United Nations asks global community to help Rohingya refugees

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Myanmar's de facto leader, Aung Sang Suu Kyi, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, has taken nearly no action to end the deadly violence against the Rohingya in the country's western Rakhine State.

At least 1,25,000 Rohingyas have fled Myanmar's western state of Rakhine after the military cracked down on Rohingya insurgents who attacked an army base and dozens of police posts.

Myanmar's government regards Rohingya as illegal migrants from Bangladesh and denies them citizenship, even though many Rohingya families have lived there for generations.

During her last speech to the United Nations in September 2016, Suu Kyi said her government didn't fear global scrutiny over its handling of the Rohingya.

Critics have called for the Nobel laureate to be stripped of her peace prize amid reports of "ethnic cleansing" against Rohingya Muslim's in Myanmar's Rakhine state.

The UN General Assembly began yesterday and runs until September 25.

According to sources, many Myanmar nationals working in Japan protested on September 13 against the United Nations over Rakhine State affairs.

On Monday the United Nations called it "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing".

Refugees are pouring across the border into Bangladesh, bringing with them stories of murder, rape and devastation.

"The added challenge is that a lot of people are crossing the border, going to makeshift settlements, or otherwise living outside more organised structures, which could make it easier for us to reach them", he said. Almost 30,000 Buddhist villagers have also been displaced, they say. The violence has also forced several thousand Rakhine Buddhists and Hindus to flee their homes. The worldwide community needs to recognise this, step up and urgently meet the needs of incredibly vulnerable people, especially children.

Al-Qaeda has warned Myanmar that it will be punished for its crimes against Muslims as the terror group seeks to capitalize on a military crackdown that has displaced as many as 400,000 Rohingya.

Before Aug. 25, Bangladesh had already been housing some 500,000 Rohingya who arrived after bloody anti-Muslim rioting in 2012 or amid earlier persecution drives in Burma.

The ministry has urged the authorities of Myanmar to take measures to end violence against the Muslim minority in the country.

The UN Security Council was scheduled later Wednesday to discuss the refugee crisis in a closed-door meeting, with China expected to block any attempts to censure its Southeast Asian ally.

Britain's ambassador, Matthew Rycroft, said he hoped the council would agree on a public statement, although such a move seems unlikely.

Meanwhile, the ARSA announced a month-long ceasefire last Saturday to allow the entry of humanitarian aid, which the Myanmar government rejected.

Her government, of course, has no control over the army.

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