Rohingya villages targets of 'systematic burnings' by Myanmar army: Amnesty

Rohingya villages targets of 'systematic burnings' by Myanmar army: Amnesty

Bangladesh restricted the movement of Rohingya refugees Saturday, banning them from leaving designated areas in the country to which over 400,000 have fled from violence in neighbouring Myanmar.

Almost 30,000 Buddhist villagers have also been displaced, they say.

On Wednesday, the plight of the Rohingya prompted a rare rebuke from the UN Security Council.

The secretary-general has been outspoken about calling for an end to the violence in Burma's Rakhine state, and sent the Security Council an official letter raising his concerns about a crisis - the first time a United Nations chief has done so since 1989.

This sparked a wave of violence against Rohingya, who say thousands have been burned from their homes, killed and raped by the military and Buddhist monks.

The violence is still raging, and at least 110 people are so far confirmed dead while at least 18,500 Rohingya have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh, according to the International Organization for Migration.

She also said she would raise the Rohingya issue at the UN General Assembly in NY later this month.

The ministry warned that the three violations between September 10 and 14 could lead to "unwarranted consequences".

"We are urgently appealing for more funds (for assistance)", he said.

Mr. Trudeau called on Myanmar's military, which retains significant power in the country, and civilian leaders "to take a strong stand in ending the violence, promoting the protection of civilians and promoting unimpeded access for the United Nations and worldwide humanitarian actors".

Mr Guterres at a wide-ranging press conference called Burma one of two world issues "at the top of global concerns", along with North Korea.

Backing up the pictures, Amnesty said fire sensors also deployed on satellites had detected 80 large-scale blazes across northern Rakhine state since 25 August, when the army launched "clearance operations" in response to attacks by Rohingya militants.

Referring to reports that aid workers were facing problems of access, Patel said "unacceptable intimidation and restrictions on the movement of humanitarian workers" must be ended.

The violence in Rakhine and the exodus of refugees is the most pressing problem Suu Kyi has faced since becoming national leader a year ago.

Muhammad Yunus, the 2006 Peace Prize laureate, has sent a letter with the signatures of 12 Nobel laureates to the U.N. Security Council, urging it to take immediate action to stop the military attacks on civilians.

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