Rohingya crisis in Myanmar and Bangladesh deepens
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Escalating reports of atrocities by the Myanmar military in Rakhine are sending thousands more fleeing across the border
Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar who tried to cross the Naf River into Bangladesh to escape sectarian violence, are kept under watch by Bangladeshi security officials in Teknaf on Dec. 25, 2016. (Photo by AFP)
Despite the Myanmar-Bangladesh border being sealed off on both sides, Rohingya Muslims continue to flock to Bangladesh to escape the deadly military crackdown in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.
Makeshift refugee camps in Bangladesh are bracing for thousands of more desperate ethnic Muslim Rohingya fleeing from often unspeakable atrocities being perpetrated by the Myanmar military.
At least 65,000 people have fled to Bangladesh — a third in the past week — since the Myanmar's military crackdown on Oct. 9, according to the UN's relief agency weekly report on Jan. 9.
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