We all share the sense of horror at what is happening to the largely Muslim Rohingyas in Myanmar, and I want to thank all those constituents and citizens who have contacted us to raise their concern.
The international community cannot sit by while a Noble Peace Prize laureate oversees what the UN has called “textbook ethnic cleansing”. These crimes must stop.
We also know that words are not enough, and mass atrocities like this go on despite diplomatic statements and resolutions. The EU needs a robust joined up strategy for dealing with situations like this around the world, to apply real pressure to stop the violence, and to work together with international partners and grassroots anti racist organisations to bring perpetrators to justice.