Military lockdown cuts off U.N. aid to strife-hit Myanmar region

Military lockdown cuts off U.N. aid to strife-hit Myanmar region
 

Violence in a Muslim-majority region of Myanmar is stopping aid agencies from delivering food and medicines, a United Nations official said on Tuesday, as security forces respond to deadly raids that the government says were inspired by Islamists.
Troops have been sweeping northern Rakhine state for more than a week, hunting an estimated 400 fighters who officials believe are members of the mostly stateless Rohingya Muslim community acting with the support of Islamists abroad.
The Myanmar military has declared the area an "operation zone" and has tightly controlled the flow of... read more

 
18 October 2016 in World News, Views: 35
Source: Reuters
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