Christians, Muslims Unite to Protest Against Myanmar's Rohingya Crisis

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Fleeing the repression in burma, the refugee from this muslim minority come rolling in to Bangladesh, a poor country, landlocked, in the eastern part of India.

"We urge the global community to step up humanitarian support and come up with help", Mohammed Abdiker, director of operations and emergencies for the worldwide Organisation for Migration, told a news conference in the Bangladeshi capital.

Police in the southeastern region of Chittagong said on Saturday that they have set up check posts to stop the spread of refugees entering the country through the bordering district of Cox's Bazar.

Buddhist-majority Myanmar has always been criticized for its repression of the Rohingya, with the recent unrest branded ethnic cleansing by the worldwide community.

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The government has declared Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army a terrorist organisation and accused it of setting the fires and attacking civilians.

"Significant numbers of new arrivals are observed along the roadsides at Kutupalong and thousands of new arrivals are reportedly taking shelter in Teknaf urban area", the report said.

A total of 8,500 temporary toilets will be built and 14 "makeshift warehouses" will be set up near the shelters.

In three weeks, the south of Bangladesh has turned into one of the largest refugee camps in the world as refugees, the rohingya are fleeing Burma, leading to a degradation of the humanitarian situation. "We are working to contain them within Cox's Bazar".

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Children below five years will be administered polio vaccines while kids from six months to five years will be provided vitamin A capsules, the surgeon said.

Bangladesh again warned Myanmar on Friday of violating its airspace as violence has driven almost 400,000 ethnic Rohingya Muslims into Bangladesh over the past three weeks in what the United Nations has described as "ethnic cleansing".

Many of over 3,50,000 refugees, staying either under open sky or at the new refugee camps and shelters, are suffering from diarrhea and different diseases and don't have an access to even clean drinking water and proper medicines.

Bangladesh was already home to nearly half a million Rohingyas before the latest crisis erupted on Aug 25, when Rohingya insurgents attacked about 30 police posts and an army camp, killing a dozen people.

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