United Nations brands Myanmar violence a 'textbook' example of ethnic cleansing

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama

Three Rohingya are reported to have been killed by a mine, and at least two more have lost limbs. Basic resources were scarce, including food, clean water and medical aid.

- The district administration conducted a site visit to discuss the allocation of 1,500 acres of land adjacent to the Kutupalong Makeshift Settlement in order to accommodate more refugees in the Kutupalong/Balukhali area. An Associated Press reporter witnessed hundreds streaming through the border at Shah Puri Dwip today.

The government had invited the Red Cross to assist them, he said.

He requested the global community to help Bangladesh with urgent humanitarian assistance to address the current crisis and transport the Rohingyas to Bhashan Char.

Aid agencies have been overwhelmed by the influx of Rohingya, many of whom are arriving hungry and traumatized after walking days through jungles or packing into rickety wooden boats in search of safety in Bangladesh.

He noted the United Nations refugee agency says 270,000 people from Myanmar have fled to neighboring Bangladesh in the last three weeks, and pointed to satellite imagery and reports of "security forces and local militia burning Rohingya villages" and committing extrajudicial killings. Some say they were attacked by Buddhist mobs.

In a report, United Nations investigators said the human rights violations constituted crimes against humanity. "To bring them under trial, the government of Bangladesh will have to file a case at worldwide court", Riazul Hauqe, chief of Bangladeshi National Human Rights Commission, told Anadolu Agency. The killings, shelling, and arson in Rohingya villages have all the hallmarks of a campaign of "ethnic cleansing".

"The humanitarian catastrophe that Burma's security forces have created in Rakhine State has been multiplied by the authorities' unwillingness to provide access to humanitarian agencies", said Philippe Bolopion, deputy director for global advocacy at Human Rights Watch.

He said in a statement late on Saturday that agencies urgently needed $77 million to cope with an emergency that was triggered when Rohingya insurgents attacked police posts and an army base on August 25, prompting a military counter-offensive.

In response, the military unleashed what it called "clearance operations" to root out the insurgents.

Communal tensions appeared to be rising across Myanmar on Monday after two weeks of violence in Rakhine state that have triggered an exodus of about 300,000 Rohingya Muslims, prompting the government to tighten security at Buddhist pagodas.

Geneva: UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein on Monday flayed any attempts by India to deport Rohingyas to Myanmar when the ethnic minority community is facing violence in their country.

The Rohingya are reviled in Myanmar, where the roughly one million-strong community are accused of being illegal immigrants from Bangladesh. "I have been heartened by the subsequent marches calling for protection of the right to freedom of expression, and by demonstrations in 12 cities to protest the lynchings", he said".

Protesters lined Island Park Drive for hours, directing their ire at the goverment building across the street with slogans that both warned of potential genocide and heavily criticized Nobel Peace Prize victor Aung San Suu Kyi, the country's de facto leader.

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