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Thousands of Rohingya to flee to Bangladesh

Thousands of Rohingya to flee to Bangladesh

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The number of Rohingya muslims by the violence in Myanmar to Bangladesh has fled has risen to 123.000.

The United Nations warn that aid agencies struggling to cope with the massive influx of refugees.

The displaced Rohingya have shelter, food and medical help. There seems, however, insufficient capacity for. A spokesperson of the UN refugee organisation UNHCR stated that refugee camps are full.

According to the refugees security forces to their homes in Rakhine burnt them and chased away. The armed forces in Myanmar, saying previously only to respond to attacks by armed insurgents at military camps and police stations. In Myanmar, has a population of approximately 1 million Rohingya.

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Aung San Suu Kyi

The pressure on the government of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi to take action grows. The governments of Bangladesh, Indonesia and Pakistan have called her to do something about the violence against the muslims.

The Indonesian minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi has Tuesday during a visit to Bangladesh, the nobel laureate Suu Kyi called something to the “bloodshed” to do.

Battles Myanmar

A regeringsmilitair keeps watch during an operation against insurgents.
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Military love checks in the area where the battles take place.
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By the fighting, thousands of Rohingya muslims fled.
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Houses have gone up in smoke and several citizens were killed.
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Refugees at the border in Myanmar.
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