400 000 have fled ‘eth­nic cleans­ing’

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Aid agen­cies and cash donors have to step up “mas­sively” in re­sponse to the ar­rival in Bangladesh of about 400 000 refugees flee­ing vi­o­lence in Myan­mar, says the UN. The ex­o­dus of Ro­hingya Mus­lims be­gan af­ter mil­i­tants at­tacked po­lice posts and the mil­i­tary in Bud­dhist-ma­jor­ity Myan­mar struck back in what the UN called eth­nic cleans­ing.

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