Burma: Troubled Rakhine state invites aid groups to returnBy AP News Jul 24, 2014 8:37PM UTC
YANGON, Burma (AP) — Authorities in Burma’s Rakhine state say international aid organizations are welcome to return to the area they left in April after Buddhist mobs disrupted their work helping displaced Rohingya Muslims.
A state government announcement in Thursday’s New Light of Burma newspaper said the move followed a meeting in June between officials and aid agencies to discuss a peace plan.
The announcement specifically invited Médecins Sans Frontières, which had been kicked out in February after it publicized alleged attacks on Rohingyas.
No details were provided of how the groups’ security could be assured.
A human rights envoy from the U.N., which has criticized the government, has been visiting Burma on a fact-finding mission.