Muslims in Myanmar face a life-threatening storm, but they are going nowhere because they figure that's safer.
A report detailing massive human rights violations in Myanmar has pointed to UN negligence as a factor in allowing the Rohingya crisis in Rakhine State to escalate.
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.
Within 24 hours, roughly 20,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh, according to UN sources. Rights groups have urged the Burmese government to allow monitors into affected areas to "uncover what's going on."
More than 70,000 people have fled sectarian violence in Myanmar amid a widening military crackdown. But a Rohingya insurgency has also prompted smaller Buddhist and Hindu groups to flee Myanmar's poorest state.
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