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Rohingya crisis: Aid groups seek $434 mn for 6 months to help 1.2 mn people

The Rohingya are regarded as illegal immigrants in Buddhist-majority Myanmar and most are stateless

Reuters  |  Bangladesh 

Humanitarian organisations helping Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh said on Wednesday they need $434 million over the next six months to help up to 1.2 million people, many of them children, who need life-saving help. There are an estimated 809,000 Rohingya sheltering in Bangladesh after fleeing violence and persecution in Myanmar, more than half a million of whom have arrived since August 25 to join 300,000 Rohingya who were already there. “The Rohingya population in Cox’s Bazar is highly vulnerable, many having experienced severe trauma, and are now living in ...

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First Published: Wed, October 04 2017. 12:32 IST
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