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Myanmar says aid workers not barred

Myanmar says aid workers not barred

The consignment was loaded onto a cargo plane by Iranian Red Crescent Society and headed to Bangladesh on Friday morning, Tasnim News Agency reported.

"It's important that Canada uses that relationship they have with her to end the atrocity that's going on right now, but also to create a long-term solution", he said.

This week, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged Burma to end the violence, which he called "ethnic cleansing".

The Myanmar government "and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi in particular, should condemn unequivocally all incitement to racial or religious hatred and combat social discrimination and hostilities against the Rohingya minority", said the resolution. Other UN agencies have sounded the alarm over conditions for the Rohingya who have fled a military crackdown in Buddhist-dominated Myanmar's Rakhine state.

"We were united in our concern about the situation, in the deterioration of the situation and we have heard graphically from the Secretary General and (US diplomat) Jeff Feltman who briefed us on the catastrophe that is befalling Rakhine state and the Rohingya there", said Rycroft.

"I have no words to describe what I'm seeing out there", said International Federation of the Red Cross spokeswoman, Corinne Ambler of conditions in the impromptu refugee settlements now spreading ever deeper into the forests near Bangladesh's border with Myanmar.

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At least 26 villages had been hit by arson attacks in the Rohingya-majority region, the rights group said, with patches of grey ash picked up in photos marking the spots where homes had once stood.

"India's position is same as Bangladesh's over the Rohingya issue".

The Myanmar government, however, rejects the violence being carried out in Rakhine state by saying that they are only targeting the terrorists.

On Thursday, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) announced that it had sent to Cox's Bazar trucks with emergency aid, sanitation and hygiene supplies for thousands of Rohingya children.

About 400,000 Rohingya, an ethnic and religious minority group long denied citizenship in Myanmar, have crossed the border into Bangladesh since a violent crackdown by government forces, described by some as ethnic cleansing, began on August 25. Now she is part of the government, she is a political leader. The UN said 123,600 had crossed the border in the past 11 days from Myanmar's violence-wracked Rakhine state. Defence Minister Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan says National Action Plan initiated by the PML-N government resulted in significant decline in terrorist attacks in the country.

The statement said satellite detection of multiple active fires on 11 and 13 September suggest that villages in new areas of Maungdaw township are now being targeted for destruction.

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