Rohingya influx in Bangladesh now 409,000: IOM
08:57 PM, September 16, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 09:07 PM, September 16, 2017

Rohingya influx in Bangladesh now 409,000: IOM

An estimated 409,000 Rohingyas have arrived in Bangladesh until September 10, fleeing the military crackdown in Myanmar, says a UN report.

Of them, 229,000 Rohingyas are living in new makeshift settlements at Ukhia and Kutupalong in Cox’s Bazar, while 159,000 are living in makeshift camps set up by the Rohingyas prior to the influx that began on August 25, according to the report published by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) yesterday.

Also, 21,000 Rohingyas are living with the local host communities, but they are moving to other sites, said the report prepared and updated by Inter Sector Coordinaton Group led by the IOM.

"Significant numbers of new arrivals are observed along the roadsides at Kutupalong and thousands of new arrivals are reportedly taking shelter in Teknaf urban area," the report said.

It added that two children and one woman were injured in a stampede during an unauthorized clothing distribution on the road in Balukhali Pan Bazar area of Ukhia.

Private distributions of relief items continue while the district administration opened a control room and asked all to donate any relief materials to the control room for proper distribution among the Rohingya refugees.

The Rohingyas began pouring into the Bangladesh side of the border following army crackdown against the community in response to attacks by the Rohingya insurgents on 30 police posts and an army base on August 25. 

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