'Untenable': Nearly one million Rohingya refugees now in Bangladesh as Myanmar exodus continues

Rohingya refugees arrive to the Bangladeshi side of the Naf river after crossing the border from Myanmar, Bangladesh, on Oct 16, 2017.
Rohingya refugees arrive to the Bangladeshi side of the Naf river after crossing the border from Myanmar, Bangladesh, on Oct 16, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS

GENEVA (REUTERS) - Nearly one million Rohingya refugees who have fled violence in Myanmar are now in Bangladesh, which is an "untenable situation", Bangladesh told a UN meeting on Monday (Oct 23).

Mr Shameem Ahsan, Bangladesh's ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, told a donors' meeting that his country was pursuing efforts with Myanmar to find a "durable solution" to the crisis.

But Myanmar continued to issue "propaganda projecting Rohingyas as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh".