Embassy Statement on Attack on WHO in Rakhine

The United States condemns the attack on a clearly marked World Health Organization vehicle in Rakhine State on April 20, which resulted in the death of one WHO employee and the wounding of a health worker. These two individuals were courageous Myanmar citizens who were transporting COVID-19 tests as part of an effort to protect all people of the country from this deadly virus. We urge the authorities to launch a full investigation and bring the perpetrators to justice.