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He noted the United Nations refugee agency says 270,000 people from Myanmar have fled to neighboring Bangladesh in the last three weeks, and pointed to satellite imagery and reports of "security forces and local militia burning Rohingya villages" and committing extrajudicial killings.

The State Department is working with worldwide partners, including the Office of the United Nations' refugee agency, the global Committee of the Red Cross and the global Organization for Migration, to provide emergency assistance for the displaced, the statement said.

Rights monitors and fleeing Rohingya say the army and Rakhine Buddhist vigilantes have mounted a campaign of arson aimed at driving out the Muslim population.

"They have killed over 3,000 people there and razed their houses", Abul Hasan Mahmood Ali told the press, after briefing envoys of Arab and western states and representatives of United Nations agencies in Dhaka on Bangladesh's efforts for Rohingya refugees.

The meeting urges the government of Myanmar to eliminate the root causes, including the denial of citizenship based on the 1982 Citizenship Act which has led to statelessness and deprival of the rights of the Rohingyas, according to the OIC Chairman's summary report of the meeting made available to the media today.

- An estimate of 883 refugees received psychological first aid. Another approximately 87,000 people arrived after fleeing military attacks in Rakhine State from October 2016 to March 2017, following ARSA attacks in October.

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The ISCG in Bangladesh said $77 million in funding was needed to deliver urgent aid to the new arrivals.

During the current crisis, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) officials have informally allowed Rohingya into the country.

The apex court had earlier asked the ASG to take instruction from the Centre about its response to the petition challenging the decision on various grounds, including that it violated worldwide human right conventions. Many are still trying to cross mountains, dense bush and rice fields to reach Bangladesh. Almost 100 people have drowned trying to cross the Naf river on the border.

Tens of thousands more are believed to be on the move inside Rakhine after more than a fortnight without shelter, food and water.

Replying to a question by the Chinese and Indian envoys, Shahidul said: "As China and India are our brotherly countries, they expressed solidarity with Bangladesh and assured us of staying with us to face the situation".

Police fired rubber bullets to break up a mob which stoned the home of a Muslim butcher in central Myanmar, authorities said Monday, as religious tensions rise amid a surge of violence in the west. Since 2016, authorities have proposed to relocate undocumented Rohingya residing in Bangladesh to an uninhabitable atoll in the Bay of Bengal. However, as is evident from thousands pouring in every day despite the lack of adequate food and shelter, people escape to save their lives. However, the lack of sufficient worldwide support for Bangladesh has contributed to appalling conditions in the border areas. "They have been living for more than 500 years in Arakan state (now Rakhine state) ..." New Delhi would dismiss the UNHRC criticism because there are national security implications for India, on the Rohingya crisis.

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