U.N. reports over 11,000 Rohingya Muslims entering Bangladesh daily
Oct 10, 2017 World 0 1551 By Collins Kelechi
- U.N. reports over 11,000 Rohingya Muslims entering Bangladesh daily.
- Reports were confirmed by Bangladesh border guards.
- U.N. in a situation of full alert as far as influxes are concerned.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has disclosed that as many as 11,000 Rohingya Muslims are crossing over from Myanmar to Bangladesh on a daily basis as a result
of the ongoing violence in the Rakhine State region of the Budhist-majority nation.
“We’re back in a situation of full alert as far as influxes are concerned. It is a big increase to see 11,000,” Adrian Edwards, spokesman for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told a news briefing in Geneva on Tuesday.
“UNHCR is working with the Bangladesh authorities on a transit center to prepare for a potential refugee influx in the coming days,” he said.
The U.N. agency further disclosed that the Bangladesh border guards reported more than 11,000 Rohingya refugees crossing into the country on Monday.
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