Myanmar navy seizes boat with 727 migrants government says it will not let anyone escape
By Ben Blanchard
MUMBAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – The United Nations humanitarian coordinator for Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority told the United Nations Security Council on Friday she was prepared to act to protect the바카라사이트 community from Myanmar’s military-backed우리카지노 violence.
But U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said he was concerned about a lack of clear rules of engagement when it came to using force, citing recent incidents where troops fired into areas where civilian migrants had gathered in fear of arrest.
More than 370,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh in the last six months, after Myanmar authorities cracked down on a wave of smuggling routes through northern Rakhine state, forcing refugees out of their homes into villages and cities.
“If a government does not agree to stop the violence immediately, in other words the Myanmar security forces can no longer legally control people within the borders, then our response will be very limited,” Zeid said in a separate statement, requesting action to tackle the situation immediately and build peace across Myanmar.
“We are willing to talk directly and expeditiously (with) the government but it (must be) in the context of the rule of law.
“I would not say it is the final stop for the (Rohingya) issue; it has to be the beginning.”
The U.N. human rights envoy, Zeid Ra’ad, who has urged more engagement between the international community and Myanmar’s military-backed Rakhine state government, was asked whether a more broad definition of “clear instructions” could be adopted to better deal with a wider problem.
He responded: “My comments in no way give any legal force to them but in the absence of clear legal terms, a broader definition of ‘clear instructions’ is necessary.”
His comments came as the UN’s r더킹카지노efugee agency said it was ready to consider sending some 3,000 Rohingya men, women and children to other nations.
The UNHCR said it was reviewing how it would deal with the security situation at Rakhine state, which has seen more than 400 people killed in attacks by military and Buddhist mobs since April.
The UNHCR said in a statement its policy would not be to forcibly return any Rohingya to Burma or “refugees, especially women, should be assisted and protected”.
Zaher Mujahid, head of Myanmar’s emergency team for the refugee crisis