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Boats with more refugees arrive as smoke billows from a village on the Myanmar side of the border

Boats with more refugees arrive as smoke billows from a village on the Myanmar side of the border

Global pressure is mounting on Buddhist-majority Myanmar to end the security operation against the marginalised Rohingya Muslim community in Rakhine, which was triggered on August 25 when Rohingya militants attacked police posts.

Muslim protesters shout slogans as they hold posters of Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and Wirathu, the leader of Myanmar's nationalist Buddhist monks during a rally against the persecution of Rohingya Muslims, in Jakarta, Indonesia, Saturday, September.

Heavy monsoon rain is flooding make-shift camps in Bangladesh, which are housing thousands of Muslim Rohingya, amid the already miserable conditions.

According to a Iranian news agency, Baqeri and Bajwa said that military and non-military organisations of Muslim countries could mobilise their forces and facilities to speed up the dispatch of humanitarian relief to the persecuted Muslims in Myanmar.

Earlier this month, Najib had reportedly said that Malaysia would deploy aid to Bangladesh to help Rohingya escaping from the conflict zone in Myanmar's Rakhine province which borders Bangladesh.

Most Rohingya, who spent more than a week trekking cross-country from Rakhine to the Bangladesh border, have found camps overflowing and been forced to camp on muddy roadsides.

The Myanmar government says hundreds have died, mostly Rohingya "terrorists", and that 176 out of 471 Rohingya villages have been abandoned. With the security forces of the country under the military, her position as State Counsellor, equivalent to a Prime Minister, is weak in a country with little sympathy for the Rohingya.

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Inu said the government has taken many initiatives to resolve the Rohingya crisis on humanitarian aspect.

The head of the United Nations says he believes Myanmar's leader has one "last chance" to stop the mounting Rohingya crisis.

The UN children's agency warned that the children, some of whom had gunshot wounds, were at risk of sexual abuse, human trafficking and psychological trauma.

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday described the violence against Rohingya as "ethnic cleansing" - a term that describes an organized effort to rid an area of an ethnic group by displacement, deportation or killing.

Critics have called for the Nobel laureate to be stripped of her peace prize amid reports of "ethnic cleansing" against Rohingya Muslimse.

McConnell said Suu Kyi's position in the government was "exceedingly difficult" and that as a civilian, she had virtually no authority over the military.

She has since focused her energy on the delicate political dance between her civilian government and the generals who still hold numerous levers of power.

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