Red Cross fills UN void in Myanmar’s violence-torn region

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The Red Cross organisations are scaling up operations in Myanmar’s violence-riven north-west, after the United Nations had to suspend activities there following government suggestions that its agency had supported Rohingya insurgents.

While the world has focused on Bangladesh, where some 290,000 Rohingya have fled an army crackdown on the militants in two weeks, a serious humanitarian crisis is also unfolding on the Myanmar side, aid workers say.

Thousands of displaced people have been stranded or left without food for weeks.

The flight of the Rohingya began on Aug 25...


Red Cross fills UN void in Myanmar’s violence-torn region


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