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The big picture on the Rohingya refugee crisis

Rohingya Muslim women stand in a line to register as refugees at a Bangladeshi camp. Photo: Dar Yasin / AP

Nearly 600,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled persecution in Myanmar and crossed via land or sea into Bangladesh during the most recent exodus, joining the 300,000 Rohingya people already living in Bangladeshi refugee camps.

The bottom line: Bangladesh is unable to handle the volume of refugees, and the living conditions at camps are worsening. But the humanitarian response to the crisis has been slow, and the flow of refugees into Bangladesh shows no signs of stopping.