Dhaka: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina headed for the UN General Assembly on Saturday to plead for global help coping with the Rohingya crisis, as the refugee deluge escaping a crackdown in Myanmar topped 4,00,000.
The Prime Minister left a day after her government summoned the Myanmar envoy for the third time to protest over its neighbour’s actions. Ms Hasina is to demand more pressure on Myanmar during talks in New York.
The UN on Saturday said the total number of people to have entered Bangladesh having fled the unrest had now reached 4,09,000, a leap of 18,000 in a day.
It said two children and a woman were killed in a “rampage” when a private group was handing out clothes near a camp.
Bangladesh will build 14,000 new shelters to house the Rohingya refugees who have been camping along roadsides, in fields and on hills, an official said on Saturday....