, in par­tic­u­lar north­ern Rakhine…”.

In co­or­di­na­tion with the govern­ment, the Red Cross Move­ment will carry out the hu­man­i­tar­ian mis­sion in ac­cor­dance with the fun­da­men­tal prin­ci­ples of the move­ment, in­clud­ing in­de­pen­dence and im­par­tial­ity, said the state­ment.

The as­sis­tance will be de­liv­ered through the In­ter­na­tional Com­mit­tee of the Red Cross (ICRC). In the af­ter­math of vi­o­lent at­tacks of Arakan Ro­hingya Sal­va­tion Army, whom govern­ment has de­clared as a ex­trem­ist ter­ror­ist or­gan­i­sa­tion.

The Mus­lims that iden­tify them­selves as Ro­hingya are not of­fi­cially recog­nised as an eth­nic group by govern­ment and refers to them as “Ben­galis”, il­le­gal im­mi­grants from Bangladesh.

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