Dhaka protests Myanmar airspace violation amid Rohingya crisis

Trudeau Calls Aung San Suu Kyi, Expresses 'Deep Concerns' Over Rohingya

The issue of persecution of Rohingya Muslims and Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar to Bangladesh is a historical one that has been repeated time and again in the past but this time it seems to be much worse, he said.

"According to our estimates, 409 000 refugees rohingyas arrived in Bangladesh from the 25th of August", announced Joseph Tripua High commissioner for refugees (UNHCR) of the united nations.

The current humanitarian crisis began following an August 25 attack by the insurgent Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) on police and military posts in the northwestern state of Rakhine that had led to a violent offensive by the Myanmar Army.

While almost 400,000 refugees have poured across the border into Bangladesh, fears have also been growing of a humanitarian crisis on the Myanmar side, but access for aid workers and reporters has been severely restricted.

Images purportedly showing atrocities against the Rohingya have flooded Muslim-majority Bangladesh's social media, triggering sympathy and protests by thousands of supporters of hardline Islamist parties. "We are working to contain them within Cox's Bazar".

The Army and aid agencies will build 14,000 shelters, each housing six families, near the city of Cox's Bazar, the Daily Star newspaper reported.

"Our field research backs what the satellite imagery has indicated - that the Burmese [Myanmar] military is directly responsible for the mass burning of Rohingya villages in northern Rakhine State", said Phil Robertson, deputy Asia director at Human Rights Watch. While the extent of damage could not be verified, due to access restrictions by the government, "they are likely to have burned down whole villages".

Vaezi noted that Myanmar army troops kill Muslim men, take women and children into custody and set fire to their homes.

Suu Kyi has also been widely condemned by the global community for not speaking out against the ongoing violence.

Bangladesh says all refugees must go home and has called for safe areas in Myanmar. Most Rohingya are stateless.

Elsewhere along Myanmar's borders, where ethnic rebel groups and government troops have been fighting, civilians from other ethnic and religious minorities have also been forced to flee for safety over the last few monhts.

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