The Bangladeshi government has announced plans to build shelters for up to 400,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing from neighbouring Myanmar.

The army and aid agencies are due to erect 14,000 shelters, each housing six families, near the city of Cox’s Bazar.

Since late august over 400,000 Rohingya are thought to have fled to Bangladesh, to escape a government offensive.

The UN says Myanmar’s operation could amount to ethnic cleansing.

Rights groups have accused the military of burning Rohingya villages.

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