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Buhari’s speech forces UN to act on ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar (Vanguard)

Buhari’s speech forces UN to act on ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar (Vanguard)
  1. 8Following President Muhammadu Buhari’s call in his speech at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly session, NigeriaUNGA17, the United Nations, on Friday, estimated 200 million dollars to help Rohingya Muslims refugees who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar in “massive numbers” to escape a bloody military campaign. Recall that President Buhari had, during the speech, urged fellow leaders at the United Nations General Assembly to condemn Myanmar’s “ethnic cleansing” of the Rohingya people. Comparing the situation in Myanmar’s Rakhine province to the massacres in Bosnia in 1995 and Rwanda in 1994, Buhari who is the leader of Africa’s most populous nation declared: “The international community cannot remain silent.” Moreover, according to UN, the money will be needed over the next six months. Bangladesh and humanitarian organisations are struggling to help 422,000 Rohingya who have arrived since Aug. 25, when attacks by Rohingya militants triggered a Myanmar counter-insurgency offensive that the UN has branded ethnic cleansing. Read more

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