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Bangladesh: Rohingya Refugee Crisis Bi-Weekly Snapshot - 17 December 2017

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Since 25 August, more than 655,000 Rohingya refugees have fled violence in Myanmar and crossed into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Not only has the pace of new arrivals made this the fastest growing refugee crisis, the concentration of refugees in Cox’s Bazar is now amongst the densest in the world.

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212,000 Rohingya estimated to be in Cox’s Bazar before the August influx

655,000 New arrivals as of 17 December 2017

867,000 Total number of Rohingya refugees estimated to be in Cox’s Bazar.