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An estimated 6,00,000 Rohingya Muslims had fled Myanmar's Rakhine State since August previous year after large-scale violence there.

United Nations Security Council member Mansour Ayyad Al Otaibi (C) talks as delegation members Karen Piece (L) and Gustavo Adolfo Meza Cuadra Velasquez look on during a press conference at the Hazrat Shah Jalal International Airport in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on April 30.

Australia is chipping in an extra $13 million in aid to help people from Myanmar ethnic minority groups fleeing violence at the hands of the country's military.

Russian Federation and China will veto any action against Myanmar owing to trade and military interests.

The group inspected facilities prepared by the Myanmar government for the Rohingya refugees' return.

Unless the government of Myanmar gives the Rohingya their denied citizenship rights, there will be little progress. That investigation led to a USA declaration of genocide and the imposition of economic sanctions against the Sudanese government, the news agency said.

A U.N. Security Council delegation on Tuesday visited Myanmar's Rakhine state, where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled military-led violence, and urged the government to improve the security conditions for the return of the refugees.

Since fighting broke in August a year ago between Rohingya militants and Myanmar's security forces, the United Nations estimates that over 690,000 Rohingya residents have fled from Myanmar's western state of Rakhine to neighboring Bangladesh. She stressed the importance of Bangladesh officials using the designated forms agreed upon by both countries as early as possible for verification, it said.

The State Counsellor said, "The basis for return must be that it is safe, dignified and voluntary".

"Their faces clearly showed that they didn't believe anything we said".

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will visit Myanmar on 10-11 May during which she will impress upon the Myanmar leadership the urgent need for taking steps for the rehabilitation of Rohingya refugees. They are a member of the United Nations and they are a member and state party to many U.N. conventions.

Aye Lwin also reminded the delegates that refugees living in makeshift shelters in Bangladesh as well as in Myanmar will face a major risk from floods and landslides during the fast-approaching monsoon season. They are denied freedom of movement and other basic rights.

Al-Otaibi stressed the necessity of United Nations involvement in the repatriation process and negotiations between Myanmar and the United Nations refugee agency on potential cooperation.

An OIC delegation visited the camps in January following the exodus of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar into Bangladesh after August 25, 2017, when the military and Buddhist mobs torched their homes, wiped out their villages and persecuted them in the northern Rakhine state of Myanmar.

"Aug San Suu Kyi has made a considered decision to be complicit with the military in the worst kinds of human rights abuses", said Adams.


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