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U.S. urges Myanmar to stop offensive, allow civilians to return
September 18, 2017 / 9:41 PM / 3 months ago

U.S. urges Myanmar to stop offensive, allow civilians to return

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States urged the Myanmar government on Monday to end military operations in Rakhine state, grant humanitarian access, and commit to aiding the safe return of civilians to their homes, said U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley.

A Rohingya refugee carries a baby through a swollen water stream in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh September 18, 2017. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

“People are still at risk of being attacked or killed, humanitarian aid is not reaching the people who need it, and innocent civilians are still fleeing across the border to Bangladesh,” Haley said in a statement.

Haley’s remarks came after she attended a ministerial meeting hosted by British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Myanmar on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly.

Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Editing by Mary Milliken

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