Torrential Downpour Floods Temporary Shelters of Conflict-fleeing Rohingya

Rohingya refugees have a dinner at a makeshift shelter near Gundum in Cox's Bazar Bangladesh

"Nevertheless we are concerned to hear that numbers of Muslims are fleeing across the border to Bangladesh", she said.

"We're not allowing any distribution to anyone from the side of the road", said district government official Kazi Abdur Rahman.

Space at established refugee camps in Bangladesh has all but been exhausted, with new arrivals hacking away trees and other vegetation anywhere they can to erect shelters from the monsoon rain.

The State Department also said the aid "will help provide emergency shelter, food security, nutritional assistance, health assistance, psychosocial support, water, sanitation and hygiene, livelihoods, social inclusion, non-food items, disaster and crisis risk reduction, restoring family links, and protection to the over 400,000 displaced persons".

Myanmar government leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has faced a barrage of criticism from overseas for not stopping the violence.

The Burmese government passed a law called the "Burma Citizenship Law", in 1982 calling the Rohingya an illegitimate ethnic minority group with no path to full citizenship, thus restricting their rights to have education, healthcare, and other basic human rights.

Rajnath said that the objections to deport them are baseless since Myanmar has expressed its willingness to take them back, NDTV reports.

She said more than half of Rakhine's Muslims - the Myanmar government does not use the term Rohingya - had stayed.

The military response to insurgent attacks last month in the western region of Myanmar sent more than 410,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing to neighbouring Bangladesh, escaping what the United Nations has branded as ethnic cleansing.

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They (India and China) are two huge countries that are transforming from agricultural countries to urban modern countries. The Member of Parliament from Amethi also criticized the government for not spending enough on education and healthcare.

"I think we all appreciate the problems and complex challenges that Myanmar faces", he said.

At least 10 people were injured.

Pointing that the influx of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar started in 2012-13, the Centre said there was an organised "influx of illegal immigrants from Myanmar through agents and touts" facilitating their entry into India through West Bengal, Tripura and Assam.

The de facto leader made the remarks in her first national address over the Rakhine violence.

She said Myanmar did not fear global scrutiny and was committed to a sustainable solution to the conflict.

China, which has close economic and diplomatic ties with Myanmar and is a competitor to the United States for influence in the strategically important country, has called for understanding of the government's efforts to protect stability.

Suu Kyi rejected a suggestion she was soft on the military, telling Radio Free Asia her objective was national reconciliation.

He also referred to Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi's statement two days ago that her country would resettle some of the refugees.

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