Bangladesh receives 270 tons of food aid for Rohingya refugees

Bangladesh receives 270 tons of food aid for Rohingya refugees

It referred to "fake news photographs" posted on Twitter by Turkey's deputy prime minister, which were meant to show dead Rohingya in Myanmar but some of which were actually taken elsewhere.

The plight of the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar has shaken the conscience of humanity.

"Through this support, the United States will help provide emergency shelter, food security, nutritional assistance, health assistance, psychosocial support, water, sanitation and hygiene, livelihoods, social inclusion, non-food items, disaster and crisis risk reduction, restoring family links, and protection to over 400,000 displaced persons", according to a State Department press release.

The Rohingya, described by the United Nations as the world's most persecuted people, have faced heightened fears of attack since dozens were killed in communal violence in 2012.

This week, Britain suspended a training programme for Myanmar officers because of the violence.

"Keeping the peace requires more than peacekeeping - it requires action, reform and, lastly, it also requires a willingness to call out senseless attacks on innocent people around the world. Whatever we do, we should try to avoid all collateral damage and any action that would hurt innocent people", Suu Kyi said.

The refugees are fleeing a fresh security operation in which security forces and Buddhist mobs have killed men, women and children, looted homes and torched Rohingya villages. It also suggests protests and condemnation against the confinement of ethnic Rohingyas in camps in Bangladesh. "We must ensure that the ancestors' land of the Rohingyas is restored", he said.

Rohingyas are being denied citizenship in the Buddhist-majority Myanmar and regarded as illegal immigrants, despite claiming roots that date back centuries.

"Concerned governments should not wait for her to act".

Not many media outlets in the country, he said, were willing to take the risk of alienating their readers, advertisers, and in some cases, their staff, by calling out the Burmese government for the campaign of ethnic cleansing they are involved in.

"The world knows that Rohnigyas are stateless and disenfranchised people and are deprived of all human rights since 1947".

The aid shipment was bound for the north of the Rakhine State where insurgent attacks on August 25 sparked a military backlash.

The NHRC intervention came ten days after the MHA told states that they have powers to identify and deport such people while noting that infiltration from Rakhine state of Myanmar in the recent years has become a burden on the limited resources of the country.