Number of refugees from Myanmar may top 270000

Number of refugees from Myanmar may top 270000

Myanmar has brushed off a one-month unilateral ceasefire announced by a Rohingya militant group in Rakhine.

The statement called on the Myanmar government to do the same to address the "humanitarian crisis" unfolding in the state.

He also said the government would be registering the new arrivals on Monday.

The UN special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar has said the latest violence may have left more than 1,000 dead, a lot of them Rohingya.

"Figures are hard to verify because of lack of access to the affected areas", she said. Myanmar has said it is was counting on China and Russian Federation to protect it from any Security Council censure.

Rohingya Muslims are considered to be among the world's most persecuted people.

"I deplore current measures in India to deport Rohingyas at a time of such violence against them in their country", Zeid said, noting that some 40,000 Rohingyas had settled in India, including 16,000 who have received refugee documentation. The military subsequently launched "clearance operations". Indiscriminate firing at local communities and torching of entire villages and other human rights violations were also reported.

"It is imperative that violence is ended and normalcy in the state restored expeditiously".

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Laureate, has come under pressure to halt violence against Rohingya.

Many are wounded and in dire conditions, as they set on an exodus to neighbouring Bangladesh - a situation the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warn is a risk of 'ethnic cleansing' and that Western critics have been bearing down on Suu Kyi to act.

Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi does not control Myanmar's military, but she has yet to criticize its crackdown on the Rohingya.

In updated figures released by the authorities on Thursday, Myanmar said 6,600 Rohingya homes and 201 non-Muslim homes had been burned to the ground since August 25.

They have been raped, tortured and killed.

"As per the charter of human rights, the government can not push them back using force".

The mainly Muslim minority, who live primarily in Rakhine State, are not recognised as an ethnic group in Myanmar, despite having lived there for generations. "These people are so distressed, they are walking, coming across fields for five days, they hardly recognize their own relatives". Amnesty International said on Sunday that it had documented "what seems to be targeted use of land mines" by Myanmar's security forces at crossing points used by refugees.

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