Number of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence rises to almost 400000

Number of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence rises to almost 400000

Many say they have had details - their names and the villages they are from - taken at the border.

Prodded by Dhaka, New Delhi has asked Nay Pyi Daw to check violence against Rohingyas but will tread cautiously on exodus of people of the community from Myanmar to Bangladesh.

Some 379,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since violence began last month.

The government of Buddhist- majority Myanmar rejected the accusations, saying it is targeting "terrorists".

The Human Rights Watch (HRW) released new satellite imagery and sensory data showing that 62 villages and 948 buildings in Rakhine state were targeted by arson attacks between August 25 and September 14, 2017.

Rakhine's northernmost Maungdaw district was home to around three quarters of that population, according to government figures. That number has now tripled to almost 380,000 and people are arriving hungry and malnourished and finding shelter in makeshift settlements or with host communities.

Myanmar's presidential spokesman Zaw Htay, as per The Guardian report, admitted on Wednesday that almost 500 villages had been targeted by the Burmese army in "clearance operations" in response to the Arsa attack on 25 August.

The Rohingya are a Muslim ethnic group that practices a form of Sunni Islam. Fleeing Rohingya say security forces shot indiscriminately, burned their homes and threatened them with death.

A total of 80 sites have been set ablaze since August 24, Amnesty reports.

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However, many refugees and worldwide journalists have reported security forces led the way in burning scores of villages to the ground.

The Rohingya Muslims "must be granted nationality or, at least for now, a legal status that allows them to lead a normal life, including freedom of movement and access to labor markets, education and health services", he added.

Tens of thousands of Rohingya are believed to still be trekking through the monsoon-soaked area. Bangladesh has received nearly 400,000 in two and a half weeks.

Guterres repeated his call for "an effective action plan" to address the root causes of the situation, which he said he been left to fester for decades and has now escalated beyond Myanmar's borders, destabilizing the region.

"They are essentially locked in and markets are not functioning", she told AFP.

It was not clear whether there would be a change in the way aid is distributed at the Rohingya camps.

"It's important that Canada uses that relationship they have with her to end the atrocity that's going on right now, but also to create a long-term solution", he said.

The UN Security Council broke its weeks-long silence on the crisis in Myanmar and called for an end to the violence as UN chief Antonio Guterres said the military campaign amounted to ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims.