Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi to miss UN General Assembly

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi to miss UN General Assembly

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi to miss UN General Assembly

The summit was organised by the OIC (Organisation of Islamic Cooperation), the world's largest Muslim body with 57-member states.

At least 370,000 Rohingya have flooded into Bangladesh since August 25, when Myanmar's military responded to an insurgent attack with what it called "clearance operations" to root out the rebels. The violence has also forced several thousand Rakhine Buddhists and Hindus to flee their homes.

Russian Federation and China, both veto-wielding permanent members, are supportive of Myanmar's government. Myanmar accused the Rohingya insurgents of torching seven villages, one outpost, and two parts of Maungdaw town.

On Wednesday, Zaw Htay did not use the name Rohingya.

Talking to PressTV, Johnny Miller, a political commentator, praised the remarks made by Hassan Rouhani, saying that unity among Muslims is the only thing that can force the government in Myanmar to stop the ongoing violence against Rohingya Muslims.

Meanwhile, two human rights groups have joined the chorus of global voices against the violence taking place against Rohingya Muslims.

The UNSC is set to convene for discussions on the Rohingya crisis later today.

Rohingya refugee children carry an old woman in a sling near Balukhali makeshift refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, September 13, 2017.

The cargo has been loaded onto trucks that will bring the supplies to the refugee camps at Cox's Bazar district. "Firing was happening inside their country".

Bangladeshi border guards block people from crossing.

But he said "they need help, more help".

Speaking from Bangladesh, Tirana Hassan, Amnesty International's crisis response director, told United Nations reporters, "These people have been walking, some of them for days, escaping what can only be described as widespread and systematic abuses".

A Rohingya man passes a child though a barbed wire border fence on the border with Bangladesh.

She said her country would do its best to help the fleeing Rohingyas, but said Myanmar should "take their nationals back" as soon as possible.

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday visited a Rohingya refugee camp, along with a delegation in Kutupalong. "That is my main concern", he said.

This airlift requested by UNHCR via IHC responds to the needs of 8,355 refugees from 1,671 families who fled to the northern Rakhine state.

On the first day itself, the team came prepared with enough resources to provide relief to over 50,000 people.

The UN has said $77 million is needed to aid refugees in the region over the next three months. Myanmar, on the other hand is a majority Buddhist state. She said Myanmar is "being emptied" of its Rohingya population.

McCain said he would remove language from a bill authorizing defense spending that would have expanded USA military cooperation with Myanmar.

A senior Turkish minister has said the World Health Organization (WHO) will assist Turkey's humanitarian efforts in the Rohingya crisis.

Critics have called for her to be stripped of her Nobel peace prize for failing to do more to halt the strife which the United Nations rights agency said was a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing".

The Nobel Peace Prize victor has done nearly nothing to end the violence in Rakhine.

In a sign of how far her star has fallen, the same rights groups that campaigned for her release from house arrest have blasted her for failing to speak up in defence of the Rohingya.

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