By: Agence France-Presse
The variety of Rohingya who have fled violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state to Bangladesh since August 25 has reached 313,000, a UN spokesman mentioned Monday.
The estimate got here from Joseph Tripura, a spokesman for the UN refugee company.
The United Nations and the Bangladesh authorities have mentioned the quantity arriving has slowed down in current days though the scenario continues to be risky.
On Sunday the UN mentioned some 294,000 Rohingya had arrived, a bounce of solely four,000 from the day prior to this.
“Many new arrivals are still on the move and residing on the roadsides, and are left out of the calculations due to the lack of comprehensive tracking mechanism,” mentioned a UN coordination report Monday.
The Muslim Rohingya minority group has lengthy been subjected to discrimination in principally Buddhist Myanmar, which denies them citizenship.
Attacks by Rohingya militants on Myanmar safety forces in Rakhine on August 25 sparked harsh navy reprisals and an exodus throughout the border to southeast Bangladesh.
Refugee camps and makeshift settlements in Bangladesh close to the border with Myanmar already hosted some 400,000 Rohingya earlier than the newest upsurge in violence, and are actually fully overwhelmed.
That has left tens of hundreds of recent arrivals with nowhere to shelter from the monsoon rains.
Those flocking into Bangladesh have made harrowing allegations of homicide, rape and widespread arson by Myanmar’s military.
Most have walked for days and the United Nations says many are sick, exhausted and in determined want of shelter, meals and water.