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United Nations human rights chief deplores India's move to deport Rohingyas

United Nations human rights chief deplores India's move to deport Rohingyas”

They should also ensure that adequate assistance reaches the more than 270,000 Rohingya and other refugees who have recently fled to Bangladesh.

"At least 3,00,000 people have fled their homes in the wake of attacks on (a) Burmese security post on 25 August", Sanders said.

"Genocide has been taking place in Rakhine state in Myanmar".

Rights monitors and fleeing Rohingya have said the minority has faced a campaign of arson aimed at driving them out of the country, Reuters reported.

Attacks by Rohingya militants on Myanmar security forces in Rakhine on August 25 sparked harsh military reprisals and an exodus across the border to southeast Bangladesh.

Fleeing Rohingya accuse the security forces of mass killings and rapes and the burning of hundreds of villages.

Global aid activities in much of Rakhine State have been suspended, leaving approximately 250,000 people without food, medical care, and other vital humanitarian assistance.

Myanmar's government has denied "crimes against humanity" claims.

Mumbai: The Shiv Sena today alleged the Rohingya Muslim community posed a "threat to the integrity and security" of Myanmar, prompting "strong action" by the country's government. "Do they know anything about Rohingya issue?" it asked. As a result, they're effectively stateless.

"The two refugees camps we are in are beyond overcrowded", said United Nations refugee agency spokeswoman Vivian Tan.

"I call on the government to end its current cruel military operation, with accountability for all violations that have occurred, and to reverse the pattern of severe and widespread discrimination against the Rohingya population", Zeid said.

USCIRF strongly urges Burma to collaborate with global partners like the United Nations and humanitarian aid organizations, as well as regional stakeholders such as Bangladesh and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to ensure that Rohingya Muslims and other vulnerable populations immediately receive adequate resources and compassionate care. Some supply warehouses of global aid groups were reported looted in September, while national and worldwide staff of the United Nations and global nongovernmental organizations have faced intimidation, according to the European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations.

Gandhi wrote: "While we are aware that there are constraints in your position as state counsellor‚ it does not speak well to remain silent when humanitarian aid is denied to people who are already suffering from poverty and deprivation‚ and they are subjected to military attacks and abuses".

The ISCG in Bangladesh said $77 million in funding was needed to deliver urgent aid to the new arrivals. A major at the Border Guard Police headquarters in northern Maungdaw near the Bangladesh border also refused to comment. Satellite photos from Human Rights Watch show entire villages razed to the ground.

But it remains unclear when or whether they will be able to return.

Officials in Bangladesh have said growing numbers of Rohingya are trying to cross the Naf river which divides the two countries.

Other new arrivals were being sheltered in schools, or were huddling in makeshift settlements with no toilets along roadsides and in open fields.

The BBC visited one hospital in Bangladesh one of the victims is a 15-year-old boy who arrived with his legs destroyed. However, as is evident from thousands pouring in every day despite the lack of adequate food and shelter, people escape to save their lives.

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) strongly condemns attacks on civilians and security forces in Burma's Rakhine State.



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