04 September 2017

News Story: UN concerned about violence in western Myanmar

New York (VNA) – United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has warned of a looming humanitarian catastrophe in western Myanmar due to recent violent conflicts in Rakhine state that forced 18,500 to evacuate to Bangladesh and left more than 100 dead. 

On September 1, a UN spokesperson said the Secretary General urged parties concerned to exercise restraint. 

Earlier on August 30, the UN Security Council convened a closed-door meeting to discuss violence in Rakhine state, but there is not any formal statement on the crisis.

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