Friday, 16 April 2021 02:23 GMT

EU to grant Myanmar financial aid


( MENAFN ) On Monday, the European Commission affirmed that it has decided to provide Myanmar with fresh humanitarian aid worth USD9.8 million to help improve the conditions of the people who are affected by the aggression there.

Christos Stylianides, commissioner for humanitarian aid and civil protection stated, "The situation in Myanmar goes beyond the plight of the Rohingya refugees. We cannot forget the victims in Myanmar who have been displaced from their homes due to the on-going violence in the country. The protection of civilians continues to be a top priority for the EU".

Shan and Rakhine emphasized that Stylianides stated that the aid main purpose is to protect those most weak that are deprived of basic rights, especially those living in Kachin.

He added in a statement issued by the European Commission, "All parties to the conflict must respect international humanitarian law and grant unrestricted humanitarian access to all parts of the country".

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