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Rohingya Muslim crisis: Desperation grows in Bangladeshi refugee camps as thousands pour in from Burma

'Everyone is hungry. Everyone has been waiting for hours,' says aid worker

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With Rohingya refugees still flooding across the border from Burma, those packed into camps and makeshift settlements in Bangladesh are becoming desperate for scant basic resources and dwindling supplies.

Fights are erupting over food and water. Women and children are tapping on car windows or tugging at the clothes of passing reporters while rubbing their bellies and begging for food.

UN agencies estimate that more than a quarter-million Rohingya Muslims have arrived in Cox’s Bazar region in just the last two weeks, joining at least 100,000 people who were already there after fleeing earlier riots or persecution in Buddhist-majority Burma.

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The Independent

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