Drone footage shows vast numbers of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar entering Bangladesh, arriving by boat and walking through flooded fields. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) released aerial footage on Monday (October 16) showing thousands of Rohingya Muslims after they crossed the Naf river into Bangladesh.

The video shot over the Palongkhali area shows refugees arriving by boat and walking through flooded fields.

They join some 536,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled Myanmar since Aug. 25, when coordinated Rohingya insurgent attacks sparked a ferocious military response, with the fleeing people accusing security forces of arson, killings and rape.

A joint statement released by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and UNHCR on Monday, called for “global solidarity ahead of pledging conference on Rohingya refugee crisis.”

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