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12:00 AM, December 09, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, December 09, 2016

NUMBERS 21,000

Is the number of Rohingyas who have been fled to Bangladesh in recent weeks to escape violence in neighbouring Myanmar, an official of the International Organisation for Migration said on Tuesday. Bangladesh has stepped up patrols on the border trying to stem the tide of refugees who have been fleeing a bloody crackdown by Myanmar's army in the western state of Rakhine since early October. But Sanjukta Sahany, head of the IOM office in Bangladesh's south-eastern district of Cox's Bazar which borders Rakhine, said around 21,000 members of the stateless ethnic minority had crossed over in the past two months.

Source: AFP

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