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In pictures: Myanmar's Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh

Over 430,000 Rohingya refugees have fled into Bangladesh since late August during the outbreak of violence in Rakhine state as Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi downplayed the crisis and defended the security forces while criticism on her handling of the Rohingya crisis grows.

In pictures: Myanmar's Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh
Rohingya Muslim refugees exhausted by their journey rest upon arrival on the Bangladeshi shoreline of the Naf river after crossing the border from Myanmar in Teknaf on September 30, 2017. More than 2,000 Rohingya have massed along Myanmar's coast this week after trekking from inland villages in Rakhine state to join the refugee exodus to Bangladesh, state media reported September 30. They follow more than half a million fellow Rohingya who have emptied out of northern Rakhine in a single month, fleeing an army crackdown and communal violence the UN says amounts to 'ethnic cleansing'.
In pictures: Myanmar's Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh
New arrivals are unloaded from truck confused about where they are going next after a three hour ride from the border area on October 1, 2017in Balukhali, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Over a half a million Rohingya refugees have fled into Bangladesh since late August during the outbreak of violence in Rakhine state causing a humanitarian crisis in the region with continued challenges for aid agencies.
In pictures: Myanmar's Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh
Rohingya Muslim refugees children rush to line up at a food distribution in Balukhali refugee camp near Gumdhum on September October 1, 2017. Bangladesh is to move to a camp at least 15,000 Rohingya refugees who have settled in a restive hill district near the border with Myanmar, a local official said Sunday. Most of the estimated half a million Rohingya who have arrived in southeastern Bangladesh over the last five weeks after fleeing violence in Myanmar are crammed into the camps that have sprung up on government land.
In pictures: Myanmar's Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh
Boats full of people continue to arrive along the shores of the Naf River as Rohingya come in the safety of darkness September 30, on Shah Porir Dwip island, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Over a half a million Rohingya refugees have fled into Bangladesh since late August during the outbreak of violence in Rakhine state causing a humanitarian crisis in the region with continued challenges for aid agencies.
In pictures: Myanmar's Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh
A Bangladeshi man helps Rohingya Muslim refugees to disembark from a boat on the Bangladeshi shoreline of the Naf river after crossing the border from Myanmar in Teknaf on September 30, 2017. More than 2,000 Rohingya have massed along Myanmar's coast this week after trekking from inland villages in Rakhine state to join the refugee exodus to Bangladesh, state media reported September 30. They follow more than half a million fellow Rohingya who have emptied out of northern Rakhine in a single month, fleeing an army crackdown and communal violence the UN says amounts to 'ethnic cleansing'.
In pictures: Myanmar's Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh
Rohingya Muslim refugees walk along on the Bangladeshi shoreline of the Naf river after crossing the border from Myanmar in Teknaf on September 30, 2017. More than 2,000 Rohingya have massed along Myanmar's coast this week after trekking from inland villages in Rakhine state to join the refugee exodus to Bangladesh, state media reported September 30. They follow more than half a million fellow Rohingya who have emptied out of northern Rakhine in a single month, fleeing an army crackdown and communal violence the UN says amounts to 'ethnic cleansing'.
In pictures: Myanmar's Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh
New Rohingya arrivals from Myanmar pack an overcrowded area trying to get some rest while they are waiting for shelter September 29 in Kutupalong, Bangladesh. Over a half a million Rohingya refugees have fled into Bangladesh from the horrific violence in Rakhine state in Myanmar causing a humanitarian crisis.
In pictures: Myanmar's Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh
Rohingya Muslim refugees rush to line up at a food distribution in Balukhali refugee camp near Gumdhum on October 1, 2017. Bangladesh is to move to a camp at least 15,000 Rohingya refugees who have settled in a restive hill district near the border with Myanmar, a local official said Sunday. Most of the estimated half a million Rohingya who have arrived in southeastern Bangladesh over the last five weeks after fleeing violence in Myanmar are crammed into the camps that have sprung up on government land.
In pictures: Myanmar's Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh
A Rohingya Muslim refugee holds her baby in the Kutupalong refugee camp in the Bangladesh's Ukhia district on September 28, 2017. The UN has drawn up a contingency plan to feed up to 700,000 Muslim Rohingya refugees from Myanmar after some 480,000 fled to Bangladesh over the past month and arrivals continue. A senior official from the UN's World Food Program (WFP) told AFP they were now prepared to provide massive food and other emergency aid if the influx continues in coming weeks.
In pictures: Myanmar's Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh
Rohingya Muslim refugees walk through Kutupalong refugee camp in the Bangladeshi district of Ukhia on September 28, 2017. The UN has drawn up a contingency plan to feed up to 700,000 Muslim Rohingya refugees from Myanmar after some 480,000 fled to Bangladesh over the past month and arrivals continue. A senior official from the UN's World Food Program (WFP) told AFP they were now prepared to provide massive food and other emergency aid if the influx continues in coming weeks.