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Rohingya Refugee Mother is Crossing the Border
On September 21, 2017 Myanmar Army burned 3 house of Rohingya, which is very near from Tumabru-Jolpaitoli border, the distance is about 200 meter away from Bangladesh border. A mother entered safely in Bangladesh but she lost her family member. She carried her newborn baby and coming through the paddy fields. New reports claim the Myanmar military has begun laying landmines along the border, and that soldiers have been shooting unarmed civilians even as they try to flee. Over 600,000 Rohingya (according to UNICEF, 340,000 of them children) have fled Myanmar to neighboring Bangladesh to escape killings, arson, sexual violence and other atrocities. Most of them walked three to six days, barefoot over mountains and across rivers. They arrived exhausted, sick and hungry. This is the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis.
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||Nov. 30, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
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