UN warns of trafficking, sexual abuse in shadow of Rohingya refugee crisis

UN warns of trafficking, sexual abuse in shadow of Rohingya refugee crisis

The military's report came ahead of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's visit on Wednesday and growing calls in Washington for economic and travel sanctions against the military and its interests.

"Our findings are quite clear on what is happening", spokesman Jeremy Laurence said, in a statement, that the United Nations investigators in Bangladesh have found sufficient evidence showing the killing and torture of civilians in Myanmar.

On Monday, Suu Kyi said at the summit with her Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) counterparts that she was willing to receive worldwide aid for the Rohingya and is prepared to begin the process of repatriation of the over 614,000 members of the minority group who have fled to Bangladesh after violence erupted late August in Rakhine state.

Some recruiters are Rohingya themselves, the United Nations report said, and have formed trafficking rings as the population has expanded in Bangladesh.

Recently, the general in charge of operations in Rakhine was transferred. Gen. Maung Maung Soe as head of Western Command. "Those responsible for abuses must be held accountable", Adams said.

"We have our population list with data and documents from immigration and administrative departments", he said.

In September, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the situation in Rakhine was best described as ethnic cleansing.

Rohingya refugees are spotted on an improvised raft after crossing the Bangladesh Myanmar border at Shah Porir Dwip near Cox's Bazar Bangladesh
UN warns of sex trafficking, abuse among Rohingya refugees

Jokowi said three important points in the "Report to the People" speech delivered by Myanmar's state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi - repatriation and humanitarian assistance, resettlement and rehabilitation and development and durable peace - should be implemented as soon as possible.

On Monday, British Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman stated that the crisis in Myanmar "looks like ethnic cleansing".

"And it is something for which the Burmese authorities - and especially the military - must take full responsibility".

The members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) issued a draft statement that failed to mention the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state during the annual East Asia Summit in Manila, Reuters reported.

"Talks between Bangladesh and Myanmar on repatriation should continue", he said. "It is a worrying escalation in a protracted tragedy and a potential source of instability in the region, and radicalisation", he said.

As people fleeing violence in Myanmar relate the horrors of escaping military violence, Myanmar army released a report late night Monday in which it concluded there were "no deaths of innocent people".

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