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Rohingya Flee Into Bangladesh As Crisis Deepens

COX'S BAZAR, BANGLADESH - FEBRUARY 8: Azera Hatum cares for her disabled son, Omar Farouk in Kutapalong Rohingya refugee camp on February 8, 2017 in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Hatum fled to Bangladesh 2 months ago from Gionkhali village in Myanmar. The United Nations estimates about 69,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar since October last year after the Burmese army launched a campaign it calls 'clearance operations' in response to an attack on border police. Based on reports, Bangladesh plans to proceed with a controversial plan to relocate tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar to a remote island in Bay of Bengal, despite warnings it is uninhabitable and prone to flooding. Waves of Rohingya civilians have fled across the border since last year, most living in makeshift camps and refugee centers with harrowing stories on the Burmese army committing human-rights abuses, such as gang rape, arson and extrajudicial killing. The Rohingya, a mostly stateless Muslim group numbering about 1.1 million, are the majority in Rakhine state and smaller communities in Bangladesh, Thailand and Malaysia. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)
Rohingya Flee Into Bangladesh As Crisis Deepens
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Credit:
Allison Joyce / Stringer
Editorial #:
634206612
Collection:
Getty Images News
Date created:
February 08, 2017
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Getty Images AsiaPac
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