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The United Nations has said Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar are [faced / facing] a "catastrophic" humanitarian situation. Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have [fled / flied] from Myanmar over the border to Bangladesh. The UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, said the Rohingya are [escaped / escaping] continued attacks from Myanmar [security / securities] forces. Over 379,000 Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh since [violent / violence] began last month. The BBC reports that [whole / hole] villages have burned down. The Myanmar army [denies / defies] it is targeting the Rohingya. The Rohingya are a [mostly / must] Muslim people who live in the state of Rakhine in Myanmar. They have lived there for [generation / generations] , but Myanmar says they are illegal [immigrants / immigration] .

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi is [under / over] pressure to act over the Rohingya. Many people are calling for her to be [striped / stripped] of her Nobel Peace Prize, which she [wins / won] in 1991. They say she cannot keep the prize while journalists are [reported / reporting] 'ethnic cleansing' of the Rohingya in her country. Ms Suu Kyi has not [concerned / condemned] the attacks on the Rohingya. Bangladesh's Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, has [asked / talked] Myanmar to [give / take] the Rohingya refugees back. However, the Myanmar army said Myanmar could not [accept / except] them back. A spokesman said: "Rakhine [ethics / ethnics] (Buddhists) are our indigenous people who had long been [lived / living] in Rakhine since the time of their forefathers."

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