Story highlightsAt least 519,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh since late AugustA month-long ceasefire called by a Rohingya militant group ends Monday
(CNN)At least 12 Rohingya refugees, including 10 children, died after their boat capsized as they tried to flee Myanmar for Bangladesh, officials told CNN.
A fishing trawler capsized on the Naf River late Sunday evening local time, said Ariful Islam, commanding officer of the Bangladesh Border Guard in Teknaf, on the border with Myanmar. Islam said his team rescued 13 people by pulling them from the water into their boats. “They (were) so distressed,” Islam said of those rescued. “We have provided them with first aid and food. Now they are in the camps.” He added it was unclear how many people were on board the boat or if any are still missing: “You never know, we might find more bodies.” Read MoreThe 12 dead bodies were found washed ashore near Shah Porir Dwip, on the southern tip of Bangladesh. At least 519,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh since late August after fleeing violence in Myanmar, according to the latest report from the Inter Sector Coordination Group in Bangladesh. Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarRohingya refugee Sona Banu is carried ashore on September 27, by Nobi Hossain after crossing the Naf River by boat from Myanmar to near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. As many as 400,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since August 25, according to the United Nations. The Rohingya are a Muslim minority who live in Myanmar’s Rakhine state but are not recognized there as citizens. They are considered by human rights groups to be among the world’s most persecuted people.Hide Caption 1 of 29 Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarDildar Begum, a Rohingya woman, and her daughter, Noor Kalima, recover from injuries at Sadar Hospital in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, after fleeing their home in Rakhine state. Begum said her husband was killed and she and her daughter were attacked by Burmese soldiers.Hide Caption 2 of 29 Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarBurnt villages are seen on September 27, near Maungdaw in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state.Hide Caption 3 of 29 Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarRohingya men stand in line on September 19, to collect food distributed by aid agencies in Balukhali refugee camp in Bangladesh.Hide Caption 4 of 29 Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarPeople scramble to catch food distributed by aid groups on September 18, at the Balukhali refugee camp in Bangladesh.Hide Caption 5 of 29 Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarRohingya refugees take cover from monsoon rains on September 17, in the Balukhali refugee camp in Bangladesh.Hide Caption 6 of 29 Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarA Bangladeshi border guard keeps watch on September 16, near the beach of Sharapuri Dwip, where many Rohingya refugees land after crossing from Myanmar.Hide Caption 7 of 29 Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarRohingya refugees disembark from a boat on September 13, on the Bangladeshi side of the Naf River. Hide Caption 8 of 29 Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarHide Caption 9 of 29 Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarRohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar hold their infant son Abdul Masood, who died when their boat capsized just before reaching Bangladesh on September 13.Hide Caption 10 of 29 Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarRohingya refugee Rashida Begum stands next to her 15-year-old son, Azizul Hoque, as he is treated on September 13, at a hospital in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. He sustained a landmine injury while crossing from Myanmar to Bangladesh.Hide Caption 11 of 29 Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarRohingya refugees bury Nur Ali in Kutupalong, Bangladesh, on September 13. Ali was a 50-year-old man who died of gunshot wounds he sustained while fleeing violence in Myanmar. Hide Caption 12 of 29 Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarNur Ali’s son, Abul Basar, reacts while attending his father’s funeral on September 13, in Bangladesh. In Myanmar, the latest outbreak of violence came after a series of alleged attacks by Rohingya militants on government border posts. In response, Myanmar’s military intensified “clearance operations” against “terrorists,” driving thousands of people from their homes. Satellite photos released by Human Rights Watch showed entire villages torched to the ground in clashes between Myanmar’s armed forces and local militants.Hide Caption 13 of 29 Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarRohingya children flee the Rakhine state by boat on Tuesday, September 12.Hide Caption 14 of 29 Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarA woman collapses on September 12, after the wooden boat she and other refugees were traveling in crashed into the shore in Dakhinpara, Bangladesh.Hide Caption 15 of 29 Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarThe woman is carried to shore after her boat crashed in Dakhinpara.Hide Caption 16 of 29 Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarA Rohingya woman cries after the boat crash in Dakhinpara on September 12.Hide Caption 17 of 29 Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarRefugees jump from the boat in Dakhinpara on September 12.Hide Caption 18 of 29 Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarA Rohingya child holds a baby on September 12, as refugees wade through the Naf River in Bangladesh.Hide Caption 19 of 29 Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarRohingya men pray on September 11, in a makeshift shelter near Cox’s Bazar.Hide Caption 20 of 29 Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarBangladeshi volunteers distribute food on September 10, to Rohingya refugees in Chittagong, Bangladesh.Hide Caption 21 of 29 Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarRohingya refugees walk across paddy fields on September 9, after crossing the border in Gundum, Bangladesh.Hide Caption 22 of 29 Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarA boat full of Rohingya refugees arrives on September 9, on the Bangladeshi side of the Naf River.Hide Caption 23 of 29 Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarA girl is carried to safety after crossing the Naf River on September 9.Hide Caption 24 of 29 Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarRohingya men reach out for relief supplies on September 9, at a refugee camp in Bangladesh.Hide Caption 25 of 29 Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarA Rohingya girl carries supplies on September 9, at a refugee camp in Ukhia, Bangladesh.Hide Caption 26 of 29 Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarRefugees gather on the shoreline after arriving September 8, in Dakhinpara.Hide Caption 27 of 29 Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarA Bangladeshi border guard orders Rohingya refugees to return to the Myanmar side of a small canal on August 29. Bangladesh has been struggling to cope with the influx of refugees.Hide Caption 28 of 29 Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarBangladeshi border guards stand watch on August 26, as Rohingya refugees escape fresh gunfire near Myanmar’s Rakhine state.Hide Caption 29 of 29Last week, Bangladesh announced plans to build a single, enormous refugee camp to house around 800,000 Rohingya refugees as the flow of people across the border shows no signs of stopping. “Solutions lie with (Myanmar) because the problem was created by the Myanmar government. We want them to take back their citizens to their own homeland,” Obaidul Quader, a Bangladeshi minister, said last week, adding the refugees were an “unbearable burden” on his country.Bangladesh is also dealing with the internal displacement of hundreds of thousands of its own citizens due to severe seasonal flooding.Ceasefire endingIn a new report released Friday, aid organization Refugees International described the actions of the Myanmar military as “crimes against humanity.”Myanmar has repeatedly denied claims it is working deliberately to wipe out the Rohingya, saying they are carrying out counter attacks against “brutal acts of terrorism.”The crackdown in Rakhine intensified after Rohingya militants killed 12 security officers during coordinated attacks on border posts, according to Myanmar state media.JUST WATCHEDInside the Rohingya resistance (March 2017)ReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH
Inside the Rohingya resistance (March 2017) 03:26At midnight local time Monday (2:30 p.m. ET), a month-long ceasefire called by the militant Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) will come to an end, the group said in a statement Saturday. ARSA leader Ata Ullah said the ceasefire was conducted to allow humanitarian access to Rakhine State and to allow safe passage for refugees to escape to Bangladesh. He accused the Myanmar government of blocking humanitarian access, adding that ARSA is determined to “stop the tyranny and oppression waged against the Arakanese people.”