31 Aug '17, 7am

Around 27,400 #Rohingya flee into Bangladesh from #Myanmar: UN sources

UNITED NATIONS/COX'S BAZAR, BANGLADESH (REUTERS) - US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Thursday (Aug 31) urged security forces in Myanmar to adhere to international law and avoid attacking innocent civilians as they try to prevent further violence by Rohingya militants in the country’s Rakhine state. Haley condemned the recent attacks by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army but added “as Burmese security forces act to prevent further violence, they have a responsibility to adhere to international humanitarian law, which includes refraining from attacking innocent civilians and humanitarian workers.” She urged security forces to ensure aid reaches those in need and to ensure the rights of all communities. Around 27,400 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh to escape violence in Myanmar during the past week and a further 20,000 are marooned in no man’s land b...

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