Humanitarian crisis in Bangladesh as 313000 Rohingyas flee Myanmar

Rohingya woman breaks down after a fight erupted during food distribution by local volunteers at Kutupalong Bangladesh Friday Sept. 8 2017. The massive refugee camp in Kutupalong was set up in the early 90s to accommoda

Humanitarian crisis in Bangladesh as 313000 Rohingyas flee Myanmar

The impact of ARSA's move is unclear, but it does not appear to have been able to put up significant resistance against the military force unleashed in Rakhine state, where thousands of homes have been burned down and dozens of villages destroyed.

On Monday the United Nations human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein accused Myanmar of waging a "systematic attack" on the Rohingya and warned that "ethnic cleansing" seemed to be under way.

Refugees jostle to receive food distributed by local organizations in Kutupalong, Bangladesh, Sept. 9, 2017.

He noted that the situation could not be fully assessed because Myanmar had refused access to human rights investigators.

On Venezuela, Zeid called for an worldwide independent investigation of possible rights violations, citing a report from his office last month that documented allegations of excessive use of force by security forces to quash protests against President Nicolas Maduro's government.

It also acknowledges the efforts by member states which had provided humanitarian and development assistance for the Rohingya people and encourage all states to formulate development projects that would provide education, health services and vocational training that would benefit the community of the Rakhine states, regardless of ethnicity or religion.

On Monday it emerged that the Dalai Lama had joined fellow Nobel peace laureates Malala Yousafzai and Archbishop Desmond Tutu in urging Suu Kyi to intervene.

The Dalai Lama said he felt "very sad" about the suffering of Rohingya Muslims, and that those harassing them "should remember Buddha".

While New Delhi did not make an official comment, India believes it is taking a balanced approach to the Rohingya issue in Myanmar, which is much more than a humanitarian crisis. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir HossainA Rohingya refugee carries a child through a paddy field after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, in Teknaf, Bangladesh.

"Many new arrivals are still on the move and residing on the roadsides, and are left out of the calculations due to the lack of comprehensive tracking mechanism", said a United Nations coordination report Monday.

"This complete denial of reality is doing great damage to the global standing of a government which, until recently, benefited from huge good will", he said, calling on authorities to allow his office access to investigate the situation in the country.

About 500 houses south of the town were set on fire on Monday, a villager in the Maungdaw region, Aung Lin, told Reuters by telephone.

He said the fleeing Rohingyas have been given shelter on humanitarian grounds on the instruction of prime minister Sheikh Hasina.

"I don't know what I will do here".

The diplomats praised Bangladesh for hosting Rohingyas for decades and giving the shelters to new arrivals, according to the foreign ministry statement.

"The two refugees camps we are in are beyond overcrowded", said U.N. Refugee agency spokeswoman Vivian Tan. One of the victims was a young boy.

The government of Myanmar - also known as Burma - said almost 400 people have been killed in the fighting, which it blames on those insurgents. But in August it carried out coordinated attacks on police posts and an army base, leading to the swift and substantial response from the military that caused the mass civilian exodus.

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