Heavy flooding forces Rohingya in Bangladesh to move

Heavy rain in the past few days have flooded rice paddy fields where many Rohingya Muslims have put up their shelters, forcing them to gather their belongings once again to move to drier ground.

COX'S BAZAAR (Reuters) - Heavy rain in the past few days have flooded rice paddy fields where many Rohingya Muslims have put up their shelters, forcing them on Tuesday (Sept 19) to gather their belongings once again to move to drier ground.

Attacks by Rohingya Muslim insurgents on Aug 25 in western Myanmar sparked a military response that has forced more than 410,000 Rohingya into neighboring Bangladesh.

Last week, aid agencies warned that Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh could die due to a lack of food, shelter and water, given the huge numbers fleeing violence in Myanmar, as authorities began moving people to camps to streamline the distribution of help.