Rohingya refugees walk on the muddy road after travelling over the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Teknaf, Bangladesh. Image Credit: REUTERS

Abu Dhabi: The UAE has condemned crimes and violence against Rohingya and the displacement of tens of thousands of them by the Myanmar authorities.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation reaffirmed that the UAE will continue to provide humanitarian aid to the Muslim minority in Myanmar and support efforts made to alleviate their suffering and address their humanitarian conditions.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, the ministry underlined the need for the international community to respond to the growing humanitarian crisis and encounter its grave repercussions.

It called on the United Nations and its organisations to shoulder their responsibilities and duties by intervening politically and humanly to protect Rohingya Muslims from violence, displacement and collective punishment.

The ministry said the continuing tragedy of Rohingya and their human distress are absolutely unacceptable.