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Govt Restrictions Put Thousands at Risk: MSF

29 May 2013

Thousands of people have been deprived of basic health care due to restrictions imposed by the Burmese government on Rohingya Muslims, according to a report released by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF). Ronald Kremer, the aid group’s emergency coordinator in Arakan State, said in a statement published in New York on Tuesday that around 140,000 people face severe hardships due to the restrictions. A lack of medical facilities for Muslims confined to camps following last year’s communal clashes with ethnic Arakanese Buddhists was “having a detrimental impact on people’s health,” he said.