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He said India has also provided humanitarian aid to Bangladesh to deal with influx of Rohingyas from Myanmar.

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.

Military chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing said his forces had handled the situation as best they could and he urged the internally displaced, majority Buddhist, to go home.

South Korea will extend $1.5 million worth of humanitarian assistance for refugees from Myanmar after an outbreak of violence last month caused an exodus into neighboring Bangladesh, the foreign ministry said Wednesday.

The number in India is said to be around 40,000.

Suu Kyi, who decided not to attend the UN General Assembly in NY later this week, said she was "aware of the fact that the world's attention is focused on the situation in Rakhine" and that Myanmar "does not fear worldwide scrutiny", CNN reported.

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




Rights monitors and fleeing Rohingya say the army and Rakhine Buddhist vigilantes responded with violence and arson aimed at driving out the mostly stateless Muslim population, which the United Nations rights agency called "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing".

Space at established refugee camps in Bangladesh has all but been exhausted, with new arrivals hacking away trees and other vegetation anywhere they can to erect shelters from the monsoon rain.

Illustrating the outsize and controversial role it now plays in disseminating news and regulating information across the world, social media giant Facebook is under fire this week after human rights activists and journalists accused it of censoring posts about the ongoing crisis, including charges of "ethnic cleansing", now taking place in Myanmar.

But refugees in Bangladesh who were aware of her comments took no comfort from that, anticipating little change to policies that have denied their community recognition as a distinct ethnic group and citizenship.

People gather to listen to the live speech of Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi in front of City Hall in Yangon on September 19, 2017. Hasina, speaking to Bangladeshi activists in NY, where she is attending the United Nations meet, also called for greater global pressure on Myanmar over the new crisis.

The Ministry of Defence will "stop all defence engagement and training of the Burmese military" until it ends its security crackdown against the Muslim Rohingya minority, the Prime Minister said. The address marks the first time Suu Kyi has spoken about the recent crisis. Suu Kyi has been heavily criticized for her relative inaction about the atrocity.

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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