The Government of Japan provided Emergency Grant Aid of US$2 million to support the displaced Rohingya people where an estimated 74,000 people crossed the border from Burma and living in Bangladesh since October 2016, according UN website.
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United Nations’ refugee agency UNHCR has urged Bangladesh to keep Bangladesh – Burma border open to allow safe passage to civilians fleeing the violence in the northern Arakan (Rakhine) state, according to the UNHCR website.
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UNHCR will help only the villages which are mixed – Rakhine and Rohingya – villages hit by cyclone Koman on August 7, according to an UNHCR staff, denied to be named.
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UNHCR had distributed five items of household goods to flood victims in Maungdaw since August 7, according to flood victims from Maungdaw.
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Maungdaw authority – U Khin Maung Lwin, the District Administration Officer and U Hla Myint, the Township administration officer- had denied UNHCR officers to meet Rohingya elders from Maungdaw on July 11 , said Halim, a Human Rights Watchdog from Maungdaw.
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Teknaf, Bangladesh: Myanmar Navy rescued 350 boatpeople from two floating fishing trawlers from its western coast, but, the boat had more than 350 boatpeople and authority show only 208 who claimed as Bengali – 200 people, 8 Rohingyas, and hiding another 142 Rohingyas , according to an official from Maungdaw.
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Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh: More than 1,300 boat-people have died on the way to Malaysia and hundreds have been ill-treated in overcrowded camps run by traffickers and people smugglers in Thailand, according to Ms Stina Ljungdell of UNHCR representative of Bangladesh in a statement released on June 11.
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