wnol.info October 24 2017


Nine dead as Red Cross Rohingya aid truck crashes in Bangladesh

October 24 2017, 03:59 | Rex Rios

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A refugee camp near Tangkhali Ukhiya Bangladesh

On reports that Rohingya villages have been burned down by security forces, Suu Kyi said: "There are allegations and counter-allegations and we have to listen to all of them".

The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) has coordinated attacks against police outposts in Myanmar-in defense of the 1.1 million Rohingya living in Myanmar's Rakhine state, it says.

"We have told Myanmar that they will have to take back their citizens".

The United Nations refugee agency, the UNHCR, said around 4,00,000 refugees have fled from the violence-affected Myanmar's Northern Rakhine state and sought refuge in Bangladesh, where the limited shelter capacity is already exhausted.

The Rohingyas do not enjoy citizenship status in Myanmar and are sparingly given refugee status in Bangladesh.

Numerous displaced have arrived with horrific tales of killings and rapes by Myanmar's security forces and Buddhist militias. The retired Chief Justice of India said the human rights body was helping the Rohingya on "humanitarian grounds" as they faced persecution in Myanmar.

India's government said on Monday it has evidence showing some Rohingya Muslims in the country have ties to "terror organisations" and pose a security threat that justifies a mass deportation of the ethnic group.

"We've seen too many vulnerable people having to flee for their lives".

A Rohingya Muslim family taking cover under a plastic sheet as it rains near a Balukhali refugee camp

"National races" is a Myanmar term referring to members of officially recognised indigenous ethnic groups who make up the diverse nation.

He was speaking at the UN General Assembly in place of Aung San Suu Kyi.

Seeking to assure foreign diplomats gathered for her speech in Naypyitaw, the capital, that those who fled to Bangladesh would be allowed to return if they passed a "verification" process, she said the government was working to restore order in the area. I call for a meaningful response to the awful situation of the Muslim community in Myanmar by the United Nations and OIC.

"We are providing all humanitarian assistance to Bangladesh in handling Rohingya crisis", The Times quoted him as saying.

On Tuesday, Britain said it had suspended a military training programme in Myanmar and French President Emmanuel Macron condemned "unacceptable ethnic cleaning" and said he would launch a UN Security Council initiative to ensure humanitarian access and an end to the violence.

Suu Kyi rejected a suggestion she was soft on the military, telling Radio Free Asia her objective was national reconciliation.

She said aid workers "managed to engage the people in dialogue, communicating that we work transparently and were there for everyone in need", and were eventually left alone with the supplies.



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