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HRW Slams Bangladesh's 'Cruel' Rohingya Policy

24 August 2012

Human Rights Watch has strongly condemned the Bangladesh government’s policy of restricting aid to Rohingya refugees, calling it “cruel and inhumane.” In a statement released on Thursday, the New York-based rights group accused Dhaka of “trying to make conditions for Rohingya refugees already living in Bangladesh so awful that people fleeing brutal abuses in neighboring Burma will stay home.” Last month, Bangladesh ordered three international charities—Doctors Without Borders, Action Against Hunger and Muslim Aid UK—to stop giving aid to the Rohingya to discourage a fresh influx.