UNHCR says on ‘full alert’ as 11,000 Rohingya flee in a day

10 Oct 2017, 15:29


Geneva: Bangladesh border guards reported more than 11,000 Rohingya refugees crossing into their country from Myanmar on Monday, the United Nations refugee agency said.

‘We’re back in a situation of full alert as far as influxes are concerned. It is a big increase to see 11,000,’ Adrian Edwards, spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told a news briefing in Geneva on Tuesday.

‘UNHCR is working with the Bangladesh authorities on a transit centre to prepare for a potential refugee influx in the coming days,’ he said.