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More Efforts Needed To Address Humanitarian Crisis Among Rohingya Muslims, Reach Political Solution, NGO Official Says

The Guardian: World failing Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, top Red Cross official says
“A top Red Cross official has described the humanitarian crisis affecting Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims as unprecedented and said the world was failing in its response. Speaking to the Guardian on a visit to the rapidly expanding refugee camps in the Bangladeshi port town of Cox’s Bazar, the head of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Elhadj As Sy, said a political solution was needed and called for all leaders ‘without exception’ to take the situation seriously…” (McPherson, 10/26).

Washington Post: Bangladesh is now home to almost 1 million Rohingya refugees
“…Some 604,000 people, mostly Rohingya, have fled to neighboring Bangladesh since Aug. 25, where they have joined more than 300,000 who fled in earlier waves of ethnic violence over the past three decades. With thousands still crossing the border each day, the total number of Rohingya refugees is expected to cross the one million mark in the coming days or weeks…” (Bearak, 10/25).

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