At least 65,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled persecution and violence in Myanmar to neighboring Bangladesh since the army launched a crackdown in the northwestern Rakhine State early October, the United Nations says.
A new wave of violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar has prompted members of the minority community residing in neighboring Bangladesh to speak out about their ordeal at the hands of Myanmarese Buddhists and forces.
More Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar poured into neighboring Bangladesh this week, with some feared drowned after a boat sank in a river during a bid to flee escalating violence that has killed at least 86 and displaced about 30,000 people.
Bangladeshi coast guards have pushed back 125 Rohingya Muslims, mostly women and children, as the desperate group attempted to enter the Bangladeshi territory to flee violence and persecution back in their home country Myanmar.
Hundreds of Rohingya Muslims are fleeing a crackdown in western Myanmar to Bangladesh, trying to escape an upsurge of violence that has brought the total number of dead confirmed by the army to more than 130.