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Australia was closely monitoring the situation and was supporting Bangladesh in responding to impacts of the coronavirus in its refugee camps.
The country’s northwest has been embroiled in an increasingly brutal civil war between Myanmar’s military and Arakan Army rebels demanding more autonomy for the state’s ethnic Rakhine population.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly condemned the attack. He called for “a full and transparent investigation” and for the perpetrators to be brought to justice, his spokesman said in a statement.
The attack came amid increasing calls for a global ceasefire and protection for civilians displaced by the pandemic.
The economic toll brought on by the pandemic could leave people at risk of forced labour in factories, in the fields or at sea, especially when there is little in the way of state support.
BANGKOK POST EDITORIAL – 3 MAY 2020 Day by day, the effects of coronavirus on society’s most marginalised are laid … More