05 September 2017

News Story: 73,000 Rohingyas flee to Bangladesh from Myanmar - UNHCR

DHAKA, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations refugee agency said here Monday 73,000 Rohingya people have come to Bangladesh after violence killed hundreds of people in Myanmar's restive Rakhine state since late last month.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) spokeswoman Vivian Tan told Xinhua Monday from the country's southeastern Cox's Bazaar district bordering Myanmar that "Aid agencies estimate 73,000 people entered Bangladesh from Myanmar as of Sunday since Aug. 25."

Vivian Tan said they are providing shelter material and basic aid to the newly arrived Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazaar, some 292 km southeast of Bangladesh capital Dhaka.
Thousands of Rohingya people are still crossing border into Bangladesh, she added.

Sources said hundreds of people have still been reportedly stranded in a no man's land at the countries' border after being attacked by armed men in Myanmar.

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