The UN Refugee Agency reiterated its call for peaceful dialogue after recent clashes between displaced Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine state and national authorities left one people dead and 10 others injured.
At least one person was killed and around 10 injured last Friday in the latest violence in Rakhine state, the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR said.
The United Nations refugee agency today voiced concern about a violent incident in western Myanmar’s Rakhine state that killed two internally displaced persons (IDPs) and wounded six others, including two minors.
The incident took place yesterday morning in the Kyein Ni Pyin IDP camp in Pauktaw township, a site where the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has been building temporary shelters for some 4,400 ethnic Rohingya displaced by last year’s inter-communal violence according to UN.org website.
Rohingya Muslims have faced torture, neglect, and repression in Myanmar for many years.
Hundreds of Rohingyas are believed to have been killed and thousands displaced in recent attacks by extremists who call themselves Buddhists.