UN Security Council members have special obligation to resolving Rohingya crisis: Mike Pompeo

The US stressed on the UN Security Council’s five permanent members’ obligations in ending the violence in Myanmar as it announced $200 million new funding for the Rohingyas.

“In particular, P5 members of the UN Security Council have a special obligation to contribute to ending violence and aiding the victims of violence,” said US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the donors’ conference for the Rohingyas co-hosted by the US, UK, EU and UNHCR Thursday night.

He said the US is working with its partners to stop the cycle of violence in Rakhine State, including by cooperating to end the trafficking of weapons and narcotics that have contributed to instability for so long.

Pompeo said the US recognises the significant contributions of other regional partners and encourages continued responsiveness to the needs of Rohingya refugees.

“Together, we strive to develop a multifaceted approach to resolve this humanitarian crisis in line with international humanitarian principles.”

Pompeo said as a part of the US’ global leadership in humanitarian diplomacy, it continues to call on Burma to provide unhindered and sustained humanitarian access to anyone requiring assistance.

The United States will continue to advocate for a sustainable solution that creates the conditions for the voluntary, safe, dignified, and sustainable return of Rohingya refugees and other displaced persons to their places of origin or to a place of their choosing, the US Secretary of State said.

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