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UNHCHR expresses serious concern over violence in Buthidaung


Narinjara News, 20 May 2024


The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on 19 May expressed serious concern over the ongoing violence in Buthidaung locality of Rakhine State. UNHCHR Volker Türk also expressed worries over the displacement of tens of thousands of civilians including Rohingyas.


He added,  with inter-communal tensions between the ethnic Arakanese and Muslim Rohingyas, which are actively stoked by the military junta, it becomes a critical period with an acute risk of further atrocity crimes.


"While we seek to corroborate information indicating serious violations, I appeal directly to the Myanmar military and Arakha Army to pause the fighting, protect civilians, allow immediate and unhindered humanitarian access, and comply fully and unconditionally with international laws including the measures already ordered by the International Court of Justice for the protection of Rohingyas," he added.


He also appealed to Bangladesh to once again extend protection to vulnerable people seeking refuge and to the international community for  providing all necessary support.

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