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UN chief warns of monsoon's threat to Rohingya

About 150,000 refugees are in flood-prone areas, Guterres says

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres   © Reuters

UNITED NATIONS -- Rohingya refugees living in Bangladeshi camps should be moved to higher ground ahead of the monsoon season, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Thursday, warning of a possible humanitarian disaster.

"We believe that about 150,000 people are in areas that are flood-prone or can be negatively impacted by the monsoon in a dangerous way for the people," the U.N. chief told reporters. More than 670,000 have fled to Bangladesh from neighboring Myanmar since last August, after an attack by an insurgent group triggered a harsh military crackdown.

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