- Title: Rohingya Muslim families arrive in Bangladesh by boat
- Date: 6th September 2017
- Summary: COX'S BAZAR, BANGLADESH (SEPTEMBER 6, 2017) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF FAMILIES GATHERED ON SHORE NEXT TO BAY OF BENGAL VARIOUS OF FAMILIES GATHERED AS BOAT PASSES VARIOUS OF FAMILIES SEATED ON GROUND WOMEN WITH CHILDREN WOMAN HOLDING STANDING CHILD ROHINGYA MUSLIMS GATHERED WOMAN LOOKING ON WOMAN CARRYING BABY (SOUNDBITE) (Bengali) ROHINGYA MUSLIM, SALMA BEGUM, SAYING: "They burned our houses - we could not take our belongings, we were hiding near a hill for two days, we were there in the rain without food and with my children. When we heard the sound of shooting we took a boat and crossed the sea to come here to Bangladesh." VARIOUS OF FAMILIES GETTING OFF BOAT TWO BOATS SIDE BY SIDE VARIOUS OF PEOPLE GETTING OFF BOAT MAN HELPING BOY OFF BOAT MAN GUIDING ELDERLY WOMAN PEOPLE GETTING OFF BOAT MAN HOLDING ARM OF WOMAN WALKING ANOTHER MAN HOLDING ARM OF ELDERLY WOMAN VARIOUS OF BOAT ARRIVING PEOPLE ON BOAT MAN CARRYING CHILD MAN CARRYING CHILD OFF BOAT PEOPLE WALKING IN WATER NAVY SHIP PEOPLE GATHERED ON BEACH VARIOUS OF PEOPLE GATHERED NEXT TO TREES PEOPLE ON BEACH
- Embargoed: 20th September 2017 07:27
- Keywords: refugees Rohingya Muslims Bangladesh Cox's Bazar Rakhine Myanmar
- Location: COX'S BAZAR, BANGLADESH
- City: COX'S BAZAR, BANGLADESH
- Country: Bangladesh
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA0016XGJWP3
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: EDIT CONTAINS NUDITY
Boatloads of Rohingya Muslim families arrived at Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh on Wednesday (September 6) after fleeing violence in northern Myanmar.
An army crackdown in Rakhine, triggered by an attack on August 25 by Rohingya insurgents on Myanmar security forces has led to the killing of at least 400 people and the exodus of nearly 125,000 Rohingya to neighbouring Bangladesh, leading to a major humanitarian crisis. The International Organization for Migration said humanitarian assistance needed to increase urgently and that it and partner agencies had an immediate funding gap of $18 million over the next three months to boost lifesaving services for the new arrivals.
Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the Buddhist-majority country, has come under pressure from countries with Muslim populations over the crisis, and on Tuesday (September 5) U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned of the risk of ethnic cleansing and regional destabilization.
Suu Kyi on Wednesday blamed "terrorists" for "a huge iceberg of misinformation" on the violence in Rakhine state. Myanmar says its security forces are fighting a legitimate campaign against insurgents responsible for a string of attacks on police posts and the army since last October.
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