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European Union may impose Sanctions against Myanmar over Rohingya Crisis

Boat tragedy claims lives of Rohingya fleeing Myanmar

Almost 520,000 Rohingya Muslims have now entered Bangladesh since deadly Rohingya militant raids on Myanmar police posts on 25 August prompted a brutal military backlash. "We heard he married a Rohingya woman". "But we did not find him there and his parents don't know where he has gone", he said, adding they were investigating the case.

Terming the Rohingya crisis as a regional catastrophe, Bangladesh Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali on Tuesday said that it is no longer an internal issue of Myanmar. Jewel's father Babul Hossain said citizenship was not the motive this time and defended his son's marriage to Rafiza.

"These people lack most of the basic services - toilets, water sanitation and everything", UNICEF spokesman A M Sakil Faizullah told AFP.

More than 10,000 cases of diarrhoea have been diagnosed over the last week, the World Health Organization said, with concern rising that cases of cholera - a virulent form of diarrhoea that can kill within 36 hours - may also be on the rise. Many under 18 living in makeshift camp at Cox's Bazar highly traumatized after seeing family members killed and home set on fire.

The influx has also put Bangladesh under vast strain, with the South Asian country already hosting at least 300,000 Rohingya refugees in squalid camps along its border with Myanmar before the latest surge in arrivals.

In the last week, almost 10,300 cases of diarrhea have been reported in the makeshift settlements and camps for more than one-half-million Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

"They pretended like they wanted a war", she said. "He thinks marrying a girl from the distressed Muslim community will be treated as an act of charity", he said. The government of Buddhist-majority Myanmar refuses to recognise the Rohingya as a distinct ethnic group and considers them illegal migrants from Bangladesh.

The humanitarian community is supporting the Government of Bangladesh's efforts to meet the growing needs of both new and existing Rohingyas in Cox's Bazar.

The boat was carrying between 60 and 100 people when it overturned and sank near Shah Porir Dwip, on the southern tip of Bangladesh on Sunday night, authorities in Bangladesh said.