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10,000 more Rohingyas enter camps

Thousands on the way to BD

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An exhausted Rohingya woman carries her belongings through paddy fields near the Anjuman Para crossing point on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border.

Special Correspondent :
Bangladesh authorities have allowed into the country around 10,000 more Rohingyas stranded for four days in an area between Bangladesh and Myanmar border.
By last night, they had passed through Anjumanpara border village in Cox's Bazar district, officials said.
Quoting the newly arrived Rohingyas, they said, thousands more are on their way from Myanmar.
Relief and Refugee Repatriate Commissioner of Bangladesh Abul Kalam said that the group was initially taken to a temporary shelter and later moved to a makeshift camp.
According to Abul Kalam, many of the 10,000 Rohingyas had to walk for days to reach the border and hence would be required to undergo medical check-ups.
 "We found there around 10,000 people on the border. We started relocating them inside since the morning," said Major Iqbal Ahmed, Commander of the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in Ukhiya.
"When this group of people came, we had requested the officials to find a place where they could be taken. They have now worked out it," he said.
The most vulnerable among the new arrivals are taken from the border to a transit centre near Kutupalong camp.           

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