Bangladesh’s refugee camps are on the brink of a "public health disaster," Doctors Without Borders (MSF) warned, saying filthy water and feces flow through shanties bursting with Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on Myanmar to put an end to its military campaign against Rohingya Muslims, just hours after the country’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi failed to allay international concerns over the ongoing ethnic cleansing in Myanmar.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday urged Myanmar to halt its military campaign against Rohingya Muslims, just hours after Aung San Suu Kyi failed to quell an international outcry in a much-anticipated address.
Judiciary chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli-Larijani ordered establishment of a working group in cooperation with Foreign Ministry to examine fulfillment of practical measures at the level of both Muslim states and international circles in support of Rohigya Muslims in Myanmar and prevent spread of violence against Muslims.
Pressure tightened on Myanmar Monday as a rights group urged world leaders to impose sanctions on the country's military over driving out more than 400,000 Rohingya Muslims in an orchestrated "ethnic cleansing" campaign.
Nazir Hossain, the imam of a village in far western Myanmar, gathered the faithful around him after evening prayers last month. In a few hours, more than a dozen Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army fighters from his village would strike a nearby police post with an assortment of handmade weapons.
Forty tons of Iran's relief aid has reached the Bangladesh border with Myanmar, where tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims are stranded after fleeing what has been called "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing" by the UN.
Iran's first humanitarian aid is to be distributed among Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh camps, due to lack of proper cooperation of Myanmar government, Head of Relief and Rescue Organization of the Red Crescent Organization Morteza Salimi said.