Rohingya Muslims fled Myanmar in last two weeks: UNHRC

Rohingya refugees arrive in Bangladesh last week. Pirates prey on those forced to leave Burma

Almost 300,000 Rohingya have fled from Rakhine to neighbouring Bangladesh and 30,000 non-Muslim civilians have been displaced inside Myanmar after the military launched a counter-offensive following attacks by ARSA on 30 police posts and an army base last month. Tensions ensued after Rohingya insurgents attacked an army base and a few police posts on August 25.

"The awful crimes of extremist Buddhist groups and the Myanmar army against Rohingya Muslims. suggest an organized anti-Islamic plot that, if not stopped, will result in another major genocide in the history of mankind", IRGC said in a statement.

There is a desperate need for food, water and health services for new arrivals in Cox's Bazaar, the United Nations added.

Officials blame Rohingya militants for killing non-Muslims and burning their homes.

Arsa announced its ceasefire in a statement on Saturday.

They also asked for the dispatch of humanitarian aid and a fact-finding committee to the region to investigate the atrocities against Muslims.

Myanmar so far has made no public comments on the insurgents' initiative.

Al-Azhar, the world's top Muslim Sunni institution, said Friday that it would lead humanitarian efforts on an global level to stop the massacre, genocide and ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.




One 40-year-old man, faint with hunger, collapsed while waiting for food and could not stand again on his own strength when others tried to help him up.

"We are partners in your concerns over the loss of lives of security forces and innocent people due to the extremist violence in Rakhine state", Modi said.

It was unclear who set fire to the villages.

The Rohingya villagers who carried the victims' bodies said they had been killed by the Myanmar military on Wednesday, Bangladesh border guard, commander Manzurul Hasan Khan, told AFP. They wait on the Myanmar border to take fishing boats to Bangladesh.

The mission is a "manifestation of Malaysia's strong objection of the continued suppression of the Rohingya community by the Myanmar security forces", Najib said in the statement. They had escaped before it started, the source said, quoting an eyewitness.

At Aung San Suu Kyi's alma mater, the Lady Shri Ram College (LSR) in Delhi, one political science student Riya Agarwal told News18 she expects the de facto leader of Myanmar to handle the crisis with more compassion.

Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan, the youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate, has also confronted Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi on Twitter over the violence against the Rohingya.

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