582,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar: UN

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Some 582,000 Rohingya refugees have fled their homes in Myanmar and arrived in Bangladesh since late August, the United Nations said on Oct. 17, warning that thousands more were stranded at the border.

The U.N. said 582,000 members of the Rohingya community had crossed into Bangladesh since Aug. 25, marking a jump of 45,000 from the 537,000 figure given at the weekend.

Rauxa 1aMarixie Mercado, a spokeswoman for the U.N. children’s agency, told reporters in Geneva though that the hike was not likely due to a sudden influx, but rather to improved access to some areas where many…

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