UN chief calls situation Rohingya catastrophic

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres yesterday called on Myanmar authorities to suspend military actions and violence against Rohingya Muslims to end.

The humanitarian situation is now "catastrophic", Guterres said at a news conference.

According to the UN Chief is the crisis in the country dominated by Buddhists destabilising. The displacement of at least a third of the Rohingya people in Myanmar is to describe as "ethnic cleansing," said Guterres.

The UN Security Council joined Guterres. The 15 members were in a statement know deeply concerned by the events in the State of Rakhine, where about 400,000 Rohingya are driven out to Bangladesh. They called to take immediate measures to "the excessive violence to end, to de-escalate the situation, to restore the peace and the rule of law and to ensure the protection of civilians".

The British UN Ambassador Matthew Rycroft said that the Security Council for the first time in nine years the once was on a declaration with regard to Myanmar.

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