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UN says 22,000 displaced in Myanmar unrest

 Myanmar soldiers man at a security position at Sittwe, capital of Rakhine State, western Myanmar, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. Western Myanmar appeared c...
 An armed police officer guards as Muslim refugees stand behind him at a refugee camp in Sittwe, capital of Rakhine State, western Myanmar, Saturday, ...
 Armed police officers on their truck guard at a refugee camp in Sittwe, capital of Rakhine State, western Myanmar, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. Western M...

Myanmar Violence

Myanmar soldiers man at a security position at Sittwe, capital of Rakhine State, western Myanmar, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. Western Myanmar appeared c...

Myanmar Violence

An armed police officer guards as Muslim refugees stand behind him at a refugee camp in Sittwe, capital of Rakhine State, western Myanmar, Saturday, ...

Myanmar Violence

Armed police officers on their truck guard at a refugee camp in Sittwe, capital of Rakhine State, western Myanmar, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. Western M...

The top U.N. official in Myanmar says 22,000 people have been displaced in the country's strife-torn west after a week of violence between Bhuddists and Muslims.
Ashok Nigam says those who fled homes over the last week included members of both groups.
The latest figures push the total displaced to nearly 100,000 since clashes broke out in June between ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims.
Ashok says getting aid to the new wave of displaced will be a challenge as some fled on boat and others have sought refuge on isolated hilltops.
Askok spoke to The Associated Press on Sunday from a camp outside the Rhakine state capital, Sittwe.
The government says at least 67 people have died in the last week, but rights groups say the toll is likely to be higher.


Updated : 2021-04-10 20:33 GMT+08:00