No magic solution to Rohingya crisis: UNSC

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Hundreds of refugees lined a road in Kutupalong camp on Sunday with signs that read "we demand justice" and "protected return to protected homeland".

Myanmar has come under global scrutiny since a military campaign launched in August drove more than 700,000 Rohingya from their homes in northern Rakhine state and into crowded camps in Bangladesh.

Almost 700,000 members of the ethnic minority group crossed into Bangladesh after Myanmar military launched a military crackdown in Rakhine state on August 25, 2017. Myanmar has said that its operations in Rakhine were a legitimate response to attacks on security forces by Rohingya insurgents.

The team comprises representatives from the 15 member states of the Security Council.

Russian ambassador to the UN Dmitry Polyansky said the visit was necessary to see everything on the ground to find the best possible solution.

The UN has sought urgent financial aid to prepare the area against floods and landslides.

"There is no easy answer but if we all work together I think we can find a way", he said.

The UN envoys arrived in Bangladesh earlier in the day to examine the situation of the thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled the brutal crackdown in their home country of Myanmar.

Myanmar has faced intense worldwide pressure since the start of a military campaign in August that has driven some 700,000 Rohingya Muslims over the border into Bangladesh, where refugees have provided harrowing testimony of murder and rape by security forces and local mobs.

"We told them that we're staying here to save our lives".

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At Kutupalong, hundreds of refugees staged a protest. A second was later held in the camp.

The US government is conducting an intensive examination of alleged atrocities against Burma's Rohingya that could be used to prosecute Burma's military for crimes against humanity, US officials told Reuters on Wednesday.

One of the foremost objectives of the Security Council is to allow the Rohingya to return - when and if they want to - in a safe and dignified manner.

The council members were "shocked" by the accounts of rapes, murders and torture endured by the Rohingya in Rakhine, according to Mohibullah.

Myanmar has said the military operation in Rakhine is aimed at rooting out extremists.

Alam said the team will return today to Dhaka, the Bangladeshi capital, and is expected to meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday morning before leaving for Burma.

They are to go on a helicopter flight over Rakhine to see the remains of villages torched during the violence.

Also, he thanked all the members of the delegation who contributed to providing the aid and making the magnitude of the humanitarian disaster known through social networks and media platforms, noting that the visit had a good impact on orphans and refugee children and brought pleasure to them.

Rohingya representatives gave the visiting diplomats a charter with demands, including an worldwide security presence in Rakhine State, repatriation under United Nations supervision and the restoration of their citizenship in Myanmar, news agency DPA reported.

"The lack of a UN Security Council resolution has left the Myanmar government convinced that it has literally gotten away with mass murder", HRW executive director Kenneth Roth told reporters in Yangon.

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