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Rohingya refugees facing ‘crisis on top of crisis’ as world looks the other way, says David Miliband

UK is too ‘diverted by Brexit trauma’ to make diplomatic interventions while US is 'hacking back' resettlement schemes under Trump, says charity boss, as he sounds alarm bells ahead of Bangladesh monsoon

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Rohingya refugees living in crowded conditions in Bangladesh face an “unprecedented” threat from an imminent monsoon that should sound alarm bells among the international community, David Miliband has warned.

The former UK foreign secretary has completed a two-day visit to Bangladesh to see the border camps at Cox’s Bazar, and in an interview with The Independent said 700,000 displaced Muslims from Myanmar faced “a natural crisis on top of a clearly man-made one”.

The UN has said Myanmar’s Rohingya appear to have been victims of a “textbook case” of ethnic cleansing, since the scale of violence in the region shocked the world in August 2017.

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The Independent

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