United Nations seeks 'massive' help for Rohingya fleeing Myanmar 'ethnic cleansing'

United Nations seeks 'massive' help for Rohingya fleeing Myanmar 'ethnic cleansing'

United Nations seeks 'massive' help for Rohingya fleeing Myanmar 'ethnic cleansing'

Since late August over 400,000 Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar to escape a government offensive, according to United Nations estimates.

He would also visit Sittwe, the state capital, and meet the governor of Rakhine, the state government secretary, Tin Maung Swe, told Reuters, but the north of the state, where the conflict erupted on August 25 would be off limits.

"The police and the administration will do their utmost to ensure that the Rohingya refugees do not reach the rest of the mainland".

"We have set up 27 check posts in Bandarban, Khagrachhari, Rangamati and Chittagong districts to contain the spread".

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The International Organisation of Migration or IOM, which manages the ISCG portal, said the figure was based on unverified estimations from consolidated field reports of the agencies working in Cox's Bazar.

The UN says almost 400,000 Rohingya have been forced across the border in Bangladesh, raising concerns of a humanitarian crisis.

Ms Swaraj said the Indian government was trying to create a pressure bilaterally and multilaterally on Myanmar to stop the "persecution" of Rohingya Muslims as well as take back the refugees who have taken shelter in Bangladesh.

"According to our estimates, 409 000 refugees rohingyas arrived in Bangladesh from the 25th of August", announced Joseph Tripua High commissioner for refugees (UNHCR) of the united nations. While the extent of damage could not be verified, due to access restrictions by the government, "they are likely to have burned down whole villages".

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At least 26 villages had been hit by arson attacks in the Rohingya majority region, the rights group said, with patches of grey ash picked up in photos marking the spot where homes had once stood.

While Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is the de facto leader of the country, its the generals who continue to control national security policy.

Vaezi noted that Myanmar army troops kill Muslim men, take women and children into custody and set fire to their homes.

The generals still control national security policy but nevertheless, Suu Kyi has been widely criticised overseas for not stopping or condemning the violence.

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Thousands of people demonstrated after Friday prayers in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, to denounce the treatment of the Rohingya.

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