The lines of frail and traumatized Rohingya streaming into Bangladesh have overwhelmed aid agencies and triggered alarm from world leaders, with ramshackle camps along the border swelling into one of the largest refugee settlements in the world.
The Government of India is calling Rohingya refugees a security threat, and seeking to deport them.
Amnesty International recently said that the new videos taken from the state show smoke rising from Rohingya Muslim Villages.
Two days ago, Union home minister Rajnath Singh said the Rohingya are illegal immigrants and not refugees who have applied for asylum in India.
Expressing his disappointment with Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's stand on the Rohingya issue, Indian Nobel Peace Prize victor Kailash Satyarthi said the situation is among this "era's biggest humanitarian crises".
The foreign ministry official said Bangladesh has received a total of 270,000 tonnes of relief material since August 24 from various worldwide aid organisations.
Hate speech and misinformation on social media have amplified ethnic tensions in Myanmar's Rakhine state, a USA official said Friday, urging the country's "better angels" to show compassion for Rohingya Muslims who are fleeing violence in droves.
UNICEF estimates that an "unprecedented" 60 percent of new refugees in Bangladesh are children.
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United Nations observers say they have seen scores of rape and gang rape survivors among the Rohingya who have fled ethnic violence in Myanmar in recent weeks.
"Blaming Rohingya has been a convenient tool for Myanmar armed forces to advance destruction of Rohingya community", Hla Kyaw said.
It urged the Myanmar government to let an independent worldwide investigation into the mass killing of Hindu villagers as well as Rohingya villagers in northern part of Rakhine state.
Bangladesh is keeping a close watch on the refugee influx to make sure Rohingya camps are not targeted by extremist elements for potential recruits, a senior official from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs told Khaleej Times.
Rohingya have faced persecution and discrimination in majority-Buddhist Burma for decades and are denied citizenship, even though many families have lived there for generations.
A total of eight medical professionals working in Bangladesh reported treating 25 women between them since late August who had physical injuries that were consistent with violent attacks.
But civilian refugees streaming into Bangladesh say they were terrorised by soldiers and vigilante Buddhist mobs who torched their villages to the ground.
"International support is also now being stepped up, under the leadership of the government".