More Than 13,000 Rohingya Muslims Died So Far, 22 Times Higher Than Myanmar’s Official Report
Between 9,000 And 13,700 Rohingya Muslims Died, hundreds higher than Myanmar’s official death toll of 400.

According to medical charity Medicins Sans Frontieres, above 13,000 Rohingya Muslims died in Myanmar from Aug. 25 to Sept. 24, thousands more than the government claimed.

The Doctors Without Borders, known as Médecins sans frontiers released the figures which show the number of Rohingya Muslims killed by Burma Forces is 22.5 times higher than Myanmar’s official death toll of 400.

At least 1000 children under the age of five, were killed in the first month of a crackdown started in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state, MSF said.

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The figures were based on surveys of surviving refugees in Bangladesh which was the first attempt to quantify the exact number of fatalities since early September when Myanmar authorities claimed only 394 Rohingya had died who were mostly militants.

MSF interviewed several thousand Rohingya refugees in four camps in Bangladesh in late October and early November, estimating how many members of their families had died and how, both before and after the attacks began.

“Extrapolating the data, essentially we can say that you know, our most conservative estimate is that between 9,000 and 13,700 people died,” MSF Australia Executive Director Paul McPhun said.

Mr McPhun added: “about 71 per cent died violent deaths, they were shot, they were burnt to death and clearly you know this was the result of the military campaign during that period”. The rest fatalities, he said were due to disease and malnutrition.

Over half a million Rohingya Muslims have fled into Bangladesh since the military crackdown which the UN has described as “ethnic cleansing”.

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