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EU Commissioner denounces 'ethnic cleansing' of Rohingyas

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By Monica Pinna
EU Commissioner denounces 'ethnic cleansing' of Rohingyas
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Euronews has travelled to Bangladesh where a new wave of Rohingyas has just entered the country.

Thousands of refugees, fleeing Myanmar have been stranded at a border crossing for days. They add to the over 600,000 who arrived since August military attacks. They are waiting for Bangladeshi authorities to give the green light to reach the camps.

NGOs are getting used to these mass entries from the Burmese bank of the river Naf. Their mobile teams distribute food and water as soon as they are alerted to people crossing the border.

Christos Stylianides, EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid said he was shocked by the magnitude of the needs

“We have to persuade the Myanmar Government that it’s just human rights, fundamental rights for any person, for any human being. I agree with UN Secretary General Guterres that maybe the only description for this situation is ethnic cleansing,” said Stylianides.

With reports of atrocities committed by the army, there is hope that the crisis has reached the point where a political solution must be found.

You watch a full report from Euronews correspondent Monica Pinna on Monday (November 4)on Insight