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Humanitarian crisis looms as thousands Rohingya escape violence

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September 4, 2017 -- Nearly 90,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since violence erupted in Myanmar in August, pressuring aid agencies helping hundreds of thousands of refugees suffering from previous spasms of violence.

The bloodshed in Myanmar’s northwestern Rakhine state was triggered by an attack on Aug. 25 on dozens of police posts and an army base by Rohingya insurgents. The ensuing clashes and a military counter-offensive have killed at least 400 people.

The treatment of Buddhist-majority Myanmar’s roughly 1.1 million Muslim Rohingya is the biggest challenge facing leader Aung San Suu Kyi, accused by Western critics of not speaking out for the minority that has long complained of persecution

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