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    US mission to visit Bangladesh

    By KPN

    Dhaka, Bangladesh: US mission is to visit Bangladesh tomorrow to discuss the US role in the assisting the refugees after currently visiting the Arakan State of Burma, said a reliable source.

    “US visited the Arakan State to see conditions of the Rohingyas in the post sectarian violence and then they will arrive in Dhaka on September 11.”

    Diplomatic sources said a fact-finding mission comprising four senior officials of the US Department of State went to Burma on September 8 and are expected to pay a three-day visit to Dhaka and Cox’s Bazar.
    They are: Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Joseph Y Yun, Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Ms Alyssa Ayres, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration Kelly Clements, and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labour Daniel Baer.
    The team will hold talks with government officials and representatives of international organizations regarding the role of the US in helping improve the living conditions of the Rohingya refugees.
    According to the program schedule, US Ambassador in Dhaka Dan W Mozena will also accompany the visiting team during their inspection at the Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar.
    According to sources, the US team discussed with Burmese government officials how to ensure long-term peace, security and humanitarian aid for the Rohingya population.
    Besides, the mission intends to discuss the issue with diplomats of various countries to seek their suggestions for an effective solution to the Rohingya problems, foreign ministry sources said.
    In June, Rohingya Muslims were attacked by police, Hluntin (riot police), Nasaka (Burma’s border security force) along with Moghs (Rakhines). Thousands of Rohingya Muslims were killed and missing by them and also many Rohingya populations were left homeless.
    In Maungdaw Township, over 500 Rohingyas were shot dead, over 1,000 arrested, 200 nearly women and girls were raped.  The security forces and RNDP members used Hindus to bury dead bodies of Rohingya people. The exact figure is not available because Rohingya people are kept in their houses, so they are not  able to go out from the house to get information, said a schoolmaster on condition of anonymity.
    It is fabricated report which was announced by the Burmese government that officially, only 80 people were killed, mostly Rohingyas, while 70,000 people became homeless.
    Countless Rohingya Muslims attempted to enter Bangladesh to escape persecution but most of them were pushed back to Burma by the Border Guard Bangladesh. Some people were dead by sinking boats in the sea.
    On September 5, the Canadian High Commissioner visited to Kutupalong registered refugee camp and observed the situation of Rohingya refugees.