UN: Rohingya fleeing Myanmar cross 400000

UN says Myanmar violence is ethnic cleansing as Rohingya exodus continues

UN says Myanmar violence is ethnic cleansing as Rohingya exodus continues

The sites also make it easier for aid workers to identify which children have traveled alone or have been separated from their families.

The violence is still raging, and at least 110 people are so far confirmed dead while at least 18,500 Rohingya have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh, according to the International Organization for Migration.

Saleh Diego director for NCJP Karachi said, it is the sad that religious persecution of Rohingya community is going unabated.

Myanmar army has burnt over 60 villages and destroyed more than 900 buildings of Rohingya Muslims in the country's western state, an international rights body said in a statement Friday.

The prime minister also urged the local government to care for the sick and wounded and to ensure that they receive proper medical care.

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.

Last week, Myanmar said it was negotiating with Russia and China to block any statements from the council, but both countries supported Wednesday's condemnation of the violence.

A crackdown by Myanmar's army, launched in response to attacks by Rohingya militants on August 25, has pushed vast numbers of refugees from the stateless Muslim minority across the border.

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

The United Nations Security Council says it's deeply concerned about violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state, where about 400,000 Rohingya Muslims have been forced to flee to Bangladesh.

Mr Guterres said he had spoken with Myanmar's leader Aung Suu Kyi, who has been internationally criticised for not taking action to protect the Rohingyas.

Suu Kyi has been criticised by former supporters in the West for failing to do enough to prevent the violence in Rakhine state.

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

Charu Lata Hogg is an associate fellow of the Asia program at Chatham House, an independent foreign affairs think tank based in London.

According to Masing, the "ebb and flow between the persecutors and the persecuted", depended on who was in power in Myanmar.

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