NEW YORK : US government has announced humanitarian aid worth $ 32 million to Rohingya Muslim refugees .This is the first time that Trump administration announced help for the displaced Rohingya Muslims who are sheltered in Bangladesh .This aid will be for the urgent needs of more than 4 lakh refugees who fled after the Myanmar army’s genocide and violence against them .
A US state department press release announced that this support for Rohingya Muslims was announced during the 72nd UN General Assembly in New York .The main theme of this General assembly has been bolstering support for humanitarian assistance to the ongoing emergencies , in particular fro refugees and the communities that host them , the press released said .
The reports said that US government has appreciated the efforts of Bangladesh government to provide shelter and assistance to the displaced Rohingya Muslim refugees.
The US government applauded the humanitarian aid provided at Bangladesh refugee camps and hoped that such aids will reach to all people in need .
While announcing the aid , the US government also called upon the Myanmar government and all other parties of the conflicts to allow for unfettered humanitarian access to people in Rakhine state .
The US government also encouraged the other countries to contribute in providing additional humanitarian help for affected people .It is said that this $32 million aid has been provided for food , medical care , water , sanitation and shelter for the refugees .
A report in Bangladesh media reported that US joined the growing chorus of international condemnation of Myanmar army and government over the plight of Rohingya Muslim minority community.
The report also said that Rohingya problem has threatened to jeopardize the US aid to Myanmar which former US President Obama initiated towards democracy in Myanmar after 5 decades of harsh military rule .The Bangladesh sources said that US President Trump has been less attentive to Burma .