United States Mission to the United Nations- New York
Office of Press and Public Diplomacy
For Immediate Release
September 18, 2017
Today, we had a productive meeting about the dire situation in Burma. However, we’re still not seeing the improvements on the ground, and we continue to hear reports of violence and suffering. People are still at risk of being attacked or killed, humanitarian aid is not reaching the people who need it, and innocent civilians are still fleeing across the border to Bangladesh. The international community is committed to seeking a solution that ends this crisis and brings peace and stability to Rakhine State and the rest of Burma. The United States continues to urge the Burmese government to end military operations, grant humanitarian access, and commit to aiding the safe return of civilians back to their homes.