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'Systemic failure' of UN ahead of military crackdown: Review

'Systemic failure' of UN ahead of military crackdown: Review
Tuesday 18
5:0 2019

There was a "systemic failure" of the United Nations in dealing with the situation in Myanmar ahead of a deadly 2017 military crackdown because it did not have a unified strategy and lacked Security Council support, according to an internal report. The crackdown drove more than 730,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh. UN investigators have said the operation was executed with "genocidal intent" and included mass killings, gang rapes and widespread arson. Myanmar denies widespread wrongdoing and says the military campaign across hundreds of villages in northern Rakhine was in response to attacks by Rohingya insurgents. "Without question serious ...

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Summary: An internal report says the UN suffered from "fragmented strategy" ahead of brutal military action against Rohingya.

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