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Rakhine State: Refugee Camps and Government Documents

rakhine state: It estimated that at least 9,000 Rohingya had died of various causes in Burma's Rakhine state between Aug. 25 and Sept. 24, and that more than 70 per cent of the deaths were the result of violence, according to Toronto Star. According to MSF, the dead included at least 730 children younger than 5. The group, known by its French acronym MSF, said in a statement made available Thursday that it conducted the survey in refugee camps in Bangladesh. Read more Two journalists arrested in Burma over government documents, reports say Article Continued Below Canadians donate 12.5M towards Rohingya refugee crisis, government to match funds Bibeau Editorial Tougher measures needed to stop campaign of terror against Rohingya More than 630,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Buddhist-majority Burma into Bangladesh to escape what the United Nations has called ethnic cleansing. react-empty 160 The peak in deaths coincides with the launch of the latest clearance operations' by Burma security forces in the last week of August, MSF medical director Sidney Wong said in a statement. The rape of Rohingya women by Burma's security forces has been sweeping and methodical, the Associated Press found in interviews with 29 women and girls who fled to neighbouring Bangladesh. She said the findings were staggering, both in terms of the numbers of people who reported a family member dead as a result of violence and the horrific ways in which they said they were killed or severely injured.MSF said that among children below the age of 5, more than 59 per cent who were killed during that period were reportedly shot, 15 per cent burnt to death in their homes, 7 per cent beaten to death and 2 per cent died due to landmine blasts. ( As reported in the news.