In this Sept. 21, 2017 photo, a Rohingya Muslim boy pleads for food near Balukhali refugee camp, Bangladesh. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
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The U.N. rights chief called Tuesday for a fresh international investigation into Myanmar's abuses against its Rohingya Muslim minority, warning of possible "elements of genocide".An army-led crackdown has forced some 626,000 people to flee from northern Rakhine state and across the border into squalid camps in Bangladesh in recent months, leaving hundreds of villages burned to the ground.Zeid decried policies that had dehumanised and segregated the minority, and left it wallowing in statelessness for decades.The rights council rarely holds special sessions, which can only be convened at the request of at least a third of its 47 member states, or 16 countries.According to the U.N.'s top expert on the situation in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, Myanmar authorities appear to have already started building camps for returnees, raising serious concerns about the conditions the Rohingya would return to.
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