Spokesperson Statement on the MCRS Attack

The United States condemns the attack on a Myanmar Red Cross Society convoy in northern Shan State on February 17, which injured two humanitarian staff. Attacks on humanitarian workers, who often put themselves at personal risk to provide life-saving services to people in need, are unacceptable. We honor the brave work of the MRCS team, and of all others providing services to those in need in Kokang and throughout the country, and call on all parties to allow the safe passage and full protection of humanitarian staff in accordance with international humanitarian standards. We likewise call on all parties to ensure the protection of civilians and their safe passage out of conflict areas.  Read More