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12:00 AM, November 17, 2012 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, November 17, 2012

Let int'l NGOs help Rohingyas: US official

A visiting top US official yesterday urged Dhaka to allow international NGOs to provide "humanitarian aid" to Rohingyas taking refugee in Bangladesh.
US Under Secretary of State Maria Otero for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights however thanked Bangladesh for giving shelter to Rohingyas, a persecuted minority from western Myanmar.
She said the "Rohingya issue is complicated" and that collective regional efforts were necessary to find a solution to it. In this connection, the US is ready to help Myanmar, Bangladesh and other countries affected by Rohingya displacement, she told a press briefing at Cox's Bazar Airport.
Otero visited Rohingya refugee facilities at Kutupalong and talked to local public officials and representatives. She arrived in Bangladesh on a three-day visit on Thurs-day to discuss on the Rohingya situation, among others.
The government banned three international NGOs in Cox's Bazar in August for encouraging Rohingya influx.

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