United States says Myanmar army responsible for Rohingya crisis

New wave of Rohingya refugees flock to Bangladesh camps

New wave of Rohingya refugees flock to Bangladesh camps

Satellite images have emerged that allegedly prove Rohingya villages were torched after Myanmar said "clearance operations" had ceased.

Among nearly two dozen recommendations, the human rights group called for the U.N. Security Council to impose a comprehensive arms embargo on Myanmar and financial sanctions against senior officials responsible for violations that Amnesty says meet the criteria for crimes against humanity.

The U.N. refugee agency urged Bangladesh on Tuesday to speed up vetting of up to 15,000 Rohingya refugees "stranded" near the border after crossing into the country from Myanmar and move them further inland to safety and better conditions.

While the State Department has been able to get a few of its personnel from the embassy in Myanmar into Rakhine state to assess the situation, Tillerson encouraged greater access for humanitarian agencies such as the Red Cross, Red Crescent as well as other agencies from the UN. He said the US has urged restraint by the military which launched its crackdown in response to attacks on security forces by Rohingya insurgents.

The HRW said that 90 per cent of the affected villages were in the Maungdaw town, adding that Rohingya houses were burned while adjacent areas inhabited by the Rakhine Buddhists were left intact.

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Amnesty International (AI) accused Myanmar's security forces of committing crimes against humanity as hundreds of thousands of Rohingya men, women and children fled the country.

In a report released last week, the global body said the actions taken against the Rohingya have been "well-organized, coordinated and systematic, with the intent of not only driving the population out of Myanmar but preventing them from returning to their homes".

The video showed thousands upon thousands of Rohingya trudging along a narrow strip of land alongside what appears to a rain-swollen creek in the Palong Khali area in southern Bangladesh. Several said that they were stopped by Bangladeshi border guards and spent the night in muddy rice fields.

Some 582,000 Rohingya are now known to have fled since violence erupted on August 25 in northern Rakhine state, where they also lack access to food and health care, United Nations officials said.

The western region descended into chaos when Rohingya militants attacked Myanmar police posts on Aug 25, triggering the brutal military crackdown. "However, to continue to support them in the long term, like say the next six months, we need to raise more funds", Sakil Faizullah, Communication Manager of Unicef Bangladesh, told Efe news on Wednesday.

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