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Around the 27.400 Rohingya fled Myanmar because of violence

Around the 27.400 Rohingya fled Myanmar because of violence

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By the violence in Myanmar over the past week are such a 27.400 Rohingya from Myanmar to Bangladesh fled. That let sources at the United Nations Thursday, know.

Still an additional 20,000 refugees are in the no-man’s land between the two countries have fallen because they are stopped at the border. Bangladeshi border guard discovered Thursday the bodies of twenty women and children who perished when their boat to beat during their flight.

The UN Security council was Wednesday behind closed doors to be informed about the violence in Myanmar. That was done at the request of Great Britain. The British ambassador Matthew Rycroft from the United Nations showed on Tuesday know that there are urgent appointments are needed about the situation in Rakhine, a state of Myanmar.

The council urges Myanmar now to the lives of all citizens, without discrimination, to protect, and calls on Bangladesh to refugees. Rycroft: “We are seriously concerned about the situation in the country, and call on you to deëscalatie.”

The eyes of the UN to focus on the government of Aung San Suu Kyi. In early February beat the United Nations in a report of alarm about the violence against the Rohingya. Security forces would be on a large scale have been guilty of murder, rape and torture. The nobel prize winner rejected this spring that there is ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya.

Influxes of refugees

The last week of the fighting with islamic militias in Myanmar flared up. Thursday night carried militia coordinated attacks on thirty different police stations. People were definitely 104 kill. The army responded to the attacks with ‘cleaning actions’. The are the most violent confrontations in five years time.

In the predominately buddhist Myanmar, the Rohingya are not citizens. They are considered illegal immigrants and are thus virtually rechteloos. Since the early nineties, there are estimated to be more than four hundred thousand Rohingya from Myanmar to Bangladesh fled.

According to the International Organization of Migration, there is serious need for food, medicine and shelter. Many children would be shot and burns, and traumatized.

Battles Myanmar

A regeringsmilitair keeps watch during an operation against insurgents.
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Military love checks in the area where the battles take place.
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By the fighting, thousands fled.
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Houses have gone up in smoke and several citizens were killed.
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A border control in Myanmar.
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