Today marks the sixth anniversary of the violence against Rohingya communities in Rakhine, which led to mass displacement. Myanmar’s Rohingya communities have been further affected by the widespread devastation recently caused by Tropical Cyclone Mocha.
“We continue to urge the military regime to allow safe and unimpeded access to affected areas so that humanitarian aid can reach those who need it,” Australia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade said.
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Australia’s desire for a resolution of the crisis remains strong: “We continue to support Bangladesh, which hosts nearly a million displaced Rohingya, and remain committed to working with the Bangladeshi government and humanitarian community to support the Rohingya.” and to the communities that host them in Cox’s Bazar. We strongly support international efforts to hold people accountable for the atrocities committed in Myanmar.”
“We continue to urge the military regime to allow safe and unimpeded access to affected areas so that humanitarian aid can reach those who need it”
“We call on the military regime to create the necessary conditions for the voluntary, safe, dignified and sustainable return of the Rohingya to Myanmar. We continue to support the people of Myanmar in their quest for peace, human rights and a return to the path of democracy.”