More than 400,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh in the past weeks. In addition to the violence in Myanmar the refugees now have to cope with monsoon rains. The growing humanitarian crisis poses a huge challenge to Bangladeshi authorities.
Six of the world’s 10 most neglected displacement crises are in Africa, according to the Norwegian Refugee Council. The charity makes the annual list based on lack of political will, media coverage and aid.
One person was displaced every two seconds in 2017, the newest UN refugee agency figures show. New displacements came from crises in Myanmar, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Syria, in particular.
Aid agencies and the UN have warned that Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are at risk as the monsoon season begins in South Asia. Heavy rains and cyclones could cause enormous damage to refugee camps in Cox's Bazar.
Myanmar and UN agencies have signed an initial agreement that could see the return of some of the 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who fled the country. But there's speculation that the framework deal is a "convenient" fudge.
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