Sheikh Hasina accuses Myanmar of provoking 'war' over Rohingyas

Reuters

Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) insurgents say they are ready to respond to any peace move by the Myanmar government.

"The human tragedy unfolding in southern Bangladesh is staggering in its scale, complexity and rapidity", they said in a statement calling the Rohingya crisis "the world's fastest developing refugee emergency".

But when the ARSA announced the ceasefire from September 10, a government spokesman said: "We have no policy to negotiate with terrorists".

The shadowy, poorly-armed Arsa tipped northern Rakhine into crisis when it ambushed police posts on Aug 25.

Bangladeshis will go without food to help Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Burma, the country's prime minister has said.

IMO said it appealed this week to nations for 120 million dollars through March to provide desperately needed aid to the Rohingya refugees who have flooded into Cox's Bazar over the past six weeks.

The Bangladesh government revealed earlier this week about 5,000 Rohingay Muslims are crossing the border daily.

"ARSA extremist terrorist" Einu had been "urging people to run" across the border to Bangladesh, said the statement published on the office's Facebook page.

In response, the military unleashed a sweeping offensive across the north of Rakhine State, driving more than half a million Rohingya villagers into Bangladesh in what the United Nations branded a textbook example of "ethnic cleansing". "He married a Muslim who took shelter in Bangladesh".

"We crossed the border the day before yesterday", said newly-arrived refugee Mohammad Hossain, explaining that his group was brought to the Balukhali camp in the Cox's Bazar district by the Bangladeshi army in a truck.

"This flow out of Myanmar has not stopped yet; it is into the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya [who are] still in Myanmar", said Lowcock.

He added, "When you concentrate too many people into a very small area, particularly the people who are very vulnerable to diseases, it is risky".

Watkins said there would be a huge risk of fire spreading easily across a big camp of refugees, adding that Bangladesh should instead look for new sites to build more camps.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) says the proposed camp will be the world's largest and much more extensive than Bidi Bidi in Uganda and Dadaab in Kenya, both of them home to around 300,000 refugees.

Related News:



Most liked

London crash: Pedestrians injured, police detains one person
Britain's current security alert level is at "severe", the second highest level, meaning an attack is thought highly likely. In a statement, London Mayor Sadiq Khan said he was in contact with Assistant Metropolitan Police Commissioner Mark Rowley.

US National Team cruises by Panama in World Cup qualifying
Why are they fourth right now, with a worse goal differential than Panama? "Now we have to finish it off on Tuesday in Trinidad". After Wood added a fourth in the 63rd minute, the worries, the fears of the past few days, and the past few months, were gone.

India v/s Australia 1st T20
The Karnataka batsman's return from a shoulder injury has not gone to plan as he did not get a chance in the ODI series .

Who Is Lisa Bloom and Why is She Defending Harvey Weinsten
She said that Weinstein lured her into the basement of a a Cuban bar and restaurant in Greenwich Village and tried to kiss her. Weinstein mentioned that he was going on a foreign trip and asked if Sivan wanted to get together when he got back.

Nadal to face Isner in China
World No. 1 Garbine Muguruza and reigning champion Agnieszka Radwanska are both out, leaving world No. 2 Halep as the favourite. In the last four Nadal will face Dimitrov, who battled his way to a 7-6 (7/5) 4-6 6-2 victory over Roberto Bautista Agut .

5 things we learned from Northern Ireland's defeat to Germany
However, they can still look forward to a place in the playoffs and a possible trip to Russian Federation . We dominated the game; our opponents were somewhat passive and let us play our way.

Iran has not lived up to spirit of nuclear deal
As part of the landmark 2015 deal, Tehran agreed to curtail its nuclear activities in exchange for relief from worldwide sanctions.

Blackberry Motion with FullView Display: Goodbye Krypton
Fanboys wanted a Black edition for a long time, and it seems like the company has just made a decision to fulfill their wish. The phone is reported to sport a Full HD display, though the screen size is relatively not known at the moment.

AAA study: New tech in cars distracts drivers
AAA said drivers should use infotainment technologies "only for legitimate emergencies or urgent, driving-related purposes". The latest report is the fifth phase of distraction research from AAA's Center for Driving Safety and Technology .

Tesla could 'fix Puerto Rico's grid damage'
As of Wednesday, only 14 of Puerto Rico's hospitals had electricity, while 51 were "degraded" and in need of generators for power. Miller responded to Musk's announcement that all Tesla cars already have the hardware needed for fully autonomous driving.

Google Assistant Now Offers Male Voice Option Too
In this case, telling your Home "where's my phone" will ping the nearest Android device paired with your Google account. This is a great initiative for kids as it will allow them to save their preferences as part of a linked family account.

Saudi Arabia agrees to buy Russian S-400 air defense system
Saudi Arabia's King Salman is meeting Russia's President Vladimir Putin in the Russian capital on Thursday. The two countries also signed a deal to set up a $1 billion joint investment fund.

Ex-'Glee' star Mark Salling gets prison in child porn case
Salling , 35, was also ordered to pay $50,000 in restitution to each victim of the child pornography who has requested it. Puck was a regular character on " Glee " for four seasons, and from then on he only made guest appearances.

Renewables now provide a quarter of the world's power
The country is seeking to reduce its reliance on coal and has become the world's largest market for renewables , particularly solar.

Rajnish Kumar will be new SBI chairman
Three other managing directors of SBI - Dinesh Kumar Khar, B Sriram and PK Gupta - were also interviewed for the top job. She has worked in foreign exchange, treasury, retail operations, human resources and investment banking.