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Rights groups say United Nations council ignores Rohingya 'cleansing'

Rights groups say United Nations council ignores Rohingya 'cleansing'

Myanmar's national leader Aung San Suu Kyi, facing outrage over ethnic violence that has forced about 370,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh, won't attend the upcoming UN General Assembly session in NY.

Myanmar says that it is engaged in a military campaign against the Rohingya in response to a series of militant attacks against its forces from Rohingya-based militia groups that began on August 25.

Ms Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who lived under house arrest for many years under a junta that ultimately gave way to an elected government, faces global criticism and pressure.

Remarkably silent throughout the current crisis has been 1991 Nobel Peace Prize victor Aung San Suu Kyi, who while she leads the nation's civilian government does not control its military.

Nearly 300,000 refugees have since fled over the border into Bangladesh's border district of Cox's Bazar, where they have given horrific accounts of the violence.

For its part, WFP is concerned about the health of women and children who are arriving in Bangladesh hungry and malnourished.

This latest violence outbreak started last October when Rohingya unsuccessfully attacked state security forces after reports emerged "that the military had been deploying an alarming number of troops to the northern part of the state, causing concern among local populations and independent observers - including the United Nations rights rapporteur to Myanmar, Yanghee Lee - that the heightened security measures could further inflame tensions". There is no Rohingya amongst Myanmar's ethnicities.

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Authorities have denied that the security forces, or Buddhist civilians, have been setting the fires, and have blamed the insurgents. Others said they were attacked by Buddhist mobs.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency in the Hungarian capital Budapest, Deputy Prime Minister Recep Akdag said he had asked WHO General Director Tedros Adhanom for their support in facilitating Turkey's plans to set up shelters and camps for Rohingya refugees inside Myanmar and Bangladesh, Anadolu Agency reports.

The ongoing actions of Myanmar's armed forces, which are believed to have intensified following the August attacks, are a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing," United Nations human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said Monday.

The funding comes on top of the €12 million announced in May 2017 when commissioner Stylianides visited Rakhine state in Myanmar.

"While I had hoped the NDAA could contribute to positive reform in Burma, I can no longer support expanding military-to-military cooperation given the worsening humanitarian crisis and human rights crackdown against the Rohingya people", McCain said in a statement. Refugees say the security operation is aimed at pushing Rohingya out of Myanmar.

The UN Security Council is due to meet on Wednesday to discuss the crisis.


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