UN SECURITY COUNCIL ASSESSES ROHINGYA’S CRISIS IN MYANMAR

UNITED NATIONS, May 01 (NNN-PRENSA LATINA)–The UN Security Council starts today an official visit in Myanmar to evaluate the situation of the Rohingyas, a Muslim minority that is persecuted and discriminated in that country.

Representatives of the five permanent members of the organism (China, France, Russia, United Kingdom and the United States), and the 10 non-permanent members will arrive in the old Burman territory after their tour of rohinyas refugee camps in Bangladesh.

According to Peru’s ambassador before the UN, Gustavo Meza-Cuadra, presiding this month the Security Council, the 15 ambassadors are committed to address the crisis of the Rohingyas and are very much worried over the situation on the field.

According to the agreed agenda, the diplomats will meet with the main leader of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi, and also with Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina.

This visit -planned for months- pursues to draw attention on the massive exodus of rohinyas that since last year have fled Myanmar to Bangladesh.

Several UN experts describe as ‘ethnic cleansing’ the violent actions against the Muslim minority that suffers now a stateless condition.

The UN demands to end as soon as possible those violations of human rights and guarantee the conditions for a future voluntary return of the refugees.

According to the United Nations office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the population of rohinyas refugees in Bangladesh already exceeds one million persons.

Only this year, some 8,000 fled Myanmar due to the violence, persecution and murders of which they are victim, says that agency.–NNN-PRENSA LATINA

Source: NAM News Network