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Aid workers see humanitarian crisis as Rohingya flee to Bangladesh

Exhausted Rohingya refugees rested on the shore in Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh, after crossing by boat through the Bay of Bengal Sept. 10.

OX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh -- Bangladesh is bracing for a massive humanitarian crisis because of a lack of food, sanitation, medicines and even basic housing following the exodus of as many as 350,000 Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar, fleeing violence in which at least 1,000 were killed in just two weeks.

Move away from past, Cdl. Bo tells Myanmar peace conference

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar — Myanmar's cardinal assured a historic gathering of government, military and ethnic leaders of the Church's support for building lasting peace in the conflict-torn Southeast Asian country.

"We need to move away from the past, working toward a peace with justice," Yangon Cardinal Charles Bo said in his speech at the Union Peace Conference in the capital, Naypyitaw, Aug. 31. "For too long we have lived in mutual hatred. Now is the time to assert our oneness."

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