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Hungry Rohingya refugees scramble for food and water

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 01:09

As hundreds more Rohingya refugees make their way to makeshift camps those who have already arrived in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar are scrambling for food and water. No reporter narration.

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(ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION) As hundreds more Rohingya refugees made their way to makeshift camps on Friday (September 15), those who had arrived earlier in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar were scrambling for food and water. Nearly 400,000 Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar have crossed into Bangladesh since Aug. 25, fleeing a Myanmar government offensive against insurgents that the United Nations has branded a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing". Bangladesh has for decades faced influxes of Rohingya fleeing persecution in Buddhist-majority Myanmar, where the people are regarded as illegal migrants and denied citizenship. The conflict has led to a humanitarian crisis on both sides of the border and raised questions about Myanmar's path under the leadership of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi after nearly 50 years of strict military rule.

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Hungry Rohingya refugees scramble for food and water

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 01:09