UNHCR / ROHINGYA NEW INFLUX

11-Oct-2017 00:01:38
Rohingya refugees continue to cross the border from Myanmar to Bangladesh. It is estimated that 541,000 Rohingya have poured into Bangladesh over the last six weeks. The tide of terrified refugees slowed recently but there has been another surge in the last few days, and there are fears that trend may continue. UNHCR
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STORY: UNHCR / ROHINGYA NEW INFLUX
TRT: 1:38
SOURCE: UNHCR
RESTRICTION: PLEASE CREDIT UNHCR ON SCREEN
LANGUAGE: ROHINGYA / NATS

DATELINE: 10 OCTOBER 2017, BANGLADESH/MYANMAR BORDER
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1. Aerial drone shot, Bangladesh-Myanmar border showing rice paddies and Myanmar mountains bg
2. Wide shot, Mohammed and Hamida family standing by side of road with belongings.
3. Close up, children faces
4. SOUNDBITE (Rohingya) Dil Mohammed, Rohingya Refugee:
“The military told us we are Bengalis, go back to Bangladesh”
5. Med shot, Mohammed sister Hamida
6. Close up, child’s face
7. Med shot, low angle family with belongings
8. SOUNDBITE (Rohingya) Hamida Hatun, Rohingya Refugee:
“I was scared, the Army was shooting at us, we had to run”
9. Various shots, people wading across water with belongings in Rohingya camp area
10. Close up, Food bags being rushed in to distribution area
11. Med shot, wide people standing in line for distribution
12. Various shots, Refugee children in line pressing forward in line
13. Various shots, people in makeshift camp huts in background
14. Wide shot, refugees in trees by side of road with belongings
15. Med shot, refugee women in trees
16. Close up, refugee girl
17. Various shots, Mohammed and Hamida family by side of road people walking past in background
STORYLINE
Rohingya Refugees from Myanmar have been wading across this area of the border with Bangladesh in recent days.

It is estimated that 11,000 Rohingya have come through these rice paddies in the last few days.

This family arrived this morning. They say nothing has changed in Myanmar..that they are still being persecuted there.

SOUNDBITE (Rohingya) Dil Mohammed, Rohingya Refugee:
“The military told us we are Bengalis, go back to Bangladesh.”

His sister says their houses were burned down 4 days ago- It took them 3 days to walk to Bangladesh.

SOUNDBITE (Rohingya) Hamida Hatun, Rohingya Refugee:
“I was scared, the Army was shooting at us, we had to run”

The new refugees join over half a million Rohingya in the enormous camps along the border. The Bangladeshi government continues to open its doors offering safety and security.

UNHCR and other aid organizations are rushing more food and supplies to the camps to meet the growing need.

Every day there are more people to feed adding to the sense of anxiety among some of the refugees who are utterly dependent on outside help for their survival.

Many of the new arrivals have already been settled amid the many thousands living in the makeshift huts.

Others are still waiting to find their new home, some camp temporarily by the side of the road.

Mohammed and Hamida have received supplies to feed the family, material to build a shelter where they will spend their first night in Bangladesh.

Rohingya refugees continue to cross the border from Myanmar to Bangladesh. It is estimated that 541,000 Rohingya have poured into Bangladesh over the last six weeks. The tide of terrified refugees slowed recently but there has been another surge in the last few days, and there are fears that trend may continue.

UNHCR has loaded trucks with plastic sheets for immediate delivery once teams verify the locations of the new arrivals. The UN Refugee Agency has also asked partner agencies to pre-position food, water and other life-saving supplies for the new refugees, many of whom are exhausted from the long and treacherous journey.

A series of drownings reported since late September has underscored the importance of rescue operations for those fleeing by boat from Myanmar. In the most recent incident over the weekend more than a dozen refugees drowned, including children and women.
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