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UN Security Council calls to resolve Rohingya crisis

UN Security Council calls to resolve Rohingya crisis

Earlier, Head of the Relief and Rescue Organization of the IRCS (Iran's Red Crescent Society) Morteza Salimi said the Islamic Republic would send more humanitarian aid for the persecuted people of the South Asian country in the near future.

Many of over 3,50,000 refugees, staying either under open sky or at the new refugee camps and shelters, are suffering from diarrhoeal and different diseases and don't have an access to even clean drinking water and proper medicines.

According to United Nations estimates, more than 380,000 Rohingya refugees have reached Bangladesh since August 25. Instead, they blame the insurgents. The need was "massive", he added.

He claims the "military and police" are "attacking" and "slaughtering" groups as they attempt to flee.

Dujarric said "the sheer number of refugees has overwhelmed pre-existing refugee camps, with new arrivals seeking shelter anywhere that they can find space".

A trawler carrying Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar capsized Tuesday in the Naf River on the border with Bangladesh, leaving two children dead.

The UN has accused Buddhist-dominated Myanmar of waging an ethnic cleansing campaign against the stateless group, who say the military has launched a brutal crackdown in Rakhine.

In the statement, the first the UN's most powerful body has made in nine years on the situation in Rakhine State, the 15-member council acknowledged militant attacks on Myanmar security forces but "condemned the subsequent violence", and called for "immediate steps to end the violence in Rakhine".

"I call on Myanmar authorities to suspend military action, end the violence, uphold the rule of law and recognize the right of return of all those who had to leave the country".

Another image, that of an impassive Aung San Suu Kyi - Myanmar's de facto leader - has also entered the public debate, raising the question: Why doesn't the Nobel Peace laureate speak out?

Smoke was rising from at least five places on the Myanmar side of the border on Thursday, a Reuters reporter in Bangladesh said.

This development comes days after Bangladesh briefed India about the problems faced by it due to the influx of refugees from Myanmar following the ethnic violence in the Buddhist-majority nation.