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What's Happening to the Rohingya Muslims?

What's Happening to the Rohingya Muslims?

The report describes a targeted campaign to push out the Rohingya.

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein said that the Myanmar security forces' actions amount to "ethnic cleansing". The army says it is fighting militants and denies targeting civilians.

As tensions mount between the neighbours, the foreign ministry on Friday summoned the Myanmar charge d'affaires in Dhaka to protest at alleged violations of its airspace by Myanmar drones and helicopter.

Hundreds of people gathered here in Norway's capital city Wednesday evening to express solidary with the Rohingya Muslims facing mass genocide in Myanmar.

Britain's UN Ambassador Matthew Rycroft said the council's press statement, following closed-door consultations, was the first statement the UN's most powerful body has made in nine years on the situation in Burma.

Trudeau offered Canada's support to help build a peaceful and stable society in Myanmar that is respectful of the rights of all ethnic minorities, while the state counsellor expressed her appreciation of Canada's contribution to humanitarian efforts, the office added.

A U.N. panel of experts defined it as "rendering an area ethnically homogeneous by using force or intimidation to remove persons of given groups".

He said he understood that Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel prize laureate and de-facto head of the government in Myanmar, was in a power-sharing agreement with the military and the "complex situation" in which she found herself.

The Muslim leaders also accused that women and small children are being thrashed and burnt alive, mass rape and the whole world is keeping mum over it.

The deaths of the three refugees backed warnings by UN agencies and other relief groups that the crisis could get out of control.

One of the dozens of boats carrying Rohingya to the Bangladeshi border town of Teknaf capsized on Thursday and at least two people drowned, police said.

India and Myanmar have a visa free movement for citizens of both countries within a 16-kilometre radius from the International Border. "Each shelter will house six refugee families", he said, adding the camp would have proper sanitation, water and medical facilities. And in 1975, after the fall of Saigon during the Vietnam War, thousands of Vietnamese boat people were allowed to live in Palawan and Bataan.