Civilians trapped as violence scorches Myanmar's Rakhine State

Civilians trapped as violence scorches Myanmar's Rakhine State

So far, the government has reportedly evacuated at least 4,000 villagers, with almost 2,000 Rohingya Muslims, mostly women and children, fleeing across the border to Bangladesh, where they are now living as refugees in makeshift camps along the border.

Renewed violence erupted last week after dozens of police and border outposts in Rakhine allegedly came under attack by a group claiming to be advocating the Muslim Rohingyas against the government crackdown in Rakhine.

This photo, taken on December 25, 2016, shows Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar who tried to cross the Naf River into Bangladesh.

The death toll in ongoing clashes in Myanmar's northwestern Rakhine State has climbed to at least 96, as thousands of Rohingya Muslims have been trying to cross into neighboring Bangladesh. "Please save us", 61-year-old Amir Hossain told Reuters near the Bangladeshi village of Gumdhum.

It is noted that on Saturday the fighting involving the military and militants Rohingya continued in the North-West of Rakhine, and cruel happened at the city of Maungdaw. A local reporter in the town of Buthidaung told Reuters he had seen almost 100 staff of worldwide aid agencies leave the town in speedboats following that statement.

Myanmar security forces have conducted sporadic operations to flush out suspected militants throughout 2017, often resulting in casualties among Rohingya villagers.

He said the military attacks carried out by Myanmar troops were indiscriminate.

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The report urged immediate actions to heal the divide and abolish the restrictions of movement and citizenship imposed on the about one million-strong Rohingya community in Rakhine.

Human rights groups accused the army of carrying out massive human rights abuses including killing, rape and burning down more than 1,000 homes and other buildings.

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The government has declared the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) a terrorist organisation.

The social minister did not inform about the government's plans to help Rohingya civilians. Rohingya have been fleeing Myanmar to Bangladesh since the early 1990s and there are now around 400,000 in the country, where they are a source of tension between the two nations who both regard them as the other country's citizens.

On Sunday Pope Francis made a fresh appeal on behalf of the persecuted Muslim Rohingya minority, voicing his closeness to those suffering from recent violence, and asking that members of the ethnic group be given full rights.

Paramilitary Border Guard Bangladesh troopers surrounded at least 200 Rohingya Muslims who crossed into Bangladesh territory at Ghumdum border point of Naikkhangchhari sub-district Sunday as the guards were asked not to allow them into Bangladesh, said SM Sarwar Kamal, chief of Upazila administration.

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