Murphy told the ambassador that Myanmar should publicly acknowledge that Rohingya groups, in particular, have fled across the border into Bangladesh, the official said, and that those refugees should now be allowed to return home.
The United Nations has warned of a looming "worst case scenario" with all of the Muslim minority group trying to leave Buddhist-dominated Myanmar's Rakhine state where a military crackdown was launched on August 25.
Stating that the Bangladesh government has designated land for makeshift shelters of the Rohingya people, Hasina, however, expressed it would pose a big problem for her country if the refugees stayed for long. Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been widely condemned for a lack of moral leadership and compassion in the face of the crisis, denting the Nobel peace laureate's reputation.
The current crisis, which was initially triggered by an attack on security forces, is now in its third week.
MUSLIM nations have demanded that the United Nations take urgent action to stop the "genocide" of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, as nearly 400,000 have fled into neighbouring Bangladesh from a crackdown by the military.
USA ambassador Nikki Haley tweeted that message Wednesday, writing, "We thank Bangladesh for hosting hundreds of thousands of refugees, fleeing violence, with nowhere to go".
Her limited comments so far have referenced a "huge iceberg of misinformation" and played down alleged atrocities against the Rohingya. Myanmar says its security forces are engaged in a legitimate campaign against "terrorists", whom it blames for attacks on the police and army, and on civilians.More news: 'Mother!' actress Jennifer Lawrence candidly shares her view on motherhood
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Intelligence agencies suspect that Rohingya Muslim leaders in India are in touch with Pakistan-based militant groups, the lawyer said.
"I urge all countries to do what they can for humanitarian assistance to be provided", Guterres said.
In announcing that Suu Kyi would take a pass on the U.N. General Assembly in NY, which opened Tuesday and is expected to run through September 25, a spokesman for Myanmar's presidential office said the decision was made for a number of reasons related to the ongoing situation in the troubled state. Obviously, from what we've read out, we haven't been able to reach all the people that we need to.
Rohingya have faced decades of discrimination and persecution by the majority Buddhist population in Burma, where they are denied citizenship despite centuries-old roots in the country. He also reiterated his call for the government to grant the Rohingyas nationality or at least legal status so they can get jobs, education and health care.