United Nations braced for 'further exodus' of Rohingya from Myanmar

Fleeing for their lives

The Rohingya refugee crisis is considered the "world's fastest-growing refugee emergency" after beginning to flee August 25, stated Antonio Guterres, the United Nations Secretary-General.

The home minister had also said that India would not violate any global law by deporting Rohingyas, as it was not a signatory to the UN Refugees Convention 1951.

Mark Lowcock, UN under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs, while appealing for access to the population in northern Rakhine, said the situation was "unacceptable" and the flow out of Myanmar has not stopped yet.

Global aid groups fear tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who remain in northern parts of Rakhine are in urgent need of food, medicine and shelter after over a month of military operations.

Myanmarese authorities, led by de facto leader and Noble peace prize victor Aug San Suu Kyi, have been tightly controlling access to the state since last month when purported attacks by Rohingya militants prompted a brutal military response that has forced over 515,000 Rohingya fleeing to Bangladesh.

With the number of refugees seeking shelter in Bangladesh exceeding 500,000, the Bangladesh government on Thursday declared its decision to identify the Rohingyas as "forcefully displaced Myanmar citizens".

Aid agencies are warning of acute shortages of food for the exhausted, hungry and weak refugees arriving in Cox's Bazar, which could soon lead to widespread malnutrition, IOM said.

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Addressing a joint press event, Tusk said the two sides wanted de-escalation of tensions and full adherence to global obligations in Myanmar and access of people to humanitarian aid.

Cholera is a risk, amid fears of disease spreading in the rain-drenched camps where aid workers are trying to install sanitation systems, a spokesman for the World Health Organisation said.

But Mr Lowcock said he believed a "high-level" team would be able to visit the area in the next few days.

The attacks intensified after Rohingya militants killed 12 security officers during coordinated attacks on border posts, according to Myanmar's state media.

A Myanmar official tally says hundreds of people died as violence consumed remote communities, including the Rohingya.

"I think the way India is now approaching on the Rohingya issue, we are extremely happy", Bangladesh foreign secretary Shahidul Haque said.

Lowcock said talks between Myanmar and Bangladesh on a repatriation plan were a useful first step.

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