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The United States says that the humanitarian situation in Myanmar is getting worse.

The United States says that the humanitarian situation in Myanmar is getting worse.

On August 24, the State Department of the United States announced that due to the rise in violence throughout Myanmar, the humanitarian situation has worsened, especially among minority ethnic groups, including the Rohingya. This is stated in a press release on August 25, the sixth anniversary of genocide against Rohingya.


In this statement, the United States stands with the victims and survivors and reaffirms its commitment to pursue justice and accountability for the atrocities committed by the Myanmar military. He said that he is especially grateful not only to the Government and the people of Bangladesh for giving shelter and refuge to nearly one million Rohingya but also to other countries in the region hosting Rohingya refugees. According to the statement, since 2017, the U.S. government has provided more than $2.1 billion in aid to Rohingya refugees. On August 25, 2017, Myanmar's military launched a brutal operation in Rakhine State, forcing nearly a million Rohingya to flee to Bangladesh.


On August 25, today, the Military Council is set to submit their appeal to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague regarding the allegations of genocide against the Rohingya by the Gambia against the Myanmar Military.


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