3 killed in stampede for aid near Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh
- Author: Leroy Wright Sep 18, 2017,
Sep 18, 2017, 20:28
The report also underscored the chaotic aid management that has drawn criticism from rights workers.
Many overseas are puzzled as to how rights can be flagrantly denied to a specific group by a people who once nobly demanded their own in the face of a junta.
Myanmar's security forces have always been attacking Rohingyas and torching their villages since October 2016, in a bid to push them out of the western state of Rakhine.
They are an ethnic minority of Muslim faith who Myanmar classifies as stateless, illegal immigrants.
The Bangladeshi government say they'll move tens of thousands of people, now seeking refuge on the roadside and shanties to Balukhali camp.
Thousands are now facing hunger and illness in crowded, makeshift camps.
McConnell said he expected a briefing soon from Suu Kyi's office and that she was "trying very hard to improve conditions" for the Rohingya.
"Wall-to-wall human suffering, that's what it is".
Many refugees are sleeping in the open air and in desperate need of food and water.
Hundreds have been killed, including children, and villages have been burnt to the ground.
Some child refugees were reported to have witnessed the murder of their parents, the charity added.
We expected her to speak up for these people and that she would sort out the problems and try to control the situation so that everyone would have equal rights, everybody would have freedom of life, everybody would have freedom of worship.
But the violence has engulfed the border region and triggered an exodus of over 400,000 Rohingya to Bangladesh, where they have told of soldiers slaughtering civilians and burning entire villages.
"There's really no sign that this flow of people is going to dry up", said Chris Lom of the International Organization for Migration.
Nasreen, in her tweet, pointed out that the Bangladesh government was concerned about Rohingyas only because they are Muslims who would be used as a votebank.
Meanwhile, Nepal has increased surveillance at its border to prevent more Rohingya from entering the country.
What's happening now: Myanmar's government launched its latest surge of violence against the Rohingya last October after alleged attacks by Rohingya insurgents against government posts.