United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, center, interacts with Rohingya Muslim children at Kutupalong, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Ziaul Haque Oisharjh)
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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said Sunday that the exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar to Bangladesh is "the most urgent refugee emergency in the world" right now.Filippo Grandi told reporters in the Bangladeshi town of Cox's Bazar that the needs of the more than 430,000 people who have fled terrible violence in Myanmar over the last month are enormous and that the international community must step up financial and material aid to Bangladesh if the South Asian nation is to be able to help the refugees.The government says that there is no such ethnicity as Rohingya and that they are Bengalis who illegally migrated to Myanmar from Bangladesh.Last week, Myanmar's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, said in a televised national address that the worst of the violence in Rakhine state was over.
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