Rohingya boat capsize: Death toll rises to 23 as more bodies found

Posted October 11, 2017

"I can't find my relatives ..."

Thousands of Islamist hardliners marched in Bangladesh's port city of Chittagong on Friday calling for the government to arm Rohingya Muslim refugees fleeing a crackdown in Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state.

Bangladesh police said Tuesday they had found 14 more bodies, taking the number of confirmed dead to 28, with scores more missing.

"We made a makeshift arrangement for shifting them to an island called "Bhasan Char" from Cox's Bazar. we need worldwide community's assistance including that of the United Kingdom for their relocation", she said.

Bangladesh was already home to 400,000 Rohingya refugees over the last few decades before the latest exodus.

Washington D.C. [U.S.A], Oct.7 (ANI):The United States has expressed concern over the crackdown by the Myanmar government that has caused an exodus of half-a-million Rohingya Muslims to Bangladesh, saying this could attract global terrorists and destabilize the region. "We have to cross quickly but we don't have the money to pay for the boat", one Rohingya father of four told an AFP reporter in Rakhine state.

The reports of food shortages will add to the urgency of calls by aid agencies and the global community for unfettered humanitarian access to the conflict zone. Myanmar rejects accusations of ethnic cleansing.

Myanmar's army offensive, which has forced more than a half a million Rohingya Muslims out of the country, was discussed in Brussels. Kyu additionally revealed on how every of the displaced people within Bangladeshi region will now have the capacity to go back subsequent to the procedure for confirmation. "Many show signs of malnutrition", the IOM statement said.

The European Union will cut back contacts with Myanmar's top generals in a first step to increase sanctions over an army offensive that has driven more than 500,000 Rohingya Muslims out of the country, according to a draft document seen by Reuters.

The family had walked for several days from Buthidaung to reach the riverbank, where hundreds more Rohingya were waiting to escape.

Those who have fled accuse the military, backed by Buddhist mobs, of using a brutal campaign of killings and village burnings to try to drive them out.

The United States and Britain have warned Myanmar the crisis is threatening to discredit significant progress made by the country since it began moving away from military rule.