Myanmar camps overwhelmed after fresh unrest: UN
SITTWE (AFP) - Food, water and medical help are in short supply at overcrowded camps in violence-hit western Myanmar that are "stretched beyond capacity", the United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday.
Buddhist-Muslim bloodshed in Rakhine state has caused more than 28,000 people to flee their homes this month, UNHCR said in a statement.
"It is clearly urgent that law and order be restored to prevent further violence, and that access is facilitated so that aid can be provided to those in need," the agency said.
The latest fighting, which erupted on Oct 21, has seen whole neighbourhoods razed in a spate of arson attacks that UN staff reported had resulted in "widespread destruction and displacement".