Rohingya influx in Bangladesh crosses half million mark: UNHCR


PV Desk : UN refugee agency UNHCR said the number of new Rohingya those have fled to Bangladesh recently after latest round of violence in Rakhine state of Myanmar, have crossed half million mark yesterday.

“The latest estimate of the number of Rohingya who have arrived in neighbouring Bangladesh since violence erupted in Myanmar has crossed the half million mark, at 501,000 as of Thursday,” UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic told a press briefing in Geneva yesterday.

As Bangladesh shoulders the full extent of this crisis, UNHCR spokesperson called on all countries in the region to show solidarity and do their part in keeping their borders open and protecting Rohingya, who are fleeing discrimination, persecution and violence in Myanmar.