Myanmar's Suu Kyi scraps United Nations trip amid Rohingya crisis


Hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas have fled to neighboring Bangladesh which, although a Muslim nation like the Rohingyas, is a very poor country and can not provide for the estimated 400,000 refugees who have fled from Myanmar.

"UNICEF plans to massively scale up its emergency response to the growing number of Rohingya children in Bangladesh, and has appealed for more than USD7 million to provide emergency support over the next four months", he added.

Critics have called for her to be stripped of her Nobel Peace Prize for failing to do more to halt the strife.

The latest calamity was spurred when Rohingya militants attacked dozens of police posts and a military base on August 25.

The United Nations refugee agency, the UNHCR, said around 4,00,000 refugees have fled from the violence-affected Myanmar's Northern Rakhine state and sought refuge in Bangladesh, where the limited shelter capacity is already exhausted.

India on Thursday extended humanitarian assistance for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh by flying down food and other essential items to the neighbour to help it deal with the huge influx of Rohingyas who have fled from Myanmar.

Myanmar alone can't do anything to stop the plight faced by the Rohingya community there, as it is a problem that has gone on for centuries, says Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister James Masing.

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The attacks triggered a sweeping military counter-offensive against the insurgents, whom the government has described as terrorists.

Then on September 13, the show aired a brief clip of the United Nations chief calling on Myanmar authorities to end the violence, which Woodruff followed with "Myanmar claims that it's only reacting to attacks by Rohingya insurgents".

"The entire world today is anxious with the Rohingya issue (and) their (India's) concern and stand beside us is very crucial at this moment", ruling Awami League general secretary and senior minister Obaidul Quader had said earlier this week.

'The world looks at Aung San Suu Kyi with the same lens with which it looked at her during her struggle for democracy, ' Bo told TIME in an email.

"The humanitarian situation is catastrophic", said Mr Guterres. The army denies allegations, while Suu Kyi has also played down claims of atrocities instead blaming "a huge iceberg of misinformation" for complicating the conflict.

The Indian government on Thursday told the Supreme Court that Rohingya refugees were "a threat to national security", pushing back against condemnation of its plans to deport them.