Numbers of the Day: 18500 people

Posted September 01, 2017

According to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), an estimated 19,000 Rohingya registered themselves in Bangladesh since Wednesday.

Last week, a group of ethnic minority Rohingya insurgents attacked at least two dozen police posts in Myanmar's Rakhine state, triggering fighting with security forces that left more than 100 people dead and forced at least 18,000 Rohingya to flee into neighboring Bangladesh.

Myanmar has evacuated thousands of Rakhine Buddhists from the area.

This group of refugees are among 600 Rohingyas stranded at Shah Porir Dwip. The
This group of refugees are among 600 Rohingyas stranded at Shah Porir Dwip. The

31 de agosto de 2017, 07:54Dacca, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Bangladeshi authorities have today recovered 17 other bodies of Rohingya refugees from Naf River, bringing the death toll from a boat accident on Myanmar border to 21. On Wednesday, the bodies of two Rohingya women and two children washed up in Bangladesh after their rickety boat capsized.

"Many thousands of people are increasingly at risk of grave violations of their human rights", she said in a statement.

And on Thursday Nurul Amin Rohingya, a local official, said another boat had capsized killing 16 Rohingya.

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Yanghee Lee, the United Nations special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, said the humanitarian situation was deteriorating rapidly. "One of the boats was carrying at least 22 Rohingyas".

Islam said his team of border guards are intercepting the Rohingyas arriving in Bangladesh to "prevent the illegal intrusion".

Myanmar security forces have been clashing with the Rohingya since August 25, when Rohingya insurgents attacked police outposts.

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The Myanmar government called the Rohingya rebels terrorists, claiming that they were responsible for murders and arson. Monitors said there have been few, if any, insurgent attacks reported since Friday's initial offensive.

Abdullah, a Rohingya from the region of Buthidaung, told Reuters four of the six hamlets in his village of Mee Chaung Zay had been burned down by security forces. We also urge the global community to consider targeted sanctions against Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, to suspend current training programmes with the Burma Army and to press the Government of Burma to engage with existing UN Human Rights Council mechanisms and address reports of severe human rights violations underway in northern Burma.

Rohingya face severe persecution in the Buddhist-majority country, which refuses to recognise them as a legitimate native ethnic minority, leaving them without citizenship and basic rights.

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