Oscar-winning actor Cate Blanchett describes to a UN security council meeting in New York  ‘gut-wrenching’ accounts from Myanmar of Rohingya people being tortured, raped and killed in front of their relatives. ‘How can any mother endure seeing her child thrown into a fire?’ she said. The UNHCR goodwill ambassador also praised Bangladesh for taking in more than 700,000 refugees, calling it ‘one of the most visible and significant gestures of humanity of our time’. The UN secretary general, António Guterres, has called for those behind the Rohingya crisis to be held accountable, urging the security council to act on what has become ‘one of the world’s worst humanitarian and human rights crises’.

 

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