Australia commits $5 million to Rohingya crisis

Julie Bishop AAP) Source: AAP

Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop says Australia will provide up to $5 million to help respond to the humanitarian crisis in Myanmar and Bangladesh.

Australia has committed up to $5 million to the Rohingya humanitarian crisis and is calling for Myanmar's authorities to show "restraint" and protect civilian life.

The United Nations estimates more than 270,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled the country for Bangladesh in recent weeks.

Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop on Saturday said Australia was deeply concerned by the escalating violence in Myanmar's Rakhine State and would would provide up to $5 million to help respond to the crisis.

Source AAP

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