UN warns of 'ethnic cleansing' of Myanmar's Muslims

UN warns of 'ethnic cleansing' of Myanmar's MuslimsThe situation in Myanmar is a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing”, the United Nations rights chief said Monday, as Washington condemned a surge in violence that has sent more than 300,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing for Bangladesh. Hours after the UN warning, the Security Council announced it would meet Wednesday to discuss the violence, prompting an ongoing exodus of Rohingya into neighbouring Bangladesh. Refugees fleeing the unrest have brought stories of entire villages burned to the ground by Buddhist mobs and Myanmar troops.



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