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Many of the 700,000-plus Rohingya who fled a military crackdown in Myanmar in 2017 have tried to leave overcrowded refugee camps in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar district on boats headed for Malaysia.
"At least 470 shanties were destroyed by the fire. So far nine people have died. They included four members of a family," fire brigade official says.
Rohingya Muslims were killed intentionally by the security forces of Myanmar after accusing them of being member of insurgent groups. Myanmar government spokesman Zaw Htay said polices and soldiers will be put on trial.
Over 600,000 Rohingya have had to flee awful, systematic violence at the hands of the Myanmar military, seeking refuge in neighbouring Bangladesh. Nearly two-thirds are children.
The UN has expressed grave concerns over the trafficking networks existing in south Bangladesh’s sprawling camps overwhelmed by the arrival of Rohingya.
Over 430,000 who have managed to make it through the Bangladeshi border over the past few weeks are struggling without access to adequate food, water and medicine.
The insurgent group, The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army, declared a month-long unilateral ceasefire beginning from Sunday to enable the delivery of aid to affected civilians.
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