12 dead and many missing as boat carrying Rohingyas capsizes


12 dead and many missing as boat carrying Rohingyas capsizes

"Half of my village was burnt down".

Speaking in Geneva, UN officials said numerous new arrivals had walked for days to reach safety.

Soldiers and Buddhist mobs had torched his village, he said. "I left everything. I can't find my relatives ..."

South Sudanese refugees in Uganda held protests after more cuts to their food rations due to a shortfall in global aid, the Guardian reports.

Aid organizations have reported an increasing influx of refugees crossing the border into Bangladesh, and are seeking $434 million over the next six months to provide assistance to desperate refugees.

The UK state minister praised the people of Bangladesh and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for saving the lives of tens of thousands of Rohingya people by giving them shelter.

"They pretended like they wanted a war", she said. Most of the 12 killed and scores missing are children.

Numerous villages near Buthidaung municipality in Rakhine state have not received humanitarian assistance since the military crackdown in late August, the Burma Human Rights Network (BHRN) said.

Both the European Union and the United States have considered imposing sanctions on Myanmar military leaders.

On October 16, European Union foreign ministers are scheduled to discuss the situation in Myanmar.

Such a move would be largely symbolic, but could be followed by further action.

Briefing media, Prime Minister's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said Hasina told Lord Ahmad that the United Kingdom should continue pressing Myanmar government.

Although the number of people arriving each day is decreasing, there are unverified reports that large numbers of people are waiting to cross the border. The government cited worries about food and security as their reasons.

The Indian government has made a decision to deport Rohingya refugees from India.

"The situation's getting worse. 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. He said a lot of people were preparing to flee. The dead included 10 children, an elderly woman and man.

Hundreds have died in waters off Bangladesh since the ethnic group first began fleeing Myanmar.

Myanmar's government regards them as illegal migrants from Bangladesh, even if they have lived in the country for generations. 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.



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