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Lots of Muslims in Muslim-majority Asian countries are demonstrating in support of the Rohingya but none of those countries in the past have wanted to accept a mass of Rohingya refugees.

Miami Herald:

The Latest on violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state and the flood of ethnic Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh (all times local):

12:30 a.m.

The United Nations says the U.N. and its partners have a plan to provide up to 300,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing from Myanmar to Bangladesh with food, shelter, water, health care and other services until the end of the year.

U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters at U.N. headquarters on Friday that while many of the 270,000 Rohingyas who have fled violence in Rakhine state in the past two weeks initially arrived in Bangladesh by land, more are now making the journey by boat.


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See all news on Sittwe, Rakhine State and on Myanmar.

Sittwe, Rakhine State is in the middle of the map below.

31.4° N
70.4° E
115.4° E
8.9° N


Sittwe, Rakhine State, Myanmar

Myanmar (MM) is estimated to have a population of 54.6 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.8% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 2.2 million.