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Uzbekistan Extends a Helping Hand to the Refugees of Myanmar

The government of Uzbekistan decided to send humanitarian aid to meet the needs of refugees from Myanmar, the press office of the Uzbek Foreign Ministry reported.

Uzbekistan is concerned to learn of the current situation in Myanmar, in particular, receive information about the facts of violence, which is subjected to the Muslim minority in the country.

“Based on the principles enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN Charter, as well as the goals and objectives of the Charter of the OIC, Uzbekistan condemns all acts of violence and calls for strict maintenance of every person of all rights and freedoms regardless of race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. In this regard, we call upon the authorities of Myanmar to take all necessary measures to stop and prevent violence against innocent Muslims, to resolve problems exclusively by peaceful means,” the Foreign Ministry noted.

Due to the outbreak of violence in the western state of Rakhine in neighboring Bangladesh over the past two weeks, at least 146 thousand people fled, reports Reuters referring to the data of UN observers. At the same time, the total number of refugees from Myanmar to Bangladesh reached 223 thousand since October last year, when an outbreak of violence was also recorded in the region. Then Islamist militants carried out a series of attacks on the positions of the security agencies in Rakhine, which led to military operations in the region.
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