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According to the sources, more than 60 Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar have drowned when their boat capsized. In the conference on Wednesday, United Nations said that it is the world’s fastest-growing refugee emergency and they have to take serious measures otherwise things would become much worse.
It is reported that the refugees drowned in heavy seas at the coast of Bangladesh two days back. There are thousands of Rohingya people fleeing Myanmar every day. It has triggered an exodus of some 502,000 people till now and the number is expected to increase.
There has been a lot of anger in the international community as Myanmar crisis is growing. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley called on the countries to stop providing any kind of arms and ammunition to support this violence.
However, the story is completely different on the other side. Buddhist-majority in Myanmar has ultimately rejected the accusations of ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.
Myanmar military fought back in response to the attacks on the security forces by Rohingya insurgents in the north of Rakhine state on Aug. 25.
Colonel Anisul Haque, head of the Bangladeshi guards in Teknaf, told Reuters that more refugees had arrived over the past day or two. The number has increased seemingly and it’s becoming quite difficult to provide them shelter and food.
One survivor reported that the refugee boat capsized in heavy rain and high seas. An official for Migration said that 23 people were confirmed dead and 40 were missing, only seventeen survived.
One survivor named Kalam said that the armed Buddhists came to his village and took livestock and food. He also said that the villagers were told that there were no such people as Rohingya in Myanmar.