Boat with 130 Rohingya refugees capsizes off Myanmar, children among the dead

Boat with 130 Rohingya refugees capsizes off Myanmar, children among the dead

Boat with 130 Rohingya refugees capsizes off Myanmar, children among the dead

The 2 billion-kyat plan involves registering refugees-according to the 1993 agreement between Myanmar and Bangladesh-in Taungpyo Letwe and Nga Khu Ya villages before resettling them in Dar Gyi Zar village in Maungdaw Township, U Win Myat Aye, also chair of the Implementation Committee for Recommendations on Rakhine State, told reporters on Wednesday. "More than ever, the world needs to take a strong stand and push Myanmar and its security forces to end the horrors they are inflicting on the Rohingya population", said Tirana Hassan.

The UN had been pushing to visit Rakhine to investigate the flight of 4,80,000 Rohingya Muslims to Bangladesh in a month.

Aid groups said in a joint statement they were: "increasingly concerned about severe restrictions on humanitarian access and impediments to the delivery of critically needed humanitarian assistance throughout Rakhine State. Their accounts are corroborating the media reports thus far regarding the violence against Hindus in the Rakhine region", Kalra said.

United Nations spokesman Stephane Dujarric said on Wednesday, before the cancellation, that chiefs of United Nations agencies were due to take part in the trip, which he hoped would be "a first step towards much freer and wider access to the area".

"The worldwide community and the government of Myanmar must work together towards a peaceful solution to this complex conflict one which upholds the rights of civilians of all communities involved", said Samir Kalra, Hindu American Foundation (HAF) senior director and author of Hindus in South Asia & the Diaspora: A Survey of Human Rights, 2017.

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But the military said it was only targeting militants.

Myanmar rejects accusations of ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity but Suu Kyi has faced scathing criticism and calls for her Nobel prize to be withdrawn. Verification will be carried out "soon" on Myanmar soil at two border points, AFP reported.

Myanmar authorities ordered a crack-down which led to over 415,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh.

"The government hates us", said refugee Zafar Alam, 55, sheltering from rain near a refugee settlement in Bangladesh, referring to the Myanmar government.

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