Situation Update 29th August 2017 and Call for Urgent International Action

Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK has been seeking to verify information in very difficult circumstances. We believe the information provided here is accurate.

Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK unequivocally condemns all violence and all human rights violations. People of all ethnicities and all religions in Rakhine State have the right to live in peace without fear.

Earlier this month the Rohingya Consultative Body was formed, bringing together Rohingya leaders around the world. As we stated at the time: “The participants agreed that the indigenous Rohingya people of Arakan should continue to adhere to non-violence in striving for full citizenship rights and ethnic rights in Myanmar.”

Following the attacks on security forces 25th August, the military have launched clearance operations against Rohingya villages the same as in 2016, but on a larger scale. The military is systematically clearing villages, destroying all structures, including homes, shops and businesses, leaving nothing for people to return to.

We have confirmed the deaths of more than 700 people but believe the real figure is higher.

We have confirmed at least 6,000 homes have been burned down.

“The military are deliberately targeting civilians, killing unarmed people, even women and children,” said Tun Khin, President of Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK. “The situation is even more dangerous that in 2016, with the government deliberately inciting tensions and hatred. There is no leader or government official in Burma who is trying to calm the situation. Only international pressure can save the Rohingya now. The United Nations Security Council must meet and pressure the government and military to stop these attacks and stop inciting hatred and violence.”

 

Maungdaw Updates

Killed Rohingyas

25th and 26th August 2017

* Loung Don.               -6 villagers

* Nan Thar Taung        -9 villagers

* Myint Hlut.                             -18 villagers

* Thi Ho Kyun.                         -12 villagers

* Ward-5.                         -5 villagers including a 12-years-old girl

* Aung Seik Pyin            -12 children

* Inn Din.                         -5 villagers

* Kyauk Pan Du.             -4 villagers

 

27th August 2017

* Myo Thu Gyi.            -8 villagers

* Nyaung Chaung         -5 villagers (also over 100 houses were burnt down)

 

28th August 2017

* Tha Win Chaung      -15 villagers

 

Burnt-down villages 

26th August 2017

* Myint Hlut.                -350 houses including market

 

27th and 28th August 2017

* Thi Ho Kyun                          -550 houses

* Myoma Dail Para     -50 houses

* Ward-5 (Ywa Thit) -300 houses

* Tha Win Chaung      -800 houses

* Inn Din.                      -500 houses

* Aung Seik Pyin         -85 houses

* Ahtet Pyeuma           -120 houses

* Myo Thu Gyi                         -at least 700 houses including market

Buthidaung Update

26th and 27th August 2017

* Village Tract                          : Khin Tamma (Khan Sama)

Hamlet                       : Maung Nu (Monu Para)

Shot dead by army   : 7 people (12-16 yr old)

Slaughtered               : (6 – 15) people

Looted Shop                           : 431 houses

Physical assault        : (50-60) women

Sexual assault           : (30-40) women

Rape                                        : (10-20) (14 to 40) yr women

 

27th August 2017

* Village Tract                          : Maung Gyi Doung (Saw Farang)

Hamlet                       : (Sin Oo Pyin, Middle, Myit Nah, Yuwa Gyi)

Shot dead by army   : 14 people (13-25 yr old)

Slaughtered               : 1 person (13 yr boy)

Burnt Houses                         :180

Burnt Shop                : 10

Looted Shop                           : 9

Sexual asault                          : 12

Rape                                        : Not known yet

27th August 2017

* Village Tract                          : Yin Ma Kyandang (Ramaya Fara)

Hamlet                       : Toung Bing (Daon Para)

Shot dead by army   : 7 people

Wounded                   : 14 people

Burnt Houses                         : 62 houses

27th and 28th August 2017

* Village Tract                          : Tin Ga Nah (Per Kha Li)

Hamlet                       : Tin Ga Nah Asshay (Pook Para)

Shot dead by army   : 5 people

Wounded                   : 9 people

Burnt Houses                         : 120 houses

 

27th and 28th August 2017

* Village Tract                          : Mekyan Zay (Mingi See)

Hamlet                       : Bogi Chaung (Bori Yang)

Shot dead by army   : 8 people

Wounded                   : 3 people

Burnt Houses                         : 171 houses

 

28th August 2017

* Village Tract                          : Guda Pying (Gudam Para)

Burnt Houses                         : 500 houses

 

28th August 2017 8:30 PM

* Village Tract                          : Guda Pying

Shot dead by army   : 11 people

Wounded                   : 21 people

Burnt Houses                         : 53 houses

 

28th August 2017 8:30 PM

* Village Tract                          : Sin Yin Pyah (Sindi Farang)

Hamlet                       : Tan Sar

Shot dead by army   : 12 people

Wounded                   : 13 people

Burnt Houses              : 350 houses

 

29th August early morning

*village tract                               : Maung Nu  and Chin Thama

Slaughtered                    : at least 150

Shot dead                        : 14

Wounded                                     : unknown

Rathaedaung Updates

Killed Rohingyas

25th August 2017

* Chinkali                     -more than 80 people

* Chinkali IDP Camp  -1 woman

* Zay Di Pyin               – confirmed 180 but expected to rise to over 400.

27th August 2017

* Choot Pyin                -more than 100 people

 

28th August 2017

* Kotan Kauk                            -more than 50 people

* Guda Pyin,Tha Yat Taung    -15 people

* Dainet Pyin Hamlet               -50 people

 

Burnt-down villages

25th August 2017

* Chinkali                                  -700 houses

* Chinkali IDP Camp               -200 houses

* Zay Di Pyin                            -20 houses

 

27th August 2017

* Choot Pyin                             -200 houses

 

28th August 2017

* Kotan Kauk                            -500 houses

* Guda Pyin,Tha Yat Taung    -400 houses

 

For more information contact

Tun Khin, President of Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK on 07888714866.

 

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