Thousands march to Parliament in support of Rohingya refugees — WATCH
- Autor: Leon Brazil Set 17, 2017,
Set 17, 2017, 7:35
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 dangerous.
According to United Nations estimates, more than 380,000 Rohingya refugees have reached Bangladesh since August 25.
The protest march against the genocide and atrocities on the Rohingya Muslims raised slogans against Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and gave slogans such as "Stop the genocide" and "UNO, break your silence".
The UN Security Council was set to meet on Wednesday behind closed doors for the second time since the crisis erupted and released a statement calling for "immediate steps to end the violence, de-escalate the situation, re-establish law, and ensure the protection of civilians".
He also urged the international community to provide whatever assistance they could.
The needs of the children include food and nutritional support, basic health care and psychological counseling.
However, some inputs indicate that around 40,000 Rohingyas are staying in India illegally and the Rohingyas are largely located in Jammu, Hyderabad, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi-NCR and Rajasthan. Myanmar's Parliament elected her to the role of state counselor because she is barred from holding the presidency.
The Rohingya are fleeing from a Myanmar military offensive in the western state of Rakhine that began after a series of guerrilla attacks on Aug. 25 on security posts and an army camp in which about a dozen people were killed.
The violence has incubated a humanitarian crisis on both sides of the border and put intense global pressure on Suu Kyi to condemn the army campaign, which the UN has described as having all the hallmarks of "ethnic cleansing".
He said: "I call on the government to end its current cruel military operation, with accountability for all violations that have occurred, and to reverse the pattern of severe and widespread discrimination against the Rohingya population".
British Ambassador Matthew Rycroft added that it was the first time in nine years that the Security Council was able to agree on a common stance on Myanmar.
However, Suu Kyi did pledge to address the situation in a speech Sept. 19.