Many of the half a million Rohingya refugees newly arrived in Bangladesh are refusing to be registered because their ethnicity is not included in the document.
Dissent surfaces after Malaysia disavows a statement issued by the Philippines.
The midwives are providing emergency services including for sexually transmitted disease and sexual violence.
Bangladesh needs “massive international assistance” to feed and shelter Rohingya.
Beijing’s intervention appears aimed at heading off any attempt to censure Myanmar at the council when it convenes.
The United Nations slams Myanmar for “textbook example of ethnic cleansing”.
When his family of six crossed the monsoon-soaked Mayu mountains, Mohammed Ishmail tied his four-year-old daughter to his back with a Myanmar sarong.
The latest atrocities committed by the Buddhist army and militia against the Rohingya Muslims, will be used by hardliners to further fuel hate and violence in their countries.
Myanmar says it is negotiating with China and Russia to ensure they block any UN Security Council censure over the recent violence.
Myanmar urges Muslims in the northwest to cooperate in searching for insurgents.
At least 6,000 Rohingya civilians are stranded near the border with Bangladesh.
Myanmar must scrap restrictions on movement and citizenship for Rohingya, says UN chief.
Thousands of Rohingya cross into Bangladesh since Myanmar announced a military build-up in Rakhine state earlier this month.
Activists and journalists in newly democratic Myanmar continue to be followed and questioned by state surveillance agents, according to a UN envoy.
Further efforts to bring human traffickers to justice needed, rights groups say after trial in which 62 people were convicted.
Rohingya Muslim women lined up to tell reporters of missing husbands, mothers and sons as international media were escorted to a village in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state affected by violence since October.