The Grim Scale Of The Rohingya Crisis
The grim scale of the crisis can be seen from the following infographic. The number of people fleeing Myanmar is now triple the number of refugees who have tried to enter Europe via the Mediterranean so far this year. The sheer number of refugees has also overtaken Mediterranean migrant numbers for the whole of 2016. UN human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has described the attacks against the Rohingya as a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing".
This chart shows Rohingya refugee arrivals in Bangladesh and Mediterranean sea arrivals in Europe.