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US, EU Criticize Burma for “Inhumane Environment” in Rohingya Camp

31 December 2013

The European Union and the US government have criticized the Burma government for the “inhumane environment” in Taung Paw camp in Myebon Township, Arakan State, where some 750 Rohingya Muslims are residing. In a joint statement the EU and US said the families living there faced “very poor living conditions, including lack of safe drinking water, limited healthcare services, malnutrition, and restrictions on movement outside the camp,” while local Arakan villagers “have harassed humanitarian staff and impeded access for humanitarian supplies.” The EU and US said the government should address these concerns as soon as possible and allow camp residents to travel freely.