Dear APPG Members,
The UK has led the way in providing support for the Rohingya crisis – the world’s fastest growing humanitarian catastrophe – by committing a further £12 million.
The UK has increased its own support for innocent families who have been forced to flee relentless violence in Burma and make the treacherous journey to Bangladesh to find refuge. This is an increase from £35 million to £47 million (US $63 million) committed since the end of August, including £5 million to match the generous donations of the UK public to the Disaster Emergency Committee appeal.
Speaking in yesterday’s Commons debate on “The persecution of the Rohingya by the Myanmar Government”, the Chair of the International Development Committee announced that members had agreed to inquire into DFID’s work in Bangladesh and Burma and would start by looking at the UK’s response to the humanitarian situation caused by the recent surge of Rohingya people fleeing from Burma to Bangladesh.
The International Development Committee has announced a new inquiry on Burma and Bangladesh, including the persecution of the Rohingya by the Myanmar Government.
Stephen Twigg MP, Chair of the International Development Committee – speaking in the House on “The persecution of the Rohingya by the Myanmar Government” – announced that the IDC had agreed to inquire into DFID’s work in Bangladesh and Burma and would start by looking at the UK’s response to the humanitarian situation for Rohingya people fleeing from Burma to Bangladesh.
At the invitation of the Myanmar Government, we visited Northern Rakhine today. We went to a number of villages in Maungdaw and Rathedaung districts and met a mixture of local communities.
This initiative by the Government of Myanmar allowed us to show support for the many people of all communities in northern Rakhine who have suffered and still feel great insecurity.
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