Myanmar faces 'defining moment', must stop the violence

The festival comes as renewed violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state forces thousands of Rohingya

Myanmar nationals in Japan protest against UN over Rakhine conflict

"Violence in Myanmar has created a humanitarian catastrophe".

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has used strong language in addressing the atrocities in Myanmar, referring to it as "ethnic cleansing" and "an abomination".

The crisis has drawn global condemnation, with United Nations officials demanding Myanmar halt what they described as a campaign of ethnic cleansing that has driven almost 400,000 Rohingya to flee Rakhine state.

Aung San Suu Kyi's attends a Myanmar parliament meeting on April 8, 2015.

A European Parliament delegation has postponed its planned visit to Myanmar to an unknown date due to the Rohingya crisis.

"The humanitarian situation is catastrophic", he said, noting that at the time of his briefing to the press last week, there were 125,000 Rohingya who had fled into Bangladesh.

A top U.S. lawmaker defended Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday, saying Myanmar's under-fire leader had assured him she is working to get aid to Rohingya Muslims suffering a violent military crackdown.

NY (U.S.A.) Sept 14 (ANI): United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday reiterated his call for Muslims from Myanmar's Rakhine state to be granted nationality or at least a legal status that would allow them to lead a normal life, while also urging the worldwide community to help provide assistance for the almost 380,000 people who have fled into Bangladesh.

Activists say more than 100 villagers, women and children among them, have been killed by security forces.

More than 400 people have been killed in Rakhine State and almost 400,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh, overwhelming the nation's border camps. According to Bangladesh, around 3,000 Rohingya have been killed in the crackdown.

UNICEF said on Thursday that about 400,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar since August 25, some 60 percent of them children.

The Rohingya group fighting in Myanmar's western region of denied any links to global terror groups, saying they have no ties to any terrorist groups.

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