The UK government”s total aid to Rohingya refugees halfway through this financial year is £16.9 million, which represents an 85% cut since 2019-2020, reports Mizzima.
“Over one million people, the majority of whom are children, are at risk of severe malnutrition and even death. The attempted military coup in Burma makes return of Rohingya to their homeland impossible in the short term. Genocide survivors are left to go increasingly hungry and desperate,” said Karin Valtersson, Campaigns Officer at Burma Campaign UK.
“Their choice is risking death in the camps, risking death at sea or risking death in Burma. James Cleverly and Andrew Mitchell could help make their lives more bearable in the camps until they can return to their land in Burma in genuine safety, but are choosing not to.”