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Rohingya Refugees Warn of Shortages as U.N. Says 370,000 Have Fled Burma

HeadlineSep 13, 2017
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In Bangladesh, refugees who have fled government-led violence in neighboring Burma say they are running out of food and that no more aid is coming. The dire warning came as the U.N. refugee agency said 370,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees have fled since Burma’s military began slaughtering civilians on August 25. This is Rahamat, a Rohingya refugee who arrived in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, this week.

Rahamat: “They killed many of my relatives there in Burma, and I have come here with three of my sons. They slaughtered many people in the village—one-third of the people of my village. They slaughtered them and threw them into a river.”

On Monday, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights warned the Burmese military’s widespread violence against Rohingya Muslims is a “textbook” example of ethnic cleansing.

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