Area Myanmar

Myanmar region

This is the dry zone in central Myanmar, which covers large parts of the Magway. Myanmar's central arid zone is susceptible to drought compared to other parts of the country. Planing aid for the Business Continuity area.

Explosion shocks Myanmar near the Bangladesh frontier in the middle of the Rohingya outbreak.

Bangladesh's immigration officials said a female was taken to Bangladesh for medical attention after losing a foot from an explosion about 50 metres inside Myanmar. Recent violent events in Myanmar's north-western Rakhine state began on 25 August, when Rohingya rebels raided a dozen policing stations and a military outpost.

Subsequent confrontations and a counteroffensive attack have caused the deaths of at least 400 men and caused the village's inhabitants to leave for Bangladesh. One Rohingya fugitive who went to the site of the explosion - on a nearby sidewalk, where violent escapees are crouched together in no-man's-land on the frontier - shot what looked like a mine: a disk of about 10 centimetres (3.94 inches) in size, partly covered in silt.

Bangladesh's frontier police said they thought the wounded lady was stepping on an anti-personnel mine, although this was not upheld. Treating the approximately 1.1 million Muslim Rohingya is the greatest challenges Suu Kyi faces, who has been charged by foreign criticism of not fighting for the ethnic minorities who have long been complaining of harassment.

This Nobel Peace Prize winner has come under growing political pressures from nations with large Islamic communities such as Turkey and Pakistan to defend the Rohingya civilists. Burma says its insurgents have been conducting a legitimately hostile military offensive against "terrorists" since October last year, who have been behind a series of assaults on policing stations and the military.

Burmese authorities accused Rohingya fighters for the cremation of houses and civil casualties, but law enforcement and Rohingya who are escaping to neighbouring Bangladesh say that the Myanmar armed forces are trying to coerce Rohingya with arson and murdering. Myanmar crossed the Bangladesh frontier - 87,000 - outnumbering those who fled Myanmar after a much smaller rebellious attack last October that triggered a major armed outbreak.

Recent estimates, calculated by UN labourers in the Cox' Bazar area of Bangladesh, suggest that some 174,000 Rohingya have taken up shelter in Bangladesh since October. Newcomers have burdened relief organizations and societies that have already helped tens of millions of refugees from earlier violent events in Myanmar.

"We' re trying to make homes here, but there's not enough room," said Mohammed Hussein, 25, who was looking for shelter after escaping Myanmar four nights ago. Several hundred Rohingya have cut along the side of the street, while others have thrown tarps over the frame of their bamboos to protect them from the monsoons.

President Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, who said on Friday that force against Myanmar's Muslims was an act of genocide, last weekend phoned Bangladesh's President Abdul Hamid to provide assistance in housing the Rohingya, Dhaka said. Indonesia's Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi held a meeting in Myanmar on Monday with Suu Kyi and other civil servants to call for an end to the war.

Aung San Suu Kyi's bureau said Marsudi expresses the Government of Indonesia's endorsement of the Myanmar government's actions for the state of Rakhine's stabilization, peaceful ness and growth. The youngest Nobel laureate, Malala Yousafzai, urged Suu Kyi to denounce the "shameful" way in which Rohingya has been treated and said: "The whole wide globe is awaiting her to take the floor.

The Myanmar administration said, pointing out non-Muslims, that in excess of ten thousand Rohingya, more than 11,700 "ethnic inhabitants" have been displaced from Rakhine's state. On Sunday the military said that Rohingya rebels had burned down convents, Buddha pictures and buildings in the state of Rakhine's norther.

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