Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Violence Against The Rohingya In Myanmar is Intensifying


Reuters: More Rohingyas flee to Bangladesh as violence spreads in Myanmar

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh More Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar poured into neighboring Bangladesh this week, with some feared to have drowned after a boat sank during a bid to flee violence that has killed at least 86 people and displaced 30,000.

Some Rohingya refugees have been missing since Tuesday after a group crossed the River Naaf that separates Myanmar and Bangladesh. Those who managed to enter Bangladesh sought shelter in refugee camps or people's homes.

"There was a group of people from our village who crossed the river by boat to come here, but suddenly the boat sank," said Humayun Kabir, the father of three children untraceable since the mishap.

Although many of those on board could swim, and were able to reach the river bank, seven people remain missing, he added, his children among them.

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More News On Reports That The Violence Against The Rohingya In Myanmar is Intensifying

In democratic Myanmar, war wracks Rakhine state -- Nikkei Asian Review
Bangladesh presses Myanmar as Rohingya flee across border -- BBC
HRW: Rohingya villages razed despite denials from Myanmar government -- DW
Myanmar accused of new destruction of Rohingya villages -- Al Jazeera
Bangladesh Keeps Border Shut for Myanmar Rohingyas -- VOA
Bangladesh to send back Rohingya fleeing Myanmar unrest -- AFP
Myanmar's Rohingya: stateless, persecuted and fleeing -- AFP
Malaysia debates pulling out of soccer cup over Myanmar's Rohingya crackdown -- Reuters
Rakhine Rohingya crisis: 'Myanmar government legitimising genocide' -- International Business Times

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