United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Myanmar (a.i)
Mr. Toily Kurbanov
(Yangon, 27 March 2014) I am deeply concerned about the attacks starting 25 March 2014 on UN and INGO premises in Sittwe by unidentified groups of demonstrators.
I call upon the Government to ensure the protection of the humanitarian and development community in Rakhine State. The United Nations and its partners remain determined to continue providing life-saving humanitarian assistance.
I reiterate concern that any reduction of humanitarian presence could negatively affect the protection of vulnerable people.
I urge the authorities to ensure an appropriate response is provided and perpetrators are held accountable.