Refugee number soars to 480000

Refugee number soars to 480000

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The refugees are fleeing a Myanmar military offencive launched in response to about 30 coordinated attacks by Rohingya Muslim insurgents on Aug 25.

“The change in the new arrivals figure … is due, in large part, to the additional estimated 35,000 new arrivals settling in the two refugee camps, which was not reported in the last situation report,” the Inter-Sector Coordination Group of aid agencies said in a statement.

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