>> The flood of refugees from Myanmar could rapidly become a torrent. The United Nations warning that as many as 300,000 Rohingya Muslims may end up pouring across the border into Bangladesh, as they flee a bloody military crackdown.>> They are burning our houses. They made us leave our land.
We could not tolerate their torture, so we have fled and come here.>> An estimated 150,000 Rohingya have already made the crossing by foot and boat and Bangladesh is struggling to cope. Many of the refugees have no shelter and aid workers say they're malnourished and traumatized. The UN's World Food Programme is putting out an urgent call for donations saying if food runs short, it could spark violence among the refugees, putting women and children at risk.
Aid workers said they need an extra $13 million to buy basics like rice or special high energy biscuits to keep people going. The flood of refugees began two weeks ago after a series of insurgent attacks in Myanmar. Since then, Rohingya villages have been torched as civilians run for their lives.