Up to 400000 Rohingya Muslims flee Myanmar

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The Bangladesh-Myanmar border, spreading from the former's town of Cox's Bazaar, around the region of Ukhia where the Kutupulong refugee camp has been home to more than 50,000 Rohingya refugees since the early 2000s, with regular instances of alleged radicalisation attempts. "I believe we have seen in the past that the security concerns of this issue must be given due consideration", Muazzem Ali added.

Bangladesh has been overwhelmed with the influx of Rohingya. Rohingya have faced persecution in Buddhist-majority Myanmar for decades.

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who earlier this week canceled a planned trip to the UN General Assembly, has been heavily criticized for not speaking out against the violence in Rakhine State.

ARSA earlier attacked Myanmar's nine border security posts on October 9 past year following which Myanmar army started a violent crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.

"In our parliament, we have taken a resolution that Myanmar should take all their citizens back to their country and create a congenial atmosphere so that they can go back", Hasina said, according to Al-Jazeera.

"It's a first step, but the council needs to escalate this to the level that a crisis that bears the hallmarks of ethnic cleansing deserves", Human Rights Watch's UN Director Louis Charbonneau said after on Wednesday's council statement.

Noting India's obligations under global law, he said: "India can not carry out collective expulsions, or return people to a place where they risk torture or other serious violations".

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Guterres said many women and children were arriving in Bangladesh "hungry and malnourished".

In this picture taken on September 13, 2017, Rohingya Muslim refugee Rashida Begum stands next to her son Azizul Hoque, 15, as he is treated after being injured by a landmine while crossing from Myanmar to Bangladesh, at a hospital in Cox's Bazar.

The Rohingya insurgent group whose August 25 attacks on police posts triggered weeks of violence and retaliation by Myanmar's military is denying any links with Islamic jihadist or transnational terrorist groups and says it does not want them involved in its conflict. Numerous new arrivals were huddling in makeshift shelters along roads or in open fields.

It is the Myanmar government's "responsibility to ensure that security returns to Rakhine", Grandi told The Associated Press at the Stockholm Security Conference in Sweden. They said they can't give us anything else.

The most important thing was that the refugees be able to go home safely, said George William Okoth-Obbo, assistant high commissioner for operations at the United Nations refugee agency.

That prompted the Burmese military to start "clearance operations" against the rebels, setting off a wave of violence that has left hundreds dead and thousands of homes burned - mostly Rohingya in both cases.

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