USA increases humanitarian aid to help Rohingya Muslims

Cheryl Sanders
September 21, 2017

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Myanmar's de facto leader and a Nobel laureate Suu Kyi has been slammed widely for her silence on what the United Nations described as a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing".

Vice President Henry Van Thio spoke to the U.N. General Assembly in the absence of Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of Myanmar's civilian government who has been criticized for failing to protect the minority group. Over time, the overall cost will probably run into many hundreds of millions, said Eric Schwartz, the president of Refugees International. Htay's post urging his followers to report pro-ARSA content to Facebook was shared almost 7,000 times.

Suu Kyi earlier yesterday delivered a nationally televised address on the Rohingya crisis, appealing for outside observers to visit Myanmar and see the situation for themselves, in a speech aimed at appeasing an global community horrified by the army-led violence in Rakhine.

Since Aug. 25, around 410,000 Rohingya have crossed from Myanmar's western state of Rakhine into Bangladesh, according to the UN. "The United Nation referred them as the most persecuted community in the world".

Khin Tun Aye, chief of Shwe Laung Tin, one of the nearby Rakhine villages, said they had chased away the two Rohingya men in case they were "planning to attack or blow up our village".

The Myanmar army hit back fast and hard with "clearance operations" in Rohingya villages.

But the influx of refugees has created a big problem for Bangladesh with over 120,000 Rohingya flocking into Bangladesh in just 11 days and chocking Cox Bazar with refugee camps all around.

The Centre has also said that even Rohingya's registered with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees would be deported.

"I believe [Facebook] is trying to suppress freedom [of] expression and dissent by colluding with the perpetrators of genocide in the Myanmar regime", activist and journalist Mohammad Anwar was quoted as saying by The Guardian.

"We are only removing graphic content when it is shared to celebrate the violence, versus raising awareness and condemning the action", a Facebook spokeswoman, Ruchika Budhraja, said in a statement to The Guardian.

"Rape campaigns, torture, and yes, killing children".

On Tuesday, Britain announced it had suspended aid to Myanmar's military until the current situation was resolved.

"And now we are witnessing a historic exodus, over 400,000 Rohingya, including tens of thousands of children, have now been forced to flee from Burma to Bangladesh", Pence added. "We must ensure that the ancestors' land of the Rohingyas is restored", he said. "But 420,000 people moving into Bangladesh suggests the vast majority of Rohingya are affected".

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