"We have already provided counseling and psychological support to more than 10,000 women and deployed mid-wives to help provide care to over 53,000 women. Together with our international partners, we will increase our support for those who have been a victim of these heinous acts," Hunt said during the first day of his working visit to Myanmar, as quoted on the government's official website.
Hunt added that more experts of the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative would be sent to Myanmar, while methods of evidence gathering and coordination mechanism would be improved.
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The foreign secretary further stressed that his team was also "exploring options to increase psychosocial support."
On August 25 in 2017, around 700,000 Rohingya Muslims left Myanmar after the country's authorities launched an offensive in the Rakhine state in response to an attack by Rohingya insurgents on security posts in the area.
Since then, Rohingya people have been suffering from brutal atrocities, including mass killings and sexual violence. The situation also prompted an acute humanitarian crisis in Bangladesh.