Bangladesh shuts border to Rohingya refugees

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Bangladesh, which shares a 168-km border with Myanmar, has refused to accept more Rohingya refugees following a military crackdown in the Rakhine State of the neighbouring country.

The Bangladesh Coast Guard on Sunday prevented over 100 Rohingyas who came on small fishing boats from entering the country.

Bangladesh government’s estimates say more than 28,000 registered Rohingyas are already staying at two camps in Cox’s bazaar district, which shares border with Myanmar, in addition to up to 5,00,000 unregistered immigrants from the Rakhine State.

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