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Showing posts with label US State Departement. Show all posts
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Thursday, March 5, 2020

United States Announces New Humanitarian Assistance for Displaced Rohingya and Members of Other Affected Communities in Bangladesh and Burma



On March 3, the United States announced more than $59 million in additional humanitarian assistance for Rohingya refugees and host communities in Bangladesh and internally displaced Rohingya and members of other affected communities in Burma. This funding will help address the emergency needs of more than 900,000 refugees in Bangladesh, many of whom are Rohingya women and children from Rakhine State, Burma, as well as the needs of Bangladeshi host communities. This funding will also provide life-saving assistance to internally displaced persons, including Rohingya, and members of other affected communities in Burma, including those affected by the fighting between the Burmese military and the Arakan Army.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

State Department Official: US Seeks Closer Military Ties with Bangladesh

Benar News
Kamran Reza Chowdhury
Dhaka
2019-11-05
Alice Wells, U.S. acting assistant secretary of state, (right) meets with Bangladeshi officials, including Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan (left) in Dhaka, as American Ambassador Earl Miller looks on, Nov. 5, 2019. [Courtesy of Bangladesh’s Ministry of Home Affairs 

The United States is seeking an expanded military relationship with Bangladesh under a security initiative that would help Dhaka build its maritime and border security capacity, Alice Wells, the U.S. acting assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asian Affairs, said here on Tuesday.

The Bay of Bengal Initiative, a new U.S. State Department program, involves foreign military financing that would build maritime and border security capacity for Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and the Maldives.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Will Congress hold those who commit and profit from genocide accountable?







The next phase of the genocide against the Rohingya ethnic minority of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, is underway. Congress can help stop it by passing a National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that incorporates what the House passed a few weeks ago — sanctions on military-controlled business conglomerates that funded the genocide and are now underwriting its cover-up.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Rohingya activist nominated as Malaysia's candidate for the US State Department award

THE Star ONLINE
Tuesday, 12 Mar 2019  

PETALING JAYA: Sharifah Shakirah, who helps improve the lives of Rohingya women in Malaysia, has been nominated as Malaysia's candidate for the US Department of State's International Women of Courage award.

In a statement, the US embassy said US Ambassador Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir will host a reception at the ambassador’s official residence on Wednesday (March 13) in conjunction with International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, which is celebrated every March in the United States.
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