Rohingya crisis: Myanmar army clears itself of wrongdoing

Bangladesh: Humanitarian Situation report No.10 (Rohingya influx) 12 November 2017

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Denmark has allocated an additional $5.2 million to the existing country programme which includes agricultural education, climate change adaptation and human rights support to the local people in Cox's Bazar.

The military said that, while 376 "terrorists" were killed, there were no deaths of innocent people.

"This is according to interviews and focus groups they've been conducting in Cox's Bazar", he said, referring to where makeshift refugee camps were established in southeastern Bangladesh, neighbouring Myanmar's Rakhine state.

Some recruiters are Rohingya themselves, the United Nations report said, and have formed trafficking rings as the population has expanded in Bangladesh.

The latest military operations began late August in response to a series of assaults by a group of Rohingya insurgents on police posts, causing more than 614,000 people, a lot of them members of the minority community, to flee to Bangladesh, reports Efe news.

It said it had found no instances where its soldiers had shot and killed Rohingya villagers, raped women or tortured prisoners.

The Danish state secretary congratulated Bangladesh for its results within poverty reduction, access to education and health as some of the most significant results, the foreign ministry said.

It would appear that the world community has turned its back on the continued violence and persecution of the Rohingyas.

Suu Kyi discussed the Rohingya crisis with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres during the Southeast Asian summit in Manila.

Many Rohingya have died making the journey from Myanmar to Bangladesh.

The government of Myanmar, a predominately Buddhist country, claims the Rohingya people are illegal immigrants from neighboring Bangladesh and has denied them citizenship, leaving them stateless.

President Donald Trump failed to speak out about two of Asia's biggest humanitarian crises ― the ethnocentric violence in Myanmar and the alleged extrajudicial killings in the Phillippines ― during his 12-day visit to the area, even as some of America's closest allies delivered strongly worded responses. "Those responsible for abuses must be held accountable", Adams said.

"There is overwhelming evidence that the military has murdered and raped Rohingya and burned their villages to the ground", Amnesty said in a statement released on Monday evening.

Gomez said that satellite analysis had clearly tracked the "growing devastation" and that Amnesty believed Burma was committing "crimes against humanity".

In London, British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday night condemned the "inhuman" treatment of the Rohingya people, which she said "looks like ethnic cleansing".

"The Burmese military's absurd effort to absolve itself of mass atrocities underscores why an independent worldwide investigation is needed to establish the facts and identify those responsible", said Brad Adams, Asia director at HRW.

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