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UNSC members to visit Rakhine state today

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UNSC members to visit Rakhine state today

The United Nations Security Council members, will today visit Rakhine state, the epicenter of the Rohingya refugee crisis.

They met Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi during their mission to Bangladesh and Myanmar.

The council is continuing its mission to take a first-hand look at the plight of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who have fled across the border to escape violence.

The delegation of diplomats from the council’s 15 member countries arrived in Myanmar’s capital, Naypyidaw, holding meetings with Suu Kyi as well as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces General Min Aung Hlaing.

UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said the council mission also met with civil society, parliamentarians and government representatives in the capital of Myanmar. In Rakhine, the delegation is expected to meet local government representatives and civil society.

According to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), about 671,000 Rohingya refugees have fled targeted violence and serious human rights violations in Myanmar since last August.


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