September 6, 2017 / 9:46 AM / 6 months ago

Factbox: Humanitarian crisis worsens in Bangladesh as many Rohingya flee Myanmar

(Reuters) - About 146,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh since violence erupted in Myanmar in late August, U.N. workers said on Wednesday.

Rohingya refugees walk through a paddy field after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, in Teknaf, Bangladesh, September 6, 2017. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

This has brought to 233,000 the number of Rohingya who have sought refuge in Bangladesh since October 2016.

The exodus has put pressure on aid agencies and communities already helping hundreds of thousands of refugees from previous violence in Myanmar.

Following are some details on the crisis gathered from U.N. sources working in the Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh, on the Myanmar border.

Reporting by Karishma Singh; Editing by Richard Borsuk

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