Yangon, 1 May 2013 – The Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator ai, Mr. Bertrand Bainvel, welcomes the release of the Report of the Rakhine State Conflict Investigation Commission to the Government of Myanmar. He acknowledges the emphasis placed on the urgent need to provide internally displaced persons (IDPs) with humanitarian assistance, and promptly improve the living conditions of the most vulnerable IDPS prior to the monsoon season. He urges the Government to take adequate measures to guarantee humanitarian workers unimpeded access to provide assistance to all affected people, as well as to take action against all forms of incitement.
Whilst the full text of the Report and its Recommendations are being reviewed by the UN in light of international Norms and Conventions, the UN Country Team in Myanmar looks forward to further working with the Government, Rakhine State communities, and international development partners to address economic and social development, as well as reconciliation and other long term concerns. ENDS
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