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UNHCR reports surge in Rohingya refugees, now 270,000

Seattle Times Friday, 8 September 2017 ()
COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency is reporting a surge in the number of Rohingya Muslims who have crossed into Bangladesh from Myanmar, with an estimated 270,000 arriving in the last two weeks. The new number confirmed Friday by UNHCR spokeswoman Vivian Tan marks a major increase from the 164,000 estimated Thursday […]
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According to the UN Refugee Agency on Friday, over the past two weeks, an unprecedented surge of 270,000 Rohingya have sought refuge in Bangladesh. Vivian Tan, a spokeswoman for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, announced that the estimated number of Rohingya who fled to Bangladesh since...

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