UK doubles donations for Rohingya refugees


PV Desk : The UK pledges extra help for the victims of the Burmese military’s atrocities by “doubling” donations made by the British public to the cause.
In the last month alone, more than half a million men, women and children from Myanmar have fled their homeland and made the perilous journey to neighbouring Bangladesh to seek refuge.
The UK government has already given £30 million to provide lifesaving food, water, shelter and healthcare to victims of the violence.
On Wednesday, the UK government said Britain continues to take a leading role in responding to the crisis as the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) has launched its emergency appeal for people fleeing Burma.
“The UK will double all donations up to £3 million, meaning even more aid is available for those in need,” it said in a statement.