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Red Cross says 'a humanitarian crisis' is looming for the Rohingya

Red Cross says 'a humanitarian crisis' is looming for the Rohingya
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Aid agencies are struggling to cope with the influx of refugees crossing the border from Myanmar to Bangladesh.

Some 300,000 Rohingya have fled since the military launched a crackdown on militants two weeks ago.

After fleeing for their lives, refugees are fighting to survive in the overwhelmed Kutupalong refugee camp.

The elderly, sick and wounded are scrambling for scarce resources.

The makeshift camp’s secretary Noor Mohammad is pleading for more supplies.

According to the Red Cross a serious humanitarian crisis is unfolding on the Myanmar side with thousands of displaced people stranded or left
without food for weeks.

Australia will provide up to $4.03 million in assistance while Malaysia is flying in much-needed aid.

The flight of the Rohingya began two weeks ago after insurgents attacked police posts and an army base in Rakhine

That triggered an army counter-offensive in which 400 people were killed.