Afghanistan not happy with Myanmar's response on Rohingya crisis: Dr. Abdullah

ANI | Updated: Sep 29, 2017 17:27 IST

New Delhi [India], September 29 (ANI): Afghan chief executive Abdullah Abdullah on Friday termed "mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims" from Myanmar to neighbouring Bangladesh as a "tragedy".

"Rohingya crisis is a tragedy as hundreds of thousands have been forced to be displaced due to ongoing atrocities in Myanmar," Abdullah said.

He further added, "The atrocities on Rohingya Muslims sanctions through investigations by United Nations and Afghanistan is unhappy over the Burmese government's response to the Rohingya citizens."

Terming the massive exodus of Rohingya Muslim minority as the 'world's fastest-developing refugee emergency', UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has proposed three steps for the government in Myanmar to address the humanitarian crisis.

Listing out steps, Guterres said, "First, end the military operations, Second, allow unfettered access for humanitarian support. And third, ensure the safe voluntary and sustainable return of the refugees to their areas of origin."

The UN Security Council held its first public meeting on the Rohingyas situation in more than eight years. Guterres told the council that the current outbreak of violence has spiralled into the world's fastest-developing refugee emergency, a humanitarian and human rights nightmare.

"We've received bone-chilling accounts from those who fled, mainly women, children and the elderly," CNN quoted Guterras as saying.

Myanmar's special envoy told the Council the country realises the humanitarian situation needs to be addressed. He said thousands fled because of fear due to terrorism, and that Myanmar is cooperating with the Red Cross. (ANI)