Denmark donates $3.2m in aid to Myanmar
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.