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Aid agencies must step up 'massively' to help Rohingya Muslims

13 Setiembre 2017, 08:42 | Crisanna Felipe

Myanmar situation example of ethnic cleansing, says UN

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Police stopped the group some distance from Myanmar's embassy.

The Nobel peace prize victor has neither acknowledged the displacement of Rohingya muslims nor condemned the violence and this has led to calls from some rights groups for the United Nations to withdraw her Nobel prize.

"These people belong to Myanmar, for 100 years or more they have stayed there. We will do all we can to ease the suffering of the Rohingya refugees".

"The government of Myanmar fully shares the concern of the worldwide community regarding the displacement and suffering of all communities affected by the latest escalation of violence ignited by the acts of terrorism", the ministry said in a statement.

Wednesday's protest was organized by an activist group, Act Now for Harmony and Democracy, and Jamaat-i-islami Hind, a political group.

A trawler carrying Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar capsized Tuesday in the Naf River on the border with Bangladesh, leaving two children dead.

The cargo has been loaded onto trucks that will bring the supplies to the refugee camps at Cox's Bazar district.

"They are in dire need of food and water", he said. He said officers with automatic rifles were keeping watch on them.

Meanwhile, the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) says it has prepared a first batch of a total of 160 tons of humanitarian aid cargo for shipment to the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh has been overwhelmed with the massive influx of Rohingya, many of whom arrived hungry and traumatized after walking for days through jungles or being packed into rickety wooden boats.

During his vist to Myanmar Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised the issues if Rohingya Muslims illegally living in India.

According to the Bangladesh government, around 3,000 Rohingya have been killed in the crackdown.

An Iranian delegation will travel to Bangladesh on Thursday with a consignment of humanitarian aid for the Muslims, hundreds of thousands of whom have crossed into Bangladesh since late August to escape a military crackdown. There is a fear that this problem in Myanmar would spread to other places.

The latest Rohingya exodus follows a similar wave a year ago in October, when a similar insurgent attack on border posts had led to an aggressive military offensive in the region resulting in the exodus of more than 80,000 Rohingyas.

The recommendations were made in a report last month by a commission led by former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan. "We can only accept them after they are verified".

While the global community's criticism is targeted toward the Myanmar government in general, the de facto leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD) government, Aung San Suu Kyi, has been singled out.

The protesters criticized Suu Kyi, asking whether she had received the Nobel Prize for promoting peace or for persecuting Rohingya.

The crisis erupted on August 25, when an insurgent Rohingya group attacked police outposts in Myanmar's Rakhine state.

The IRCS also voiced readiness to set up makeshift hospitals for the Muslim refugees in Bangladesh.

Myanmar's forces have been attacking Rohingya Muslims and torching their villages in Rakhine State since October 2016. Myanmar denies the claim, and says it is not targeting civilians, but only militants.

Bangladeshi authorities want to establish a 2,000-acre camp close to Myanmar's border to house around 250,000 Rohingya and are also planning to build facilities on a flood-prone island.

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