Myanmar mob stones Muslim home amid Rohingya crisis

As Myanmar Muslims flee crackdown, US is wary of involvement

As Myanmar Muslims flee crackdown, US is wary of involvement

He said they all assured Bangladesh of standing by it at this critical time and sharing the burden of refugees by providing necessary resources to host the Rohingya who have taken shelter here.

The foreign minister during those briefings referred to the recently published report of the Kofi Annan Commission and urged the global community to pursue the Myanmar government for "immediate and unconditional" implementation of the recommendations.

Some 40,000 Rohingyas have settled in India, and 16,000 of them have received refugee documentation, the United Nations estimates.

His comments reaffirmed the country's position that the militant group, which says it is fighting for the rights of "persecuted" Rohingya Muslims in southern Rakhine state (previously known as Arakan state), is a terrorist organization that wants to create an Islamic republic in the region.

Bangladesh, which already hosted around 400,000 Rohingya refugees, has faced a fresh influx of refugees since the security operation was launched.On Saturday, the United Nations said at least 290,000 Rohingya have sought refuge in Bangladesh.

The Red Cross in Bangladesh welcomed the ceasefire pledge as aid agencies struggle to meet the needs of an "overwhelming crisis", battling monsoon rains to deliver relief to people who have fled with few belongings. "They want shelter, they want a safe place", Misada Saif, Prevention and Communication Coordinator of the ICRC Bangladesh delegation, told AFP.

She also said the Rohingyas were historically Myanmar nationals.

"We have received multiple reports and satellite imagery of security forces and local militia burning Rohingya villages, and consistent accounts of extrajudicial killings, including shooting fleeing civilians", he said.

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A Rohingya refugee woman cries after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border by boat through the Bay of Bengal in Teknaf, Bangladesh. "The UN Security Council should publicly hold an emergency meeting and demand that the Burmese authorities stop the violence against the Rohingya population and allow aid to flow in, or face sanctions".

The violent attacks allegedly by Myanmarese armymen have led to an exodus of Rohingya tribals from the western Rakhine state in that country to India and Bangladesh.

"They (Myanmar army) are saying "go away or we'll burn all of you".

Ahmed, who recently moved to Ottawa, told CBC News he had uncles, aunts and cousins living under constant threat of violence and being deprived of basic human rights. He mentioned that the 1992 agreement recognised Rohingya as "members of Myanmar society".

But Hashem Ullah, a 33-year-old farmer from a village west of Maungdaw, said he would return "if I got compensation, and they accept us as Rohingya".

She said taking advantage of the relationship between the people of neighbouring countries, the Myanmar army and their border security force were brutally eliminating the religious and ethnic minorities.

The influx of Rohingyas to southeastern Bangladesh had steadily increased since the attacks on police and military posts by an insurgent group and Myanmar's subsequent military crackdown. Another approximately 87,000 people arrived after fleeing military attacks in Rakhine State from October 2016 to March 2017, following ARSA attacks in October.

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