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The council statement on Wednesday reaffirmed its most significant pronouncement on the Rohingya, a presidential statement it adopted in November.

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The latest crisis began with attacks by Rohingya insurgents on Myanmar security personnel last August.

Myanmar’s military responded with counterinsurgency sweeps and was accused of widespread human rights violations, including rape, murder, torture and the burning of Rohingya homes. Thousands are believed to have died and the U.N. and U.S. officials have called the government’s military campaign ethnic cleansing.

The Rohingya face official and social discrimination in predominantly Buddhist Myanmar, which denies most of them citizenship and basic rights because they are looked on as immigrants from Bangladesh, even though the families of many settled in Myanmar generations ago.

The Security Council statement said that during its trip members observed “widespread destruction of villages” in northern Rakhine State, and “were struck by the scale of the humanitarian crisis and remain gravely concerned by the current situation.” It urged all countries to increase support to Bangladesh to care for the refugees.

The council said members noted Myanmar’s efforts to prepare for the repatriation of refugees from Bangladesh and urged the government to create conditions conducive for their “safe, voluntary and dignified return” to their homes in Rakhine.

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