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UN Urges Myanmar To End Violence Against Muslims

New York(September 6, 2017):  The United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres steps up pressure on authorities, warning of ethnic cleansing against Muslim minority in Rakhine state.

However, Antonio Guterres has warned of the risk of ethnic cleansing in Myanmar as he appealed to the country’s authorities to end violence against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state.

Nearly 125,000 Rohingya refugees – mostly women and children – have crossed the border to Bangladesh in the past 11 days, fleeing a security sweep by Myanmar forces who have been torching villages in response to alleged attacks by Rohingya fighters.

Since the latest round of violence began on August 25, at least 400 people have been killed in the ensuing clashes and a military counter-offensive.

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