United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres described the violence against Rohingya as "ethnic cleansing", and A mnesty global said it has evidence of an "orchestrated campaign of systematic burnings" by Burmese security forces targeting dozens of Rohingya villages over the last three weeks. "This persecution must stop". As many as 370,000 minority Rohingyas have been forced to flee the country in the wake of the recent violence.
He said he understood that Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel prize laureate and de-facto head of the government in Myanmar, was in a power-sharing agreement with the military and the "complex situation" in which she found herself.
Next steps: The UN Security Council plans to meet Wednesday to discuss the crisis, according to BBC.
Myanmar's government is being condemned globally for its military's disproportionate response to Rohingya insurgent attacks on security guards on August 25.
MUSLIM nations have demanded that the United Nations take urgent action to stop the "genocide" of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, as nearly 400,000 have fled into neighbouring Bangladesh from a crackdown by the military.
His parents fled Myanmar in the 1970s and he was born in a refugee camp in Bangladesh.
United Nations chief Antonio Guterres called the persecution of Rohingyas "catastrophic" and "completely unacceptable", and asked Myanmar authorities to immediately suspend the military crackdown.
What's happening: The Myanmar military has cracked down on the Muslim Rohingya minority group with "clearly disproportionate" insurgent attacks that led to a death toll of almost 3,000 people, according to The Guardian. There is also scant sympathy among Myanmar's Buddhist majority for the Rohingya, a stateless Muslim group branded "Bengalis" - shorthand for illegal immigrants.
Myanmar's top Catholic leader is adding pressure to the country's defacto leader, telling Aung San Suu Kyi she "should have spoken out". The army denies the allegations.
The secretary-general said there were 125,000 refugees in Bangladesh last week as he called on Myannmar's authorities to grant the Rohingya Muslims nationality or legal status so they could work, and get an education and health care.