IOM: Over 600,000 Rohingya Refugees Have Fled Violence In Myanmar Since Late August

Tarikh kemaskini: 11/11/2017

GENEVA, Nov 11 (Bernama) -- The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said Friday that since August 25 of this year an estimated 613,000 Rohingya refugees had arrived in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar, fleeing violence in Myanmar, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

IOM said that the total Rohingya refugee population in the area was now 826,000.

IOM spokesperson Joel Millman told a press briefing here Friday that the makeshift sites where the Rohingyas had settled were desperately overcrowded and located on inhospitable, hilly terrain with insufficient drainage and little or no road access.

The few roads that existed were impossibly congested, making it extremely difficult to reach refugees with the support and services they needed, he said.

According to him, in the Kutupalong -- Balukhali Expansion Site, which was currently home to an estimated 423,000 refugees, and where IOM was responsible for coordinating site management, many areas were extremely difficult to access.....