BREAKING: 73,000 Muslim Refugees STORM Border Of This Country [VIDEO]



DHAKA, BANGLADESH — The United Nations refugee agency reported that 73,000 Rohingya people have come to Bangladesh after violence killed hundreds of people in Myanmar’s restive Rakhine state since late last month.

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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) spokeswoman Vivian Tan told Xinhua Monday from the country’s southeastern Cox’s Bazaar district bordering Myanmar that “Aid agencies estimate 73,000 people entered Bangladesh from Myanmar as of Sunday since Aug. 25.”


“Most of the people coming in are completely exhausted, some of them say they haven’t eaten in days and some are completely traumatized by their experiences,” she said.

“One woman arrived on her own after following a band of refugees across the border. When she met with the UN, she said her husband had been shot and her 18-month-old baby had been left with her in-laws, Al Jazeera reports.


“She has since lost contact with her family and is struggling to process what is happening,” Tan added.

Vivian Tan said they are providing shelter material and basic aid to the newly arrived Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazaar, some 150 miles southeast of the Bangladesh capital Dhaka.

Thousands of Rohingya people are still crossing border into Bangladesh, she added.

Sources said thousands of people have still been reportedly stranded in a no man’s land at the countries’ border after being attacked by armed men in Myanmar.

“We don’t know the exact situation on the other side of the border (in Myanmar),” Vivian Tan said.

Myanmar’s military said Friday that almost 400 people died in the recent violence in Rakhine triggered by Aug. 25 attacks on security forces.

Dozens of Rohingyas, who came here with gunshot injuries, have been treated at hospitals in southeastern Bangladesh. Some of them have reportedly died later.

Some refugees who poured across the border into Bangladesh told CNN what they had witnessed since the latest crackdown began two weeks ago.
“They are beating us, shooting at us and hacking our people to death,” Hamida Begum, a refugee who has left everything behind, told CNN.
“Many people were killed. Many women were raped and killed. We are very poor.”

Bangladesh officially refuses repeated local and foreign appeals to accept fleeing Rohingyas. Recalling the influx of Myanmar nationals into Bangladesh due to similar military operations in the aftermath of terrorist attacks on Oct. 9, 2016 that resulted in about 85,000 civilians crossing over to Bangladesh, a Bangladeshi foreign ministry official in a statement earlier expressed serious concern at the possibility of the recurrence of such a situation.

According to the statement, Bangladesh already hosts about 400,000 Myanmar nationals.

Bangladeshi border guards are stepping up security to stop thousands of ethnic Rohingya refugees streaming into the country from Myanmar. The United Nations says more than 27,000 Muslims belonging to the ethnic minority group have crossed the border in a week. The Rohingya, witnesses and international rights groups say the persecuted minority is being targeted in a security crackdown.

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