You are here: Home » International » News » Others
Business Standard

604,000 Rohingya refugees arrive in Bangladesh since August 25, says UN

A UN-supported humanitarian conference raised more than $344 million to fund critical relief programs for Rohingya refugees.

IANS  |  United Nations 

Palong Khali : Newly arrived Rohingya Muslims, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh. Photo: PTI
Palong Khali : Newly arrived Rohingya Muslims, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh. Photo: PTI

The total number of that have arrived from since August 25 has reached 604,000, a spokesman said here on Wednesday.

"Refugees have sought shelter in since the outbreak of violence in on August 25," deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said on Wednesday.

More than half of the new arrivals to escape violence in Myanmar's are living in the Kutupalong Expansion Site, which includes several makeshift settlements and land allocated by the government, he said.

"Nearly 570,000 people have received food assistance and nearly 310,000 people received health care," said Haq, adding that there are concerns about sanitation, with less than one quarter of sites hosting refugees having access to clean water.

A UN-supported humanitarian conference on Monday raised more than $344 million to fund critical relief programs for

The exodus continues unabated, making the crisis the fastest growing refugee emergency in the world.

Since the crisis began, agencies have ramped up relief efforts, including conducting a massive immunisation campaign that inoculated more than 700,000 people against cholera, as well as providing food assistance to hundreds of thousands of refugees.

First Published: Thu, October 26 2017. 11:10 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU