Rohingya exodus reaches 389000, United Nations fears worse to come

Global split over Rohingya crisis as China backs Myanmar crackdown

The government claims it is fighting a terrorist insurgency, targeting terrorists suspected of masterminding an attack on police posts in late August. "India stands ready to provide any assistance required by the government of Bangladesh in this hour of need", the MEA said in the press release. "Now we want to go to the camp but don't have any money".

She sat with her children beside a highway running along the beach at Teknaf, unable to get a ride to the refugee camps some 10 kilometres (six miles) from the border.

Another Rohingya woman Nadera Banu, 19, who got married only previous year and is already a widow, noted, "The boatmen threatened to throw us into the sea if we refused to give them our valuables".

"I gave up the final memento of my husband, a gold locket given on my wedding day, to escape", she said. Suu Kyi is a former political prisoner, and many around the world saw her rise to power as a chance to usher in a new era for the country also known as Burma.

The Security Council has not agreed on a Myanmar statement since 2008 when the country was in a transition to democracy, mainly because of neighboring China's support for the government and its military.

Around 60 per cent are children, according to preliminary estimates.

Thiri Thant Mon, managing director at Yangon-based investment advisory firm Sandanila, said many in Myanmar think the worldwide community has wrongly directed its attention to the Rohingya fleeing Myanmar, instead of the suffering of Rakhine Buddhists in one of its poorest states.

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"The world is waiting and the Rohingya Muslims are waiting". "In this context, it is advisable at this time not to qualify the situation as genocide or ethnic cleansing against the Muslim community - which the government does not recognise as an ethnic nationality but as a group of interlopers from Bangladesh", Cardinal Bo told TIME. The Muslim villages have been torched by Muslim militants, the Myanmar military says.

"The evidence is irrefutable - the Myanmar security forces are setting northern Rakhine State ablaze in a targeted campaign to push the Rohingya people out of Myanmar". "There is no Rohingya, only Bengali terrorists in Rakhine", said the tweet, a reference to Rohingya that suggests they come from Bangladesh.

The violence in Rakhine and the exodus of refugees is the most pressing problem Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has faced since becoming national leader previous year.

FILE PHOTO - Myanmar's Minister of Foreign Affairs Aung San Suu Kyi addresses the 71st United Nations General Assembly in Manhattan, New York, U.S. September 21, 2016.

PETITION HOSTED ON CHANGE.ORG - Online petition urging Nobel committee to revoke Suu Kyi's peace prize gathers more than 420,000 signatures. Despite this, the Kofi Annan commission submitted a report in which it urged the government to end the highly militarized crackdown on neighbourhoods where Rohingya live.

Sweden and Britain on Monday requested a closed-door United Nations Security Council meeting on the deteriorating situation in Myanmar's Rakhine state, home to the majority-Buddhist nation's Rohingya Muslims, Reuters reported.

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