Global Relief Group Says Radicals Blocking Aid in Myanmar

Humanitarian charity Doctors Without Borders says threats from radical Buddhist groups in Myanmar are preventing workers from providing medical care for victims of sectarian clashes in the country’s Rakhine State, writes The New York Times.

“Our own staff are simply scared and unwilling to work after receiving direct threats,” said Joe Belliveau, operations manager for Doctors Without Borders.

Violence directed against the Muslim minority in the region on the Bangladesh border has killed dozens of people and forced more than 100,000 to flee their homes since June.

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