Myanmar Military Exoneration of Rohingya Crimes is 'Laughable,' 'Pathetic': HRW

Rohingya Muslim survives after playing dead for days

UN warns of sex trafficking, abuse among Rohingya refugees

Denmark was one of the first responding donors to the on-going crisis and has so far committed over $18.7 million for humanitarian relief of the Rohingya refugees through United Nations agencies and NGO's.

More than 600,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since late August, driven out by a counter-insurgency clearance operation in Rakhine state that a top United Nations official has called a classic case of "ethnic cleansing".

"The full extent of the violations against the Rohingya and other ethnic minorities will not be known until the UN Fact-Finding Mission and other independent observers are given unfettered access to Myanmar, and in particular Rakhine State", he said.

The members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) issued a draft statement that failed to mention the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state during the annual East Asia Summit in Manila, Reuters reported.

AI, on the other hand, said with more than 600,000 women, men and children having fled Rakhine State in recent months fearing for their lives, there is overwhelming evidence that the military has murdered and raped Rohingya and burned their villages to the ground.

"Understanding the scope of human trafficking is hard in most settings due to the hidden nature of the crime", said Kateryna Ardanyan, a counter-trafficking expert of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), in a press release issued Tuesday.

He is expected to deliver a stern message to Myanmar's generals, over whom national leader Aung San Suu Kyi has little control.

Some U.S. senators are now pursuing legislation to impose economic and travel sanctions on the armed forces and their business interests.

The plight of the Rohingya has brought outrage from around the world and there have been calls for democracy champion Suu Kyi to be stripped of the Nobel peace prize she won in 1991 because she has not condemned the Myanmar military's actions.

The Myanmar Police Force and Border Guard Bangladesh hold a conference to discuss border security in Myanmar's capital Naypyidaw, Nov. 14, 2017.

"Talks between Bangladesh and Myanmar on repatriation should continue", he said.

According to Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Abul Hasan Mahmood Ali, around 3,000 Rohingya have been killed in the crackdown.

"We have our population list with data and documents from immigration and administrative departments", he said.

"After that, Myanmar will accept refugees back by forming joint committees", he said. Translated by Khet Mar.

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