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Fleeing violence, hunger, thousands of new Rohingyas go to Bangladesh

Refugees driven out by hunger because food markets in Myanmar's western Rakhine State have been shut and aid deliveries restricted

Reuters  |  Cox‘S Bazar/Yangon 

Hungry, destitute and scared, thousands of new Rohingya refugees crossed the border into Bangladesh from Myanmar early on Monday, Reuters witnesses said, fleeing hunger and attacks by Buddhist mobs that the United Nations has called ethnic cleansing. Wading through waist-deep water with children strapped to their sides, the refugees told Reuters they had walked through bushes and forded monsoon-swollen streams for days. A seemingly never-ending flow entered Bangladesh near the village of Palongkhali. Many were injured, with the elderly carried on makeshift stretchers, while ...

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First Published: Tue, October 17 2017. 08:30 IST