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Bangladesh: Life-saving assistance needed as Rohingya influx surges

An estimated 123,000 refugees have arrived in Bangladesh since violence broke out in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state last month.

UNHCR is gravely concerned about the continuing conflict in Myanmar and by reports that civilians have died trying to reachsafety. It is of utmost urgency to address the root causes of the recent surge in violence so that people are no longer compelled to flee and can eventually return home in safety and dignity.
A newly arrived family stands in the mud at the overcrowded Kutupalong refugee camp, as thousands search for somewhere to stay.