Rohingya Muslims continue to flee Myanmar, more than 400,000 in Bangladesh

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Bangladesh : According to United Nations, there are now 409,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled Myanmar into Bangladesh since violence erupted in the Myanmar’s state of Rakhine on August 25. The influx of hundreds of thousands of refugees has overwhelmed the government of Bangladesh as it continues to house these refugees, promising to build 14,000 shelters. According to Aljazeera, the prime minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, departed for New York City on Saturday to plead for international help and demand more pressure on Myanmar during talks at the UN General Assembly on Thursday. “She will seek immediate cessation of violence in Rakhine State in Myanmar and ask the UN secretary-general to send a fact-finding mission to Rakhine,” Nazrul Islam, a spokesman for the prime minister, told AFP news agency.

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