Pressure mounts on Myanmar

September 18, 2017 by  
Filed under Myanmar, News

DHAKA, 18 September 2017: Bangladesh restricted the movement of Rohingya refugees, Saturday, banning them from leaving overcrowded border areas where over 400,000 who have fled violence in neighbouring Myanmar are living in squalid conditions.

The tough new measures came as Dhaka struggled to cope with the scale of the “unprecedented crisis”, with Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina heading for the UN General Assembly to plead for global help.

Conditions are already worsening in Bangladesh’s southeast border district of Cox’s Bazar, where the majority of refugees are living in desperate circumstances after fleeing Myanmar’s violence-wracked Rakhine state. Read more