U.S. Officials Examine Longer Term Response To Rohingya Refugee Crisis, Myanmar’s Political Future

Devex: Shaken by Myanmar’s retreat from democracy, U.S. aid leaders ponder next steps
“…The USAID administrator [Mark Green] told Devex in June that he would be working to craft a longer term response to the Rohingya crisis — USAID has given roughly $300 million in humanitarian assistance … For U.S. officials who have worked to support an open, democratic Myanmar, the country’s descent into division stands as a frustrating — if not altogether unforeseeable — example of the fickle nature of democratic transitions, and the critical need to ensure that democratic participation is a long-term project undertaken by entire populations, not just a select few…” (Igoe, 7/18).

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