Around 60,000 Rohingya refugees arrived in Bangladesh in the past week, the United Nations said.

Hundreds have been killed in the fighting in Rakhine state and the government says more than 2,700 houses have been burned down.

The World Food Programme also suspended food aid to the state because of the danger.

Al Jazeera's Florence Looi reports from Yangon, Myanmar.

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