UN Chief fears worsening Rohingya crisis

The violence against the Rohingya could spill over to other parts of the Myanmar State of Rakhine.

UN Chief António Guterres warns that the refugee crisis in Myanmar can further escalate. He called recent developments during a session of the UN Security Council a "humanitarian nightmare".

The Secretary-General warned that violence against Rohingya could spill over to other parts of the Myanmar State of Rakhine. "There may be a further 250,000 Muslims run the risk of being driven out," warned the Portuguese.

Neighbouring Bangladesh is already weighed down by the influx of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya fled. "We have spine-chilling heard stories of refugees, especially women, children and the elderly," said Guterres. They spoke among other ", excessive force, the use of landmines against civilians and sexual violence".

The American UN Ambassador Nikki Haley called countries provisionally to stop supplying weapons to Myanmar. "We should not be reluctant to appoint what action by Myanmar authorities seems to be: a brutal, sustained operation to purge the country of an ethnic minority."

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