UN says 87,000 refugees arrive in Bangladesh from Myanmar

Thousands of the stateless Muslim minority have poured over the border since the latest round of fighting broke out, piling pressure on the already overcrowded camps in Bangladesh.

By: AFP | Cox's Bazar | Updated: September 4, 2017 12:43:07 pm
Myanmar violence, Rohingya flee Myanmar border area, Rohingya in Myanmar, Muslims in Myanmar, International news, World news, Rohingya people walk towards the makeshift shelter near the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, after being restricted by the members of Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB), to further enter the Bangladesh side, in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. (Photo: Reuters)

A total of 87,000 mostly Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh since violence erupted in neighbouring Myanmar on August 25, the United Nations said today. Thousands of the stateless Muslim minority have poured over the border since the latest round of fighting broke out, piling pressure on the already overcrowded camps in Bangladesh.

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