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Nadel calls for UN intervention in Myanmar

16 Setiembre 2017
Nadel calls for UN intervention in Myanmar

"They have to keep moving", Yasin said.

The council condemned the violence and called for humanitarian aid workers to be able to reach those in need in Rakhine state.

Myanmar has denied the allegations.

Suu Kyi isn't technically the president.

The government claims it is fighting a terrorist insurgency, targeting terrorists suspected of masterminding an attack on police posts in late August. Bangladesh's Road Transport Minister Obaidul Quader received the materials from Indian High Commissioner Harsh Vardhan Shringla after an Indian aircraft carrying the assistance landed at southeastern port city of Chittagong.

UN officials acknowledge they were taken by surprise by the scale of the exodus.

The Myanmar military fought back, leading to violence in which hundreds of people were killed and tens of thousands were forced to flee from their homes.

Earlier this week, the Trump administration called for protection of civilians.

The Egyptian delegation which took part in the meeting said Egypt will spare no effort to prod the international role into playing its ethical role towards Rohingya Muslims to prevent further escalation in the stalemate which poses threat to international peace and security.

He added that Myanmar has problems not just in Rahkine State, but in Karen, Kachin, and Shan.

The South African government has expressed deep concern over the situation.

Philippe Bolopion is deputy director of global advocacy at Human Rights Watch.

"Ethnic cleansing" is not recognized as an independent crime under international law, the U.N. Office on Genocide Prevention says, but it has been used in U.N. resolutions and acknowledged in judgments and indictments of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

However, some inputs indicate that around 40,000 Rohingyas are staying in India illegally and the Rohingyas are largely located in Jammu, Hyderabad, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi-NCR and Rajasthan. The refugees are fleeing the country with after fresh security operation looting and burning villages and killing men, women and children.

But the refugees tell a different story.

A second flight, donated by the United Arab Emirates, has also landed in Bangladesh, carrying about 2,000 family tents.

"Satellite detection of multiple active fires on Sept. 11 and 13 suggest that villages in new areas of Maungdaw township are now being targeted for destruction". Caty Weaver was the editor.