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Restrictions On International Aid In West Myanmar Exacerbates Growing Health Crisis

Reuters: Rohingya health crisis in west Myanmar after aid groups forced out
“…In February, Myanmar’s government expelled the main aid group providing health to more than half a million Rohingya in Rakhine State — Médecins Sans Frontières-Holland (MSF-H) … The government had pledged to allow most NGOs to return to full operation after the end of Buddhist New Year celebrations this month. But so far only food distribution by the World Food Programme has returned to normal, and Rakhine community leaders in the state government’s Emergency Coordination Center have imposed conditions on others wanting to go back…” (Bedford, 4/28).

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