Rohingya villagers afraid to leave their houses

The number of Rohingya refugees flooding into Bangladesh has risen sharply to 270,000 since the violence broke out in Myanmar two weeks ago. Some of the Rohingya villages look deserted because residents are afraid to leave their houses.

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    The number of Rohingya refugees flooding into Bangladesh has risen sharply to 270,000 since the violence broke out in Myanmar two weeks ago.

    Some of the Rohingya villages look deserted because residents are afraid to leave their houses.

    Their restricted movement has left them desperate for food and other basic necessities.

    Al Jazeera's Florence Looi reports from Myanmar.


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