Boy Dies, Thousands At Risk As Monsoon Rains Lash Rohingya Refugee Camps

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Monsoon rains set in over the weekend in Bangladesh, flooding refugee camps and leading to the death of a Rohingya boy, who died when a mud wall of his shelter fell on top of him, according to media reports. His mother also was injured in the collapse. Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya — a persecuted Muslim minority — have been living in makeshift shelters of earth, bamboo and plastic. Their homes are huddled on steep hillsides in southeastern Bangladesh that have been cleared of vegetation. Some 700,000 Rohingya abandoned their homes in neighboring Myanmar after the Buddhist military began a campaign of rape, torture, murder and arson in August 2017. The United Nations has called it " a textbook example of ethnic cleansing ." As they fled into...

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Boy Dies, Thousands At Risk As Monsoon Rains Lash Rohingya Refugee Camps

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