Rohingya militants Hydro Flask Hydration 18 Oz Wide Mouth Lemon Yellow UK Sale , whose August 25 raids in Myanmar's Rakhine State sparked an army crackdown that has seen nearly 300,000 of the Muslim minority flee to Bangladesh, on Sunday declared an immediate unilateral one-month ceasefire.
Bedraggled and exhausted Rohingya refugees have arrived in huge numbers in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar area for over two weeks, while tens of thousands more are believed to be on the move inside Rakhine Hydro Flask Hydration 18 Oz Wide Mouth Blueberry UK Sale , many in desperate conditions after more than a fortnight without shelter, food and water.
A further 27,000 ethnic Rakhine Buddhists as well as Hindus have also been displaced by violence that has unfurled across the northern part of the state.
"The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) hereby declares a temporary cessation of offensive military operations," it said in a statement on its Twitter handle @ARSA_Official Hydro Flask Hydration 18 Oz Wide Mouth Graphite Grey UK Sale , adding it was to allow for humanitarian aid to reach the battered region.
The group urged "all humanitarian actors" to resume aid delivery to "all victims of humanitarian crisis irrespective of ethnic or religious background" during the ceasefire period which runs until October 9.
It called on Myanmar to "reciprocate this humanitarian pause" in fighting.
There was no immediate response from Myanmar's military.
Rohingya refugees allege "clearance operations" by the army in its offensives against the ARSA resulted in mass killings and the burning of hundreds of villages, sending them across the border. International aid programmes in Rakhine have been severely curtailed, as the fighting engulfed parts of the state.
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On Saturday the UN said a total of 290,000 had crossed into Bangladesh after days-long treks or by boat Hydro Flask Hydration 40 Oz Wide Mouth Lava Red UK Sale , joining already overcrowded camps of Rohingya who have fled Myanmar over decades of troubles.
The UN has appealed for urgent donations of $77 million to provide for the influx of Rohingya which has put a "massive strain" on existing camps.
Bangladesh already hosts around 400,000 Rohingya from previous crises.
The World Food Programme is doling out rice sacks to hungry families as desperate new arrivals, many with no belongings, food or water Hydro Flask Hydration 40 Oz Wide Mouth Graphite Grey UK Sale , crowd relief teams trying to manage the huge influx of people.
Better-known locally as Harakah al-Yaqin (Faith Movement), ARSA launched coordinated raids using hundreds of militants on August 25 on around 30 police posts and state offices in northern Rakhine state.
The kickback by security forces prompted the Rohingya exodus.
Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh say ethnic Rakhine Buddhists joined security forces in the indiscriminate killing of villagers.
In an area split by claim and counterclaim, ethnic Rakhine villagers accuse militants of murdering their civilians while the government says fleeing Rohingya set fire to their own homes to forment fear and anti-state anger.
ARSA's Twitter page is often the first to publish statements or direct readers to videos.
Sunday's statement was signed by Ata Ullah, who purportedly commands the militants from jungle bases straddling the Bangladesh-Myanmar border.
ARSA appears to have significantly grown in the last year despite remaining hopelessly outgunned against one of Asia's largest militaries.
According to statements and photos released by Myanmar's army Hydro Flask Hydration 40 Oz Wide Mouth Black UK Sale , the militants use primitive weapons, including gunpowder rifles, homemade guns and bombs as well as clubs and swords.
Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh say security forces and ethnic Rakhine Buddhists killed villagers indiscriminately