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EC Urges Burma to Give Rohingya Citizenship

27 August 2012

The European Commission (EC) has urged Burma to give the Rohingya citizenship, a senior EC official told Bangladesh’s Food and Disaster Management Minister Abdur Razzaque on Sunday, according to Bangladeshi news reports. Esko Kentrschynskyj, the director general of the EC’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection office’s Director General, said the EC has been maintaining contacts to address the Rohingya issue. Bangladesh has come under fire for refusing to assist Rohingya fleeing from recent violence in Burma, where they are regarded as illegal migrants from Bangladesh.