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On a visit to Bangladesh, Ms Mordaunt met refugees living in camps in the fishing port of Cox's Bazar.She said: "This looks like ethnic cleansing."The Burmese military must end this inhumane violence and guarantee unrestricted humanitarian access so aid can reach those in need in Burma."Any return of families to their homes must be safe, voluntary and dignified."
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The Rohingya claim that they are being forced out of their villages by the state's military, whereas the state says the refugees and Muslim militants are burning their own homes.Read more on what sparked the violence in Rakhine.
The money will also be used to provide sanitary products, female-only bathing cubicles and counselling for 2,000 survivors of sexual violence and 10,000 women suffering the trauma of war.A separate ?12m aid package, which will be spread across multiple countries to help protect women from sexual and gender-based violence, was also announced."The countless stories of sexual violence I have heard from Rohingya women and girls are truly shocking and the high rates of this crime across the world are a global scandal," Ms Mordaunt said.
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