The UN Security Council is meeting to discuss the worsening violence in Burundi. The country has been in political turmoil for months. Since April, some 200 people have been killed. Now, fears are rising that Burundi is facing a return to civil war.
The 15-member UN Security Council has called on Myanmar to take immediate steps to de-escalate the situation. About 370,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh in the past few weeks to seek protection.
Thousands of Burundi refugees have fled their country to the DRC in order to escape violence. Yet across the border, clashes with Congolese security forces have left some refugees dead.
World leaders have said this speech is Aung San Suu Kyi's last chance to avoid international action against Myanmar. A crackdown on the country's Muslim minority has led to a mass exodus into Bangladesh.
A report from the United Nations has found more than 5,000 people have died in Yemen in the past two-and-a-half years. The UN's human rights office is calling for an investigation of human rights violations.
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