The UN Security Council will discuss the situation in Myanmar. About this reports Deutsche Welle.

“The initiators of the meeting were Britain and Sweden,” said the British permanent representative to the UN Matthew Rycroft.

According to him, the meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 13.

“This evidence of the significant concerns of members of the Security Council the fact that for many of the Rohingya the situation has continued to deteriorate and he is forced to flee from Rakhine state in Bangladesh,” explained Raycroft.

According to the UN, over the past two weeks more than 300 of thousands of Muslim Rohingya have fled Myanmar seeking refuge in Bangladesh.

On the eve of the United Nations strongly condemned the actions of Myanmar against the Muslim Rohingya. The UN high Commissioner for human rights Zeid RA’ad al-Hussein likened the situation with the “classic example of ethnic cleansing”.

He urged the government of Myanmar to stop the “brutal military operation” in the area of residence Rohingya, to prosecute perpetrators and to end the brutal discrimination of this ethnic minority.

More than one million Muslim Rohingya live in Myanmar, in the Rakhine district. In a country where the majority of the population professes Buddhism, they are discriminated against for decades. Many of the Rohingya have no passports and are not considered citizens of the country.

September 9, the Myanmar authorities allowed the Red cross to provide assistance to Rohingya people escaped the city, Muntau in the North of Rakhine state.

See also: Continuous massacre: why in Myanmar EN masse to exterminate the Muslims

Named the date when the UN security Council will discuss the situation in Myanmar 12.09.2017

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