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NewsHour Treats Ethnic Cleansing in Myanmar as Matter of Opinion — ACTION ALERT

NewsHour Treats Ethnic Cleansing in Myanmar as Matter of Opinion — ACTION ALERT

The violence is still raging, and at least 110 people are so far confirmed dead while at least 18,500 Rohingya have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh, according to the International Organization for Migration.

Yesterday, more than 2000 people joined faith organisations, including the Western Cape Religious Leaders Forum, the Cape Town Interfaith Initiative and the Worker's International Organisation, to hand over a memorandum to the government to put pressure on Myanmar.

Nay Pyi Taw A Myanmar government committee investigating the Rohingya Muslim minority in Rakhine State said adhering to the rule of law was the best means to resolve the ongoing humanitarian crisis, an statement said on Friday. They claim to be descendants of Muslims and have had a tension-filled relationship with Myanmar's Buddhist population for several decades. Instead, they blame the insurgents.

But I thought, that was early days; surely the NewsHour will return to this story with a more humanistic take.

Also, 21,000 Rohingyas are living with the local host communities, but they are moving to other sites, said the report prepared and updated by Inter Sector Coordinaton Group led by the IOM.

The Rohungya Muslims are fleeing their country to avoid the national military's who started killing innocent civilians and burning Rohingya villages after a militant attack on the security force's camp on August 25.

The United Nations refugee agency, the UNHCR, said around 4,00,000 refugees have fled from the violence-affected Myanmar's Northern Rakhine state and sought refuge in Bangladesh, where the limited shelter capacity is already exhausted.

Fellow Nobel laureates, including the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Malala Yousafzai, had called on Suu Kyi to stop the violence.

UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters at UN headquarters on Thursday 10,000 people have reportedly crossed the border that in the last 24 hours.

Cox's Bazar, Sep 15: The authorities in Bangladesh said that two Myanmar photographers covering the Rohingya crisis for a German magazine have been arrested in Bangladesh on suspicion of espionage.

On Monday, Morocco sent humanitarian aid to support Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, the Moroccan foreign ministry announced.