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The HONG KONG - Fourteen Myanmar authorities on Friday asked Myanmar to allow a full recovery of relief to a predominantly Islamic part of the state of Rakhine, as the United Nations described an obvious escalation of what militants have termed a human itarian cror. On Friday, the United Nations also said that for the past two month there has been no medical or nutritional support for tens of thousand Muslims in the north of the state, a conflicted area. Almost 22,000 Muslims have reached neighbouring Bangladesh since 1 November.
Rakhine's northernmost ethnical group is the Rohingya, a prosecuted Islamic majority whose members are excluded from Myanmar nationality, which is mainly Buddhist. "As Myanmar's friend, we are extremely worried about the human rights situations in the north of Rakhine, said the embassies of Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the United States in Friday's declaration.
It is" urgently needed to meet the serious human needs, but also to re-establish the trust and hopes that are indispensable for the re-establishment of freedom and stability," the declaration added. Myanmar's administration has largely closed off the area to reporters, embassies and relief personnel as it is carrying out violent insurgency fighting in Rohingya towns, including rape, arsonist attack and the murder of innocent civil servants, say campaigners.
Burmese Myanmar officers have disputed any misconduct. Former UN chief Kofi Annan paid a visit to the north of the state last week-end as part of a committee set up by the state' s administration to look at the circumstances there. "We have received assurances that relief will have recourse and we are confident that all vulnerable congregations will get the help they need," Annan said to journalists in Rangoon on Tuesday.
The majority of those living outside the region's major centres of populations, 7,600 of them pregant mothers, had no direct contact with basic healthcare or medical emergencies, Mr Péron said in the declaration.