5 Nov 2012

More aid needed in Myanmar

8:11 am on 5 November 2012

Aid agencies say more help is needed for the 100,000-plus people displaced by communal violence in western Myanmar, many of them Muslim Rohingyas.

United Nations officials say the camps set up for families that fled for their lives are inadequate, and the crisis has overwhelmed the capacity of the government there.

Around 90 people were killed in a renewed bout of communal violence last week.