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Out in the open: Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya minorities
Myanmar's army has cruelly expelled more than half a million Muslim Rohingya from the country's north Rakhine state. A Rohingya, who escaped to neighboring Bangladesh, says that the "eviction operations" of the police included massive murders, tortures and rapes against children. They deny the massacre and insist that it is only directed against Rohingya fighters.
Bangladesh's UN ambassadors say that since the end of August more than 600,000 persons have passed the line and joined the 300,000 or so refugees from previous violent outbursts. The Rohingya family has been out for more than a weeks without a meal, but have at last reached Bangladesh after having witnessed horrors in the state of Rakhine in Myanmar.
He is wading through the muds to get to a shelter. Some Rohingya men said they ran for up to three long days before they arrived in ruling villages like Kutupalong. The Rohingya folks are using every available means of transportation to get out of Rakhine. Tens of them have already passed away trying to get to Bangladesh on small, shaky fishermen' s canoes.
Dhaka Tribune reported that 28 vessels have been overturned since 24 August and 184 persons have been killed - mainly wives and warriors. The man, Abu Tabel, came to Bangladesh with his few rescued things in bags and a hamper. As they arrive at the camp, the IDPs find temporary shelter along the streets and hills around the frontier city of Cox's Bazaar.
A lot of the crossers already have family in Cox's Bazar who are desperately looking for them. The Red Cross opened a 60-bed pitch clinic in Cox's Bazar the scale of two soccer pitches on 16 October. The young Rohingya kid is relatively fortunate - he has been treated medically.
In Bangladesh, the government has declared its intention to construct a shelter for refugees, which could eventually house about 800,000 Rohingya. Rasida, who is nine month old, is one of many thousand expectant moms who have escaped and know that they can give child every single newborn. It is estimated by the United Nations Population Fund that of the almost 150,000 Rohingya woman of reproduction aged 15-49 years, about 24,000 are with child and breastfeeding.
The United Nations on 17 October issued a warning that still thousand of Rohingya were beached near the Thai-Bangladesh Myanmar frontier. She called on Bangladesh to accelerate the screening of up to 15,000 affected persons and to take them to a safe place in the interior of the country. Andrei Mahecic, a spokesperson for the UNRWA, said he wanted Bangladesh to "urgently receive these escapees from the violent and ever more arduous circumstances at home".
Every moment matters, given the delicate circumstances in which they arrive," he added. In the fastestgrowing human rights crises in the worid, tens of millions to tens of thousand-. The photos were taken by Salman Saeed in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.