SPEAK OUTMyanmar's army killed many of the women they raped. Survivors in refugee camps in Bangladesh say they want justice.Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - Twenty-year-old Ayesha Begum sat on a plastic mat inside her family's bamboo and tarpaulin shelter in the sprawling makeshift refugee settlement of Balukhali.She cradled her one-year-old son in her arms, blowing on his face every so often to give him some relief from the sweltering heat.

changed HightCOLOMBO — Sri Lankan police said Sunday they have arrested six people in their hunt for a mob led by Buddhist monks who attacked Rohingya refugees last week.The government of the Buddhist-majority country has accused the monks of behaving like "animals" during Tuesday's attack on a centre housing Rohingya including children on the outskirts of Colombo.

safe zoneIn speech to UN, Sheikh Hasina presses Myanmar to allow the return of 'hungry, distressed and hopeless' refugees.Bangladesh's prime minister has accused Myanmar of ethnic cleansing of its Rohingya people and urged the country to allow the return of "hungry, distressed and hopeless" refugees.
crisisHundreds of Buddhists in Burma tried to block a shipment of aid to Muslims in Rakhine state where the United Nations has accused the military of ethnic cleansing, with a witness saying protesters threw petrol bombs before police dispersed them by firing into the air.
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UN campaign to immunize 150,000 Rohingya children

imunisationAs thousands of Rohingya refugees – including many children – having fled violence in Myanmar continue to arrive in Bangladesh, a United Nations-supported vaccination campaign has been initiated to prevent the spread of potentially deadly diseases.

refugee campThe Bangladesh government plans to construct a large camp to house some 400,000 Rohingya Muslims who have poured in from neighbouring Myanmar over the past three weeks, officials said.

australiaAustralia is promising thousands of dollars to Rohingya refugees who agree to return to Myanmar, a country that has been accused of ethnic cleansing against the Muslim minority.Asylum seekers in the Australian-run detention centre on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island, have been pressured by officials to return to their home countries, even if they face violence.

food aidUnofficial handouts cause ‘chaos’ as refugee camp populations swell,Three people have been killed during a stampede for aid outside a Rohingya refugee camp, according to agencies.

Thousands of Rohingya Muslims encircled by hostile Buddhists in Rathedaung township are pleading for a secure way out.

Refugees who fled Myanmar endure dire conditions at impromptu camps as they wait for aid amid torrential rain.
Balukhali, Cox's Bazar – Hundreds of Rohingya, including children, were jostling to get hold of aid packages being thrown from trucks at Balukhali in the Bangladeshi city of Cox's Bazar bordering Myanmar.
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