Britain and Sweden calls on United Nations to look into Myanmar's Rohingya crisis

Britain and Sweden calls on United Nations to look into Myanmar's Rohingya crisis

The clashes and counter clash left 400 people killed as per the official counts, but the Rohingya leaders say the army killed more than 3,000 civilians.

Some 313,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh since an attack by Rohingya militants on 30 police posts in late August triggered a massive response by the government.

But many of those who have fled say troops responded to attacks by Rohingya militants on August 25 with a brutal campaign of violence and burning of village aimed at driving them out.

The protesters were carrying placards while they chanted slogans government and military of Myanmar for carrying out inhumane violence against Rohingyas.

Amnesty International's United Kingdom director, Kate Allen, said Prince Charles should raise the suffering of Rohingya during a visit to Myanmar.

Morocco sent on Monday an emergency humanitarian assistance to Rohingya Muslim refugees fleeing their country Myanmar to neighboring Bangladesh.

Two official refugee camps are full and aid agencies say the new arrivals desperately need food, shelter and medical help.

"Their injuries are so bad it's as if they are dead", she told the BBC.

"Myanmar has created the problem, and they will have to solve it ..." Hundreds of years they are staying there.

They have been denied citizenship and are stateless.

While India and China supported Myanmar, the U.S. called on officials in Myanmar to "stop the violence" after more than 300,000 Rohingya Muslims fled the country amid a brutal crackdown.

"If the political price of your ascension to the highest office in Myanmar is your silence, the price is surely too steep", said Tutu, who became the moral voice of South Africa after helping dismantle apartheid there.

Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, evacuated more than 11,700 "ethnic residents" from the area affected by the fighting, the army said, referring to the non-Muslim population of northern Rakhine.

"This measure resembles a cynical ploy to forcibly transfer large numbers of people without possibility of return", Zeid said.

"Prince Charles should add his voice to those calling for Ms Suu Kyi to rein in the military and allow United Nations monitors to go to [Burma] and investigate these bad incidents", she said.

Nobel Prize victor and de facto leader of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi has been sharply criticized for her equivocation in the face of the military's campaign, despite questions about her influence.

"The worldwide community is saying it is a genocide".

The UN Security Council is due to meet on Wednesday to discuss the crisis.

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