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Khalsa aid starts langar sewa for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Khalsa aid starts langar sewa for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

His comments came as the UN Security Council condemned the violence that has led almost 380,000 Rohingyas to flee to Bangladesh.

On Wednesday, the flight of the Rohingya Muslims prompted a rare rebuke from the UN Security Council.

Clashes between the Rohingya and Myanmar's military go back decades, and many Rohingya have been forced to live in camps.

During their phone call, Mr. Trudeau expressed "deep concerns" to Ms. Suu Kyi, Myanmar's de facto leader over the treatment of Rohingya, according to a statement from the Prime Minister's Office.

Mercado says that includes an estimated 1,100 unaccompanied minors who had crossed over the past week.

A trawler carrying Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar capsized Tuesday in the Naf River on the border with Bangladesh, leaving two children dead.

A spokesman for the presidential office in Myanmar said Wednesday that Suu Kyi had called off her upcoming trip to the 72nd UN General Assembly in NY for two reasons.

Hasina said the government has designated land for makeshift shelters for the Rohingyas, but if they stayed there for long, it would pose a big problem for Bangladesh.

Bangladesh was already home to nearly half a million Rohingyas before the latest crisis erupted on Aug 25, when Rohingya insurgents attacked about 30 police posts and an army camp, killing a dozen people.

While the Myanmar military says Rohingya insurgents are behind the violence, U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called the military crackdown ethnic cleansing.

"News about what is happening to the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar is just the tip of the iceberg", Wael al-Zerd of Gaza City's Palestine Mosque, said.

The ministry said Myanmar's "provocations" could lead to "unwarranted consequences". "Women and children are arriving hungry and malnourished".

Muhammad Yunus, the 2006 Peace Prize laureate, has sent a letter with the signatures of 12 Nobel laureates to the U.N. Security Council, urging it to take immediate action to stop the military attacks on civilians. "The humanitarian situation.is catastrophic".

The exodus of refugees, sparked by the security forces' fierce response to a series of Rohingya militant attacks, is the biggest problem Suu Kyi has faced since taking charge a year ago.

Mr Guterres was asked whether he agreed with United Nations human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein that what is happening in Rakhine State is ethnic cleansing.