Exclusive: 'We will kill you all' - Rohingya villagers in Myanmar beg for safe passage
Sunday, 17 September 2017 SITTWE, Myanmar (Reuters) - Thousands of Rohingya Muslims in violence-racked northwest Myanmar are pleading with the authorities for safe passage from two remote villages that are cut off by hostile Buddhists and running short of food.
The number of Rohingya refugees flooding into Bangladesh has risen sharply to 270,000 since the violence broke out in Myanmar two weeks ago. Some of the Rohingya villages look deserted because residents are afraid to leave their houses.
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