100000 more Rohingyas waiting to enter Bangladesh: IOM

Divided Asean urged to act on Rohingya crisis

As many as 91,423 Rohingya have already been registered, and some 9,000 more join that list every day, he said.

The shadowy, poorly-armed Arsa tipped northern Rakhine into crisis when it ambushed police posts on Aug 25.

As agreed earlier, Bangladeshi Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan will visit Myanmar anytime this month to discuss about the proposed repatriation of the Rohingya.

Fellow refugee Noor Alam, at the Kutupalong camp, says his Rohingya people are being killed in Myanmar where they are treated as illegal Bengali migrants from Bangladesh.

The UN has described Myanmar's strategy as "ethnic cleansing". While the worst of the violence appears to have abated, insecurity, food shortages and tensions with Buddhist neighbours are still driving thousands of Rohingya to make the arduous trek to Bangladesh.

Hasina said Myanmar wanted to create a situation to divert global attention.

The country is now planning to build up world's biggest refugee camp that can provide shelter to more than 800,000 Rohingya Muslims, who have fled an army crackdown in the Rakhine state of Myanmar since August 25.

Myanmar authorities say clashes have stopped, but the exodus continues daily, by the thousands into neighboring Bangladesh.

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She said the government was pursuing a plan to build temporary shelters for the Rohingya on an island with the help of global aid agencies whom she praised for their support.

Robert Watkins, the United Nations resident coordinator in Dhaka, said on Saturday that housing more than 800,000 refugees in a single camp, as planned by Bangladesh for refugees fleeing violence from neighboring Myanmar, would heighten the risk of deadly diseases spreading quickly.

Myanmar rejects that. It says more than 500 people have been killed in the fighting, majority "terrorists" who have been attacking civilians and torching villages.

Bloody riots in 2012 forced over 100,000 Rohingya to flee to refugee camps in southeast Bangladesh, where many still live.

Watkins said there would be a huge risk of fire spreading easily across a big camp of refugees, adding that Bangladesh should instead look for new sites to build more camps.

About 2,000 refugees continue to arrive every day, according to the global Organization for migration (IOM).

Rohingya, a Muslim minority, do not qualify for Myanmar citizenship even though many have lived there for generations while its army insists they are interlopers from across the border in Bangladesh.

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