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Posts Tagged ‘UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office’ (2 found)

Hugo Swire Raises Concerns with Burmese Ambassador

Foreign Office Minister for Asia Hugo Swire has urged Burma to act swiftly to tackle the root causes of the humanitarian crisis in South East Asia, with thousands of people stranded at sea in desperate conditions […]

May 19, 2015  •  By UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Joint FCO-DFID Call for Urgent Restoration Humanitarian Access to all Communities in Rakhine State. Mr Swire Summons Burmese Ambassador

We continue to be gravely concerned by the situation in Rakhine State, Burma. The already dire humanitarian situation has deteriorated following the expulsion of Médecins Sans Frontières in February, and violence against the offices and residences of humanitarian aid workers in March, leading to the forced cessation of critical humanitarian relief operations. As a result, hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people in Rakhine, mainly from the Rohingya community, are not receiving vital medical and humanitarian aid […]

April 7, 2014  •  By UK Department for International Development and UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤