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Bangladesh offers land to shelter swelling refugees

14 Septembre 2017

"The government of Myanmar shall be made to taste what our Muslim brothers have tasted".

If a strong censure from the UNSC-which includes the United States and United Kingdom, both of which have historically backed Suu Kyi-isn't enough to pressure the Myanmar government to stop the brutality, the council can potentially consider imposing sanctions, including travel bans and asset freezes.

The region has seen simmering tension between its Buddhist and Muslim populations since communal violence broke out in 2012. Tom Lambert is from research group Andaman Research and Advisory. Tension has always been high between the Rohingya Muslims and Rakhine Buddhists, leading to bloody rioting in 2012.

As of last Friday, the United Nations refugee agency said 270,000 Rohingya have crossed the border since the Myanmar Army launched clearance operations in northern Rakhine state on August 25, following attacks by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) on police posts.

The government is trying to find more space for the Rohingya, including establishing a new 800ha camp near Cox's Bazar, close to the Myanmar border, which will house around 250,000 Rohingya. He urged the government to take up the issue of Rohingya genocide with the United Nations and other world bodies to help stop unabated atrocities. "It's mostly women and children".

This photo taken on September 6, 2017 shows Rohingya Muslims in the village of Shwe Zarr looking at Myanmar police, who are providing security due to recent nearby unrest, near Maungdaw township in Rakhine State.

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Coming out in support of Myanmar's ethnic minority Rohingyas, the al-Qaeda issued a statement urging Muslims across the world to support their fellow Muslims with "military support", reported news agency Reuters.

The country is already home to hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas who have fled previous outbreaks of violence in Myanmar.

But India might deport the 40,000 Rohingya Muslims leaving across the country.

The exodus of refugees, sparked by security forces' fierce response to a series of Rohingya militant attacks, is the biggest problem Suu Kyi has faced since becoming Myanmar's leader a year ago.

While the worldwide community's criticism is targeted toward the Myanmar government in general, the de facto leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD) government, Aung San Suu Kyi, has been singled out. He said that it's the responsibility of the worldwide community to move, act, and immediately stop the bloodshed. She assured the refugees that Bangladesh would continue to provide humanitarian assistance to them.

The Bangladesh government has appealed for worldwide support to move the Rohingya to a barren island that floods every year.

Bangladesh offers land to shelter swelling refugees