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Within ten days 87.000 refugees by violence in the land of Myanmar

Within ten days 87.000 refugees by violence in the land of Myanmar

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After the eruption of violence in the Burmese state of Rakhine within ten days, more than 87.000 Rohingya to neighboring Bangladesh, have fled.

Many of them are still to the border on the way, but the opvangplekken sit in overcrowded, says UN refugee organisation UNHCR.

Since the outbreak of fighting are all around four hundred deaths. According to the refugees security forces to their homes in Rakhine burnt them and chased away.

The army says only to respond to attacks by armed insurgents at military camps and police stations.

In Myanmar, has a population of approximately 1 million Rohingya. The are muslims, in predominantly buddhist Myanmar does not as citizens be recognized.

Challenge

The violence in Rakhine is the biggest challenge so far where leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Former colonial power Britain called Saturday, Suu Kyi, who in 1991, the Nobel Peace prize, on her “remarkable qualities” to use to put an end to the violence.

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