U.N. body shocked at chilling Rohingya sexual abuse tales

Sep 28, 2017, 5:17 AM EDT
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The International Organization for Migration's Director-General William Lacy Swing said on Wednesday that he was “shocked and concerned,” as damning reports of sexual abuse of Rohingya women continue to emerge from Myanmar.

Myanmar has refuted the claims of atrocities on Rohingya civilians in the troubled Rakhine state while denying international observers the permission to scrutinize the chilling tales of persecution narrated by new Rohingya arrivals in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, writes Al Jazeera.

The IOM, which is coordinating humanitarian aid operations for 480,000 Rohingya Muslims forced out of Rakhine, said that the number of sexual violence cases reported since August constitute a tiny fraction of actual exploitation, notes Fox News.