A human rights organization is urging the UN Security Council to respond to the human rights situation in Burma.
Washington-based Refugees International released a statement noting that the Council will receive its first briefing today Friday on Burma's humanitarian and human rights conditions.
In a letter recently sent to the Security Council, Refugees International said it considers Burma to be a country that requires immediate Council debate and action.
The group called Burma one of the most neglected humanitarian and human rights crises in the world. Refugees International said Burma's government has not provided any kind of protection to a majority of its citizens, forcing them to flee into neighboring
countries in search of protection.