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UNSC members to visit Bangladesh, Myanmar

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Members of the will visit and on a fact-finding mission later this month to study the Rohingya crisis, according to Stephane Dujarric, the spokesperson for

During the trip from April 26 to May 2, Council members will also visit which is slated to hold next month.

About the Council visit to and Bangladesh, Dujarric said Guterres hoped that "it will help refocus the attention of the international community on the plight of those Rohingya refugees who have fled to and the continuous need to fund the humanitarian operations".

Guterres expected that it could help improve the situation in by helping the government implement the recommendations made by a panel headed by former to resolve the Rohingya issue.

About 700,000 Rohingyas have fled to since August 2017 from after violent attacks by the military and vigilante groups following attacks on Myanmar security posts by the Arakan Rohingya

The UN has described the retaliatory violence by the military and vigilantes as "ethnic cleansing".

Kuwait, an elected member of the Council, is providing the logistics for the mission.

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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 09:16 IST