Violence against Rohingyas is “exceptional": UN refugee chief

27 September 2017

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees has said that the violence experienced by refugees who’ve fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh is among the worst he has encountered – and that their plight is a “recipe” for a health “disaster”.

Speaking to journalists in Geneva on Wednesday, Filippo Grandi praised the Bangladeshi authorities for keeping their borders open, before calling on the government of Myanmar to find solutions to the crisis.

In less than a month, more than 450,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled their homes in Myanmar’s Rakhine state after a security operation that followed attacks on police posts.

Daniel Johnson has more.

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