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Japan offers $3.5 million to help Rohingya boat people

Japan has offered a $3.5 million to help the Rohingya boat people who have fled Myanmar

 

Japan has offered a $3.5 million to help the Rohingya boat people who have fled Myanmar where they faced severe discrimination.

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Japan remained committed to helping national reconciliation efforts on various fronts in Asia, including between Myanmar’s government and “ethnic minority groups”.

The money will go to providing food and shelter as well as to fund data analysis of their maritime movements, the foreign ministry said.

The Muslim Rohingya complain of systematic discrimination and mistreatment by Myanmar’s Buddhist-majority government, which refuses to even recognise them as citizens.

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