United Nations needs $200 million to cater for displaced Rohingya in Bangladesh

Elias Hubbard
September 25, 2017

On 9 September, Amnesty International reported that their researchers spoke to several eyewitnesses who said they had seen Myanmar military forces, including military personnel and Border Guard Police, laying antipersonnel mines near Myanmar's border with Bangladesh, resulting in at least six casualties.

The group called on the global community to take action to halt what it called an ethnic cleansing campaign.

Mohammad Salimullah and Shaqir, whose plea was filed by senior lawyer Prashant Bhushan, said they were claiming the rights to equality and life under Article 14 and 21, respectively, of the Indian Constitution, which apply to all citizens and non-citizens.

He said the troops would dig hundreds of latrines for refugees after doctors warned that the camps were on the brink of a health disaster.

Many in the Buddhist majority blame Rohingya militants for triggering the unrest in Rakhine and accuse foreign media and NGOs of a pro-Rohingya bias.

Doctors at the Leda clinic showed a Reuters reporter three case files, without divulging the identity of the patients.

Mohammad, 39, said he saw a neighbor's son step on one of the mines laid by the military. "The young men are the main target, and we are very cautious", said the official. They saw the soldiers take antipersonnel landmines from the crates and place them in the ground.

It's impossible to turn a cold shoulder to the plight of the Rohingya and I'm certain that many must be wondering if Myanmar has felt any guilt for causing them such torment. Symptoms included bite marks over the arms and back, tearing and laceration on the vagina and vaginal bleeding, the doctor said.

Addressing a seminar organized by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), a tough-talking Singh asked why some people were objecting to the deportation of Rohingyas when Myanmar was ready to accept them. It did not refer to the perpetrators.

"We are receiving adults every day on the cusp of dying from dehydration", said Kate White, the group's emergency medical coordinator.

Rohingya mother-of-seven Sara Khatun says she has no food left. "Rohingya are not involved in any act of militancy". He called on security forces to end the violence, protect civilians and work with the civilian government to implement the recommendations of a committee headed by former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

He also referred to Myanmar state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi's statement two days ago that her country would resettle some of the refugees.

Myanmar government spokesman Zaw Htay confirmed the discovery of the 28 bodies on Sunday. "Everything should be according to the rule of law", he said. "Someone could take them while I sleep".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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