More than to 270,000 Rohingya to Bangladesh fled

More than to 270,000 Rohingya to Bangladesh fled

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The number of Rohingya of Myanmar to Bangaladesh has fled is further increased. In the past two weeks, approximately 270,000 Rohingya resorted in Bangladesh.

That says a spokeswoman of the High Commissioner for Refugees of the United Nations Friday.

The estimate of 164.000 refugees from Thursday has been adjusted because the refugee organisation in remote border areas, new internally displaced people has found.

“This reflects not necessarily new arrivals in the past 24 hours, but we have more people been identified in several areas of which we previously were not aware.” These numbers are alarming, she added. “The situation in Myanmar should insist to be addressed.”

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The government late Friday to know in the first instance, half a million euros in emergency aid to the Rohingya. “As soon as the situation still permits, let’s see what we can do,” said minister Lilianne Ploumen (development Cooperation).

In the western province of Rakhine is about 40 percent muslim. There are many years of tension with the buddhist majority.

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