Half of UN Security Council ask Guterres to publicly brief on Myanmar

A Rohingya refugee child sleeps as people queue for aid in a camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, September 22, 2017. (Reuters)

Seven members of the United Nations Security Council, including the United States and Britain, have asked UN chief Antonio Guterres to publicly brief the 15-member body next week on the violence in Myanmar that he has described as ethnic cleansing.

Sweden, the United States, Britain, France, Egypt, Senegal, and Kazakhstan want Ethiopia, president of the council for September, to arrange the briefing for next week, according to the request seen by Reuters.

More than 422,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar since Aug. 25, when attacks by Rohingya militants triggered a military crackdown.

 

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