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EP calls on Myanmar authorities to stop ethnic cleansing of Rohingyas

The European Parliament (EP) Thursday adopted a resolution urging Myanmar authorities to stop their campaign of ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims, including the systematic burning of refugees’ homes and sexual violence against women and girls.

It also urges Myanmar and Bangladesh to ensure the safety of Rohingya refugees on their territories and to guarantee safe, voluntary and dignified return of those who want to go back to their land.

The resolution calls on Myanmar and Bangladesh authorities to tackle forced prostitution, human trafficking, child marriage, partner violence and sexual exploitation and abuse in refugee camps.

It also stresses the importance of providing adequate education to children living in camps, in their own language.

The resolution was adopted by show of hands.

Source: Kuwait News Agency