More Than 200000 Rohingya Children In Urgent Need Of Help

Ahmed Ullah is a Rohingya refugee who lives in Kitchener

But refugees say the security operation is aimed at pushing the Rohingya out of Myanmar.

"Myanmar has to take back its nationals and give them a safe place to live in their homeland".

The Bangladesh government earlier protested the alleged planting of anti-personnel landmines near the border by Myanmar security forces.

The secretary-general has been outspoken about calling for an end to the violence in Burma's Rakhine state, and sent the Security Council an official letter raising his concerns about a crisis - the first time a United Nations chief has done so since 1989. "These are very vulnerable people who have crossed the border, who've, as we said, are hungry and are malnourished and deserve to be helped", he said.

Meanwhile, the stream of refugees into Bangladesh continues and the Myanmar military is thought to have laid landmines along the border, making the journey even more unsafe.

The British Ambassador to the U.N. Matthew Rycroft said it was the first statement from the Security Council on Myanmar in nine years.

But with more than 230,000 children estimated to have arrived in Bangladesh, many more will need help, Mr. Boulierac said.

The September 5 program included a brief clip from a UN Refugee Agency official recounting hardships of those fleeing the country, which Judy Woodruff then followed up (you might say countered) with "army officials in mostly Buddhist Myanmar say they're responding to attacks by Rohingya insurgents".

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau phoned Myanmar's beleaguered leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday to press her on the violence against Rohingya Muslims in her country, which has triggered a massive exodus of the ethnic minority.

The violence has driven a humanitarian crisis on both sides of the border and put intense global pressure on Nobel peace laureate Suu Kyi to condemn the army campaign, which the United Nations says amounts to "ethnic cleansing".

Since August 25, the Myanmar military has significantly stepped up its clampdown on the persecuted Muslim community, mainly based in the country's western Rakhine State, following a series of attacks on army and police checkpoints there.

The Myanmar government with Aung San Suu Kyi as its de facto leader formed the commission after it drew condemnation for an army operation against Rohingyas following attacks on security forces in October past year.

Zeid also described the situation as "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing".

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