1M Rohingya refugees could arrive in Bangladesh by end of year — UN


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The BJP government at the centre should not see the Rohingyas as Muslims but as refugees, he maintained. They are a mostly Muslim ethnic group who say they've lived there for generations.

Image caption Myanmar (the orange part of this map) is a country to the east of India and Bangladesh. "There is a serious lack of coordination among the government and the agencies", Nur Khan Liton said. "Already dark forces are clamouring for return to army rule". It has called for safe areas in Myanmar.

The situation has got worse over the last year.

The exodus has created a humanitarian emergency on the Myanmar-Bangladesh border and authorities are struggling to cope.

The first tranche of 53 metric tonne reached Chittagong with an IAF plane on Thursday afternoon. To be persecuted means to be treated very badly, often because of religion, race or political beliefs.

More than 370,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh to escape the violence since Aug. 25, according to the United Nations, an average of almost 20,000 a day. They're not officially considered citizens of any country, which makes it tough for them to get work.

She added that the children's agency also estimates about 52,000 pregnant women. This is leaving many Rohingya people with nowhere to call home. Instead, they blame the insurgents.

On Wednesday, the plight of the Rohingya prompted a rare rebuke from the UN Security Council.

Aung San Suu Kyi won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 for leading the nonviolent struggle for democracy and human rights in Myanmar. "All these conflicts threw out thousands as IDPs and refugees", Cardinal Bo pointed out.

She told Asian News International: "It is a little unreasonable to expect us to solve the issue in 18 months".

Members of the minority group have arrived in Bangladesh with harrowing accounts of the military burning homes, killing civilians and terrorising communities with violence.

The Advisory Commission recommended that the Myanmar Government take concrete steps to end the enforced segregation of Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims; ensure full and unfettered humanitarian access throughout the state; tackle Rohingya statelessness and "revisit" the 1982 Citizenship Law; hold perpetrators of human rights violations accountable; and end restrictions on freedom of movement, among other recommendations.

On 13 September, the UN met to discuss the crisis but for now, the conflict continues.