Rohingya Refugees – level 2

24-10-2017 07:00

A drone filmed thousands of Rohingya en route to Bangladesh. They are fleeing ethnic cleansing in Myanmar.

More than 500,000 people have moved from Myanmar to Bangladesh since August. The UN says that this is the ‘fastest-growing refugee emergency in the world today’.

Last Monday, 12 people, including six children died, when a boat overturned.

Difficult words: en route (on the way), flee (run away), ethnic cleansing (mass killing of a type of people).

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