Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Korea sends tent shelters to Arakan State

Wednesday, 18 July 2012 12:40 Mizzima News

South Korea is sending 700 tents to Arakan State to aid people displaced by the sectarian violence over the past seven weeks, after a request from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

The tents will provide temporary shelter for about 3,000 refugees, according to Korean officials.

Sectarian clashes between Muslim Rohingyas and ethnic Rakhine Buddhists in western Burma have displaced at least 52,000 people, according to Burmese government figures.

Up to 79 people died in clashes in the state.

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