More than 500,000 Rohingya enter Bangladesh: United Nations

The new figure of 501,800 -- up from around 480,000 -- was due mainly to the counting of refugees not previously included in the tally rather than a dramatic increase in arrivals.

Published: 28th September 2017 07:02 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th September 2017 07:02 PM   |  A+A-

Rohingya Muslim women. (File photo | AP)

Rohingya Muslim women. (File photo | AP)

By AFP

MYANMAR: The number of Rohingya refugees who have fled to Bangladesh since violence broke out in Myanmar's Rakhine state on August 25 has exceeded half a million, the United Nations said Thursday.

The new figure of 501,800 -- up from around 480,000 -- was due mainly to the counting of refugees not previously included in the tally rather than a dramatic increase in arrivals.

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