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EU requests humanitarian access to Rohingya

“I am following the dramatic developments in Rakhine State and at the border region in Bangladesh closely. The European Union has raised its concerns as recently as last Friday in direct contacts with Myanmar government members” – said the EU top diplomat Federica Mogherini commenting on a situation in a statement.

‘… The priority now is to obtain immediate humanitarian access again, and to address in parallel the root causes of the conflict by implementing the Annan Advisory Commission recommendations to this end. On both accounts we were reassured that there will be implementing steps this week, which I expect to happen” – the statement continued.

Mogherini also insured that her European External Action Service in in contact with Bangladeshi authorities and are “stepping up our humanitarian engagement” there.

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