New Myanmar Rakhine violence could escalate rapidly, warns top UN relief official

9 January 2019

Securing access to thousands of people affected by fighting in Myanmar’s Rakhine state is a priority for the United Nations, the organization’s top relief official in the country told UN News on Wednesday.

Amid clashes between Arakan Army separatists and the Myanmar military - which is sending more troops to the area - Acting Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator for Myanmar, Knut Ostby, told Daniel Johnson that there could be a “quite immediate escalation” of the situation, before calling for all sides “to find a peaceful solution” to the crisis.

Audio Credit:
Daniel Johnson, UN News - Geneva
Audio Duration:
6'45"

 

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