The almost 430,000 refugees have been herded by the military into a handful of overstretched camps near the border, where tens of thousands live in the open without shelter.
Rohingyas, who trace their roots back generations in Myanmar, are a stateless minority who have mostly been stripped of their citizenship in the predominantly Buddhist country.
In the past month, an estimated 420,000 Rohingya refugees have fled Myanmar to Bangladesh, as a result of what a United Nations official has referred to as "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing". Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Patrick Murphy urged Myanmar Government on Friday to take urgent action to end violence in Rakhine State, where a military offensive has created crisis that could jeopardize its economic and political transition.
The United States wants Myanmar to take urgent action to end violence in Rakhine state, where a military offensive has created a crisis that could jeopardize its economic and political transition, a USA official said on Friday.
The International Campaign to Ban Landmines, a co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997, has condemned Myanmar's use of antipersonnel mines along its border with Bangladesh, across which more than 400,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state in the past month.
Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has described the persecution of the Rohingya as "ethnic cleansing".
"Yes, we have given them shelter, it is temporary".
Many presumed that Suu Kyi broke her silence only due to global pressure, though she said that Myanmar did not fear worldwide scrutiny, and that it is committed towards establishing peace, stability, and rule of law throughout the state.
Buddhist-majority Burma regards the Rohingya Muslims as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh. "They can give the people whatever (help) they can do to help people who are right now in miserable situations".
The civilians who crossed the border say the army and their Buddhist cohorts killed many Muslims, burned down their homes and drove away from Rakhine.
But there have been few expressions of sympathy for the Rohingya inside Myanmar, despite a shared history of abuse under the former military dictatorship.
Mr Grandi was speaking while touring refugee camps at Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.
"The information that we have is very patchy", Grandi said.
The Bangladesh-based Daily Star quoted the Myanmar army calling the attack on police posts as "extremist Bengali insurgents".
"All three soldiers raped me", she said, tears in her eyes, as she gripped the hand of the six-year-old sitting beside her in a pink vest and shorts.