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Number of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh surges: UNHCR

Reuters Friday, 8 September 2017 ()
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - About 270,000 Rohingya fleeing violence in Myanmar have sought refuge in Bangladesh in the past two weeks, a spokeswoman for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees said on Friday.
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According to the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees on Friday, an unprecedented surge of 270,000 Rohingya has sought refuge in Bangladesh over the past two weeks, a dramatic jump in the total as new pockets of refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar are discovered. The wave of refugees, many sick or...

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