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UN says 28,000 displaced in Myanmar ethnic clashes

 People gather and watch boats with refugees on board arrive in Sittwe, Rakhine State, western Myanmar, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. Boats carrying some of ...
 Muslim refugees gather at Thechaung camp refugee camp upon arrival in Sittwe, Rakhine State, western Myanmar, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. Boats carrying s...
 Muslim refugees gather upon arrival in Sittwe, Rakhine State, western Myanmar, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. Boats carrying some of those fleeing arrived ou...
 Muslim refugees stand in front of a tent at Baw Du Pha refugee camp in Sittwe, Rakhine State, western Myanmar, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. Victims of Myan...
 Muslim refugees rest at Baw Du Pha refugee camp in Sittwe, Rakhine State, western Myanmar, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. Victims of Myanmar's latest explosi...

Myanmar Violence

People gather and watch boats with refugees on board arrive in Sittwe, Rakhine State, western Myanmar, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. Boats carrying some of ...

Myanmar Violence

Muslim refugees gather at Thechaung camp refugee camp upon arrival in Sittwe, Rakhine State, western Myanmar, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. Boats carrying s...

Myanmar Violence

Muslim refugees gather upon arrival in Sittwe, Rakhine State, western Myanmar, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. Boats carrying some of those fleeing arrived ou...

Myanmar Violence

Muslim refugees stand in front of a tent at Baw Du Pha refugee camp in Sittwe, Rakhine State, western Myanmar, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. Victims of Myan...

Myanmar Violence

Muslim refugees rest at Baw Du Pha refugee camp in Sittwe, Rakhine State, western Myanmar, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. Victims of Myanmar's latest explosi...

The United Nations says the number of people displaced by ethnic and sectarian unrest in Myanmar last week has risen to 28,000.
U.N. Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Myanmar Ashok Nigam says the figure is likely to rise because some people who fled affected areas along the coast by boat have yet to be counted.
Nigam said Monday that 27,300 people _ the vast majority of those confirmed displaced _ are Muslim.
Tensions have simmered in the region since clashes between ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims first broke out in June.
A new wave of skirmishes erupted Oct. 14, but officials say the area has been calm since Saturday.
The government says the most recent violence killed at least 84 people and injured 129 more.


Updated : 2021-04-19 23:26 GMT+08:00