by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/30/17, 10:03 am
Close to 18,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Burma (also known as Myanmar) into neighboring Bangladesh after clashes with government troops resumed last week, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Wednesday. Sanjukta Sahany, spokeswoman for IOM in the border town Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, said many of the minority Rohingya Muslims crossed the border with bullet wounds and burns. Hundreds of others remain stranded at the border. “People are traumatized, which is quite visible,” Sahany said.