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UAE pledges $7mn for Rohingya minority

UAE pledges $7mn for Rohingya minority

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  25 Oct 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Geneva, Oct 24: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has pledged $7 million to support efforts aimed at easing the suffering of the Rohingya Muslim minority and improving their living conditions. The announcement was made on Monday at the “Pledging Conference on the Rohingya Refugee Crisis” at the UN headquarters here.

Minister of State Maitha bint Salem Al Shamsi expressed her appreciation to Bangladesh for its humanitarian stances following the mass exodus of over 600,00 Rohingya fleeing violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.

The UAE asserted the need for the intertiol community to take a unified stance and immediate action to stop these practices, and hold those responsible for them accountable, she remarked. The minister affirmed that UAE will continue to monitor and follow-up on the condition of the Rohingya and support the efforts of intertiol organisations fulfilling their humanitarian duty. (IANS)

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