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>> Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh could die from a lack of food, water, and shelter. The stark warning given by Save the Children, as aid agencies struggle to cope with the huge numbers fleeing violence in Myanmar. A government offensive against insurgence has driven nearly 400,000 hungry Rohingya Muslims into Bangladesh, in what the UN calls a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.
They arrive exhausted and hungry. Local Bangladeshi Muslims handing out food supplies, as are aid groups. But they can't keep up with the vast numbers. The new arrival is joining some 400,000 Rohingya refugees who were already in Bangladesh. Aid agencies say the emergency response must be scaled up quickly.
Rights groups say Myanmar, a majority Buddhist Country is waging a campaign of violence and arson aimed at driving out the Muslim population, which it denies. Human Rights Watch reporting that 62 Rohingya villages have been torched since the offensive started. Bangladesh plans a new camp for the arrivals, but it will take time as leads grow ever more desperate.