by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/08/17, 09:03 am
The United Nations on Friday said 270,000 Rohingya Muslims have left Burma, also known as Myanmar, and crossed into Bangladesh following conflicts that began two weeks ago. The numbers continue to rise as aid workers discover more refugee settlements, according to UN Refugee Agency spokeswoman Vivian Tan. “This is an alarming number,” Tan said. “The existing camps are full to the capacity.” The unrest began on Aug. 25 when Rohingya militants attacked Myanmar security bases in Rakhine state after accusing them of assaulting their ethnic group.