Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Rohingya Crisis -- News Updates September 13, 2017

AFP: Rohingya exodus from Myanmar hits 379,000

Some 379,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state for Bangladesh since new violence erupted last month, the United Nations said Wednesday.

The figure has risen by 9,000 in 24 hours, according to UN refugee agency spokesman Joseph Tripura told AFP.

Bangladesh authorities are now registering new arrivals and building a massive new camp near the border with Myanmar to accommodate the influx.

"We've already started shifting thousands of people to this camp where we're building sheds for them," Ali Hossain, government administrator for Cox's Bazar district, told AFP.

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Rohingya Crisis -- News Updates September 13, 2017

Bangladesh, one of the world's poorest countries, has taken in more than half a million Rohingya refugees -- Quartz
'A textbook example of ethnic cleansing': 370000 Rohingya refugees flee Myanmar as crisis worsens -- National Post
Rohingya boat toll nears 100 as bodies wash ashore -- Channel NewsAsia
Trapped by landmines and a creek, Rohingya languish in no-man's land -- Business Insider
Rohingya: Videos purportedly show scale of violence in Myanmar as relatives in Australia await news -- ABC Online
Rohingya tales of terror emerge from Bangladeshi hospital wards -- The Globe and Mail
Aid agencies must step up 'massively' to help Rohingya Muslims - UN -- Sky News
Myanmar denounces UN's 'ethnic cleansing' suggestion -- BBC News
International pressure mounts on Burma's Suu Kyi over Rohingya crisis -- FRANCE 24
Myanmar's Suu Kyi to address nation next week on Rohingya crisis -- The Daily Star
Myanmar's Suu Kyi skips UN assembly amid criticism over Rohingya crisis -- CNN
Rohingya crisis: How much power does Aung San Suu Kyi really have? -- BBC News
From India to Malaysia, Rohingya face hardship, uncertainty -- SFGate

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