Media captionRohingya Muslims had to decide what to to bring and what to leave.
Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi has cancelled plans to attend the UN General Assembly, a government spokesman said as the country draws worldwide criticism over violence against ethnic Rohingya Muslims.
International Organisation for Migration (IOM) confirmed that 270,000 people have fled violence in Myanmar for safety in Bangladesh over the past two weeks, and the number of new arrivals continues to increase.
A Bangladesh minister said the government had chose to create a huge new camp on almost 2,000 acres of land near an existing United Nations facility, where new arrivals will be registered and given aid.
Almost 300,000 Rohingya have fled violence churning through Rakhine state into Bangladesh, the United Nations said on Saturday, as Myanmar's government for the first time offered humanitarian aid to members of the Muslim minority still inside the country. Actions must be taken by Myanmar and its regional neighbors to help build a comprehensive and inclusive solution for the Rohingya.
Rasheed appealed United Nations and other organizations to save bleeding humanity in Mayanmar and asked Aung San Suu Chi to surrender her noble prize as she has lost the moral and legal right to claim being a preacher of peace.
The change.org petition to take back Aung San Suu Kyi's Nobel Peace Prize has gathered over 380,000 signatures, reflecting a seething outrage over a security sweep by Myanmar forces in Rakhine State following a series of deadly ambushes by Rohingya militants.
Prince Charles has been urged to cancel a proposed trip to Myanmar this autumn as Aung San Suu Kyi's government faces mounting criticism for its persecution of Rohingya Muslims.
In her first address to the General Assembly as national leader in September a year ago, the former opposition icon defended her government's efforts to resolve the crisis over the treatment of the Rohingya.
All three attendees, including American Peace Prize victor Jody Williams, who worked with the Canadian government to ban landmines, added their voices Friday to the global condemnation of Suu Kyi.
Her supporters say she is working behind the scenes to ease the plight of the Rohingyas.
The youngest Nobel victor, Malala Yousafzai, has condemned Suu Kyi's inaction and said, "Over the last several years, I have repeatedly condemned this tragic and shameful treatment".
What is happening in Rakhine state?
Attacks by an insurgent Rohingya group on police outposts in late August has set off a wave of violence across Rakhine state.
A systematic campaign to burn the Rohingya out of the villages and force them to flee in terror appears to be under way, involving the Myanmar military and local militia.
Rohingya refugees climb down a hill after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border.
An estimated 130,000 of the new arrivals are now living in the registered refugee camps and three makeshift settlements of Kutupalong, Leda and Balukhali.
Could Aung San Suu Kyi stop the violence?
Several fellow Nobel laureates have also condemned her silence.
Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman said that Suu Kyi is "doing nothing", and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said the situation amounts to "genocide".
"The first reason (Suu Kyi can not attend) is because of the Rakhine terrorist attacks", spokesman Zaw Htay said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not address the issue in his statement in Naypyidaw, and the minister of state for home affairs has bluntly promised to deport Rohingya refugees on Indian soil. So there is no justification of killing and burning of Rohingya Muslims.
Rohingyas in northern Rakhine State are denied the right to a nationality and to participate in public life.
"Part of the problem is that there is not the kind of strong interest in the White House as there used to be", said Derek Mitchell, who was USA ambassador to Myanmar from 2012 to 2016. The military is the real power in northern Rakhine state, along the border with Bangladesh, where access is tightly controlled.
The supreme leader also lashed out the worldwide and human rights organizations over their silence regarding the situation of Muslims in Myanmar.
There were at least a million members of the Rohingya ethnic group living in Myanmar, majority Muslim, though some are Hindu.