Bangladesh orders halt in aid to Rohingya

Three aid groups told to stop helping thousands of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar.

    Bangladesh has told three international aid agencies not to help thousands of Muslim Rohingya refugees who have been fleeing into its territory to escape violence in neighbouring strife-torn Myanmar.

    Joynul Bari, a district deputy commissioner, told Bangladeshi media, their helping hand is encouraging Rohingya refugees to cross from Myanmar into the country.

    Some 100,000 people, both Bangladeshis and Rohingya refugees, depend on the services of France's Médecins Sans Frontières, British-based Muslim Aid and Action Against Hunger.

    Aid agencies fear that conditions in refugee camps in Bangladesh are about to deteriorate even further as a result of the ban.

    Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque reports from Dhaka.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera And Agencies


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