Rohingya Muslims Continue to Flee to Bangladesh — IOM

Rohingya Muslim refugees sail a makeshift raft made from jerrycans.

Geneva, MINA – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Friday said that this week refugees from Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar were still arriving in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, KUNA reported.

It added in a press release that the situations indicate that there is no end to violence and fears this year that forced Rohingya Muslims to flee their homes in Myanmar. “A major upsurge of violence in Northern Rakhine State,
Myanmar, in late August 2017 forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes”, the release noted.

Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence to Bangladesh are facing additional challenges, it said.

Muslim women, widows or persons with disabilities are struggling for a shelter or even survival without additional support from IOM and its partner, it made clear.

Since violence erupted last August, IOM registered more than 620,000 Rohingya Muslims as refugees in Bangladesh, it said.

Up to 14361 of those refugees need urgently additional support and 3830 need psychological therapy, while 150,000 are receiving healthcare. (T/RS5/RS1)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)