The situation has been further aggravated by the fact that host Bangladesh is itself a poor country, with a high population density, and that the country's southeast region is not the most geographically accessible area, with hilly terrains and lack of proper infrastructure.
Bangladesh and Myanmar decide to constitute a joint working group by November 30 to repatriate the Rohingya people, who fled persecution in Rakhine state.
October 16 marks World Food Day, an annual event which this year focuses on food security, conflict, displacement and migration. To date, about a million Rohingyas have fled Rakhine State of Myanmar, over half of them since August 25 this year.
Some 507,000 new arrivals of Myanmar's fleeing Rohingya population are reported as of September 30, including 453,300 new arrivals identified in IOM's Needs and Population Monitoring assessments in four upazilas of Cox's Bazar district, says a new report.
The Trump administration has expressed concern over the unfolding violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state, but stopped short of criticising the country's government or its de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
The Red Cross organisations scale up operations in Myanmar's violence-riven northwest, after the United Nations had to suspend activities there following government suggestions that its agency had supported Rohingya insurgents.
Hefajat-e Islam, a Chittagong-based Islamist group, threatens to besiege Myanmar Embassy in Dhaka on September 19 if the “genocide” of Rohingya people is not stopped by then.