United Nations has said Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar are facing "catastrophic" humanitarian situation. Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have fled from Myanmar over border to Bangladesh. UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, said Rohingya are escaping continued attacks from Myanmar security forces. Over 379,000 Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh since violence began last month. BBC reports that whole villages have burned down. Myanmar army denies it is targeting Rohingya. The Rohingya are mostly Muslim people who live in state of Rakhine in Myanmar. They have lived there for generations, but Myanmar says they are illegal immigrants.
Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi is under pressure to act over Rohingya. Many people are calling for her to be stripped of her Nobel Peace Prize, which she won in 1991. They say she cannot keep prize while journalists are reporting 'ethnic cleansing' of Rohingya in her country. Ms Suu Kyi has not condemned attacks on Rohingya. Bangladesh's Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, has asked Myanmar to take Rohingya refugees back. However, Myanmar army said Myanmar could not accept them back. spokesman said: "Rakhine ethnics (Buddhists) are our indigenous people who had long been living in Rakhine since time of their forefathers."