Rohingya exodus to Bangladesh exceeds 400000 — UN

UN says Myanmar violence is ethnic cleansing as Rohingya exodus continues

UN says Myanmar violence is ethnic cleansing as Rohingya exodus continues

"These are very vulnerable people who have crossed the border, who've, as we said, are hungry and are malnourished and deserve to be helped", he said.

One of the dozens of boats carrying Rohingya to the Bangladeshi border town of Teknaf capsized on Thursday and at least two people drowned, police said.

According to United Nations estimates, more than 380,000 Rohingya refugees have reached Bangladesh since August 25.

"Bangladesh wants to maintain peace and good relations with its neighboring countries, but it cannot accept unjust acts of the Myanmar government".

The Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar have long faced severe discrimination and were the targets of violence in 2012 that killed hundreds and drove about 140,000 people from their homes to camps for the internally displaced.

While "the true number of fires and extent of property destruction is likely to be much higher", Amnesty also says that satellite images form mixed ethnic areas show that non-Rohingya areas "appear to have been left untouched". The government considers the insurgents a terrorist group.

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He claims the "military and police" are "attacking" and "slaughtering" groups as they attempt to flee.

The Constitution of India gives right to equality and that applies to refugees as well, Owaisi said.

The 15-member Security Council met behind closed doors on Wednesday, at the request of Sweden and Britain, to discuss the crisis for the second time since it began and agreed to publicly condemn the situation.

"India's position is same as Bangladesh's over the Rohingya issue".

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed his deep concern about the situation in Myanmar's Rakhine State on Rohingya Muslims and other ethnic minorities in a phone call with Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi. The refugees are fleeing the country with after fresh security operation looting and burning villages and killing men, women and children.

British Ambassador Matthew Rycroft added that it was the first time in nine years that the Security Council was able to agree on a common stance on Myanmar.

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